12 Jul 2010

Webber wins at Silverstone, Hamilton extends championship lead

6:39 am on 12 July 2010

A fired-up Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix for Red Bull after a storming start that turned the tables on his teammate Sebastian Vettel.

The victory put a smile on the Australian's face after having to give his car's front wing to the German on Saturday in a controversy that left Red Bull facing accusations of favouritism.

Webber made his feelings clear as he took the chequered flag, telling the team over the radio: "Not bad for a number two driver". Vetel, who found himself at the back of the field after the first lap having started on pole, recovered to finish 7th.

Lewis Hamilton produced a fighting second place finish for McLaren, 1.3 seconds behind Webber, to extend his championship lead over team mate Jenson Button to 12 points, with Webber another 5 points adrift in third place.

Germany's Nico Rosberg was third for Mercedes and world champion Button fourth.