Nico Rosberg triumphed in today's hectic 2013 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Nico Rosberg triumphed in today's hectic 2013 British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

By lap seven Hamilton had a two-second lead over Sebastian Vettel who managed to overtake Nico Rosberg during the race start. Unfortunately for Lewis, his left rear tire exploded during lap seven on the Wellington straight. The same thing happened shortly after to Felipe Massa, thus erasing the Brazilian's great start of the race when he advanced from eleventh to fifth place.

Tire punctures didn't stop there as Jean-Eric Vergne's left rear tire blew on the approach to Stowe which resulted in a seven-lap run behind the Safety Car. After the race resumed, Sebastian Vettel remained in charge, with Nico Rosberg behind followed by Adrian Sutil who was eventually overtaken by Raikkonen, Alonso and Webber after the second pitstops.

When everybody believed Vettel would take yet another win, the German's Red Bull had a mechanical failure and had to retire. Safety Car returned and clever Rosberg made his third pitstop fast which allowed him to maintain an advantage over Raikkonen. Thanks to a fresh new set of tires, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso made great progress during the closing stages of the race, with Webber grabbing second place and Alonso occupying the last place on the podium. Sergio Perez was yet another victim of a tire puncture while struggling to take third place.

Despite his tire failure, Lewis Hamilton had an excellent race overall and finished ahead of Raikkonen on fourth place. Felipe Massa with similar problems also obtained a notable result, crossing the finish line on sixth spot. Force India's Adrian Sutil snatched seventh place, ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Paul di Resta. Nico Hulkenberg concluded the top ten with his Sauber.

Results 2013 British Grand Prix Race:

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 52 Winner 2 25
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 52 +0.7 secs 4 18
3 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 52 +7.1 secs 9 15
4 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 52 +7.7 secs 1 12
5 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 52 +11.2 secs 8 10
6 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 52 +14.5 secs 11 8
7 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 52 +16.3 secs 6 6
8 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 52 +16.5 secs 5 4
9 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 52 +17.9 secs 21 2
10 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 52 +19.7 secs 14 1
11 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 52 +21.1 secs 15  
12 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 52 +25.0 secs 16  
13 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 52 +25.9 secs 10  
14 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 52 +26.2 secs 17  
15 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 52 +31.6 secs 18  
16 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 52 +36.0 secs 19  
17 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 52 +67.6 secs 20  
18 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 52 +67.7 secs 22  
19 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 51 +1 Lap 7  
20 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 46 +6 Laps 13  
Ret 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 41 +11 Laps 3  
Ret 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 35 +17 Laps 12

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