2011 European Grand Prix sees another victory from Sebastian Vettel

Article by Christian A., on June 26, 2011

World champion Sebastian Vettel is once again on the lead at the 2011 Formula 1 season after he was proclaimed as the winner of the European Grand Prix in Valencia. It’s an awesome win after having had a poor showing in Montreal.

Red Bull’s Vettel had an early charge in the race that made him set a three-second lead within a few laps. He was able to keep this advantage for the rest of the afternoon but towards the end, he had his fastest lap, increasing his lead up to 10.8 seconds.

At second place is Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. At the start, the two Ferraris swooped in on Lewis Hamilton's McLaren while Felipe Massa sneaked between Hamilton and Alonso, then attempted to get down the inside of Mark Webber for second.

But when he was forced to back out of this move, Alonso went around the outside of his team-mate and grabbed third place. Alonso then kept close at the back of Webber and was able to take second place by using an outbraking move on lap 21.

The Spaniard wasn’t able to get the Australian off his tail. Just when the Red Bull got to its second stop one lap sooner, Webber was able to vault back ahead of Alonso. But then, during the final tire changes, Alonso again had the advantage by running three laps further by using soft tires.

Webber was on his new medium tires. Ferrari got back in front and Webber had no way of getting to Alonso when the Red Bull told him to back off and get a gearbox finish. He took third place. Massa didn’t gain anything by running longer at most pit stops. Instead, he dropped to fifth place behind Hamilton.

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