Nico Rosberg of Mercedes-Benz rules 2013 British Grand Prix

Article by Anita Panait, on July 1, 2013

Nico Rosberg weathered a series of tire failures Sunday to win the British Grand Prix for Mercedes-Benz. Rosberg and teammate Lewis Hamilton both took the first two positions for the race, but a sunny weather did not assure a fool-proof race for Mercedes-Benz that day. Most of the leaders started the race with softer two Pirelli tire compounds.

Although Hamilton managed to have perfect start, Rosberg got too much wheel spin, causing him to lose the No. 2 spot to Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull-Renault. Adrian Sutil of Force India-Mercedes remained the team's highest place driver, after teammate Paul di Resta was disqualified from qualifying after his car was found to be underweight.

Red Bull-Renault's Mark Webber started at fourth and had his unit sustained front-wing damage after getting clipped by Romain Grosjean, who was turning left to avoid Jenson Button. It was similar to the damage he sustained in the Canadian Grand Prix. 

The team decided to leave Webber on track until the first pit stops, when they changed the wing. Hamilton was busy establishing a good lead over Vettel to make sure that the German driver could not take advantage of DRS. But tragedy befell Hamilton when the left-rear tire of his Mercedes failed him on the Wellington Straight.

With his tires busted, Hamilton had to drive at a low speed for almost three-quarters of a lap before his team could replace the tires, effectively leaving him out of contention for the top spot on the race. [source: Daimler]

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