German Grand Prix Full Results, Vettel Pulls It Off – July 7

Sebastian Vettel

NUERBURGRING, Germany (Sporting Alert) — Sebastian Vettel held his composure to to win the German Grand Prix in front of his home supporters on a busy day of action on Sunday.

The German, driving for Red Bull, covered the 60 lap race in 1:41:14.711, beat Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, who battled with the three-time world champion all the way.

The 26-year-old  came into Sunday’s home race at the Nurburgring looking to break his jinx in July, after failing to win a single Formula One race in 12 previous tries during his career, and his determination paid off as he held off Raikkonen, who made a last ditch pit stop from the lead in search of some extra grip of fresh tyres in the closing laps.

Under official orders, Raikkonen went pass teammate Grosjean with five laps to go and finished very fast in the closing laps after well.

However, Vettel made sure he made no further more up the placing and sealed the much needed win before jumping over in delight to the radio team.

“That was a tough one,” Vettel said. “Unbelievable, I’m very happy.

Kimi was pushing very hard in the race, they tried to do something different with different compound tyres.

“I was pushing really hard throughout and very happy to finally win in Germany.

“I could feel him coming with more and more pressure. I had some laps when Romain was very close.

Raikkonen was 1.000 behind in second with Grosjean taking third place.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso came home fourth, while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who started the day in position, but was pushed back from the get-go, faded to finish fifth.

He did surged late to pass McLaren’s Jenson Button on the last lap.

Earlier in the day Felipe Massa, Jean-Éric Vergne and Jules Bianch, whose car burst into flames and forced a safety car to be deployed, were all forced to retire from the race.

The other highlighted incident came after a television cameraman was struck by a loose tyre of the car of Mark Webber during the early stages of the race.

The cameraman involved was identified as Paul Allen, a personnel from the official F1 TV company FOM.

He was been taken to Koblenz Hospital and continues to be under observation.

German Grand Prix Full Results

1 Sebastian Vettel 1 Infiniti Red Bull Racing 2 1:41:14.711 25
2 Kimi Räikkönen 7 Lotus 4 1:41:15.719 18
3 Romain Grosjean 8 Lotus 5 1:41:20.541 15
4 Fernando Alonso ⌚ 3 Scuderia Ferrari 8 1:41:22.432 12
5 Lewis Hamilton 10 Mercedes AMG Petronas 1 1:41:41.638 10
6 Jenson Button 5 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 9 1:41:42.707 8
7 Mark Webber 2 Infiniti Red Bull Racing 3 1:41:52.273 6
8 Sergio Pérez 6 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 13 1:41:53.017 4
9 Nico Rosberg 9 Mercedes AMG Petronas 11 1:42:1.532 2
10 Nico Hülkenberg 11 Sauber 10 1:42:4.603 1
11 Paul Di Resta 14 Sahara Force India 12 1:42:8.482 0
12 Daniel Ricciardo 19 Scuderia Toro Rosso 6 1:42:11.686 0
13 Adrian Sutil 15 Sahara Force India 15 1:42:12.449 0
14 Esteban Gutièrrez 12 Sauber 14 1:42:14.871 0
15 Pastor Maldonado 16 Williams 18 1:42:16.640 0
16 Valtteri Bottas 17 Williams 17 +1 Lap 0
17 Charles Pic 20 Caterham 22 +1 Lap 0
18 Giedo van der Garde 21 Caterham 20 +1 Lap 0
19 Max Chilton 23 Marussia 21 +1 Lap 0
20 Jean-Éric Vergne 18 Scuderia Toro Rosso 16 RETIRED, 22 Laps 0
21 Jules Bianchi 22 Marussia 19 RETIRED, 21 Laps 0
22 Felipe Massa 4 Scuderia Ferrari 7 RETIRED, 3 Laps 0

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