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Alonso Maldonado Button
Schumacher Webber Kovalainen
Liuzzi Alonso Vettel
Button Sutil Massa
Heidfeld Trulli Schumacher
Hamilton Heidfeld Perez
Massa Wing Vale Fans
Clos Leimer Ericsson
Alonso Petrov Rosberg
Hamilton Perez Webber
Vettel, Sutil Hamilton Alonso, Hamilton
Buemi


Alonso pushed hard in qualifying, and was best-of-the-rest against the highly-fancied Red Bulls. Come Sunday, he drove some consistently fast mid-race laps in changeable conditions, and took a surprise but deserved victory.

9th July 2011

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Event
FIA F1 World Championship British Grand Prix Qualifying at Silverstone Circuit, England

Comments
- A damp weekend for the British Grand Prix saw some lively track action.
- Red Bull dominated qualifying again with Webber tasking pole and Vettel second, but the gap was far less than in previous races - Alonso in third was just one tenth slower.
- The crowd-favourite McLarens struggled: Button in fifth with Hamilton tenth. The race would be no better, Jenson retired with a loose front wheel after a bodged pit-stop, Lewis had initially run strongly but was told to slow down by the team to conserve fuel, finishing a distant fourth.
- New circuit and pit complex bring a pleasant refresh to a classic venue.
- Thanks to Chris Dawson for his awesome pictures!

Qualifying Report
Ferrari run Red Bull close


Race Report
Alonso’s timely triumph


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