Sebastian Vettel has managed to win his home grand prix in Germany after successfully resisting to stay ahead of the Renaults.

Sebastian Vettel has managed to win his home grand prix in Germany after successfully resisting to stay ahead of the Renaults.

Polesitter Lewis Hamilton had a slow start and was immediately overtaken by the Red Bulls, while Mark Webber had yet another unfortunate incident as his rear right wheel wasn't attached properly during the first pit stop and was sent to the back of the pack. The loose wheel struck a cameraman who suffered minor injuries but will be ok.

As the race carried on Lewis Hamilton was getting slower due to tire wear, while both Lotus cars were making significant progress. Romain Grosjean advanced from fifth to second thanks to a 13-lap run with soft tires during his first stint which allowed him to close the gap on Vettel to two seconds.

There was a safety car intervention during the middle of the race caused by Jules Bianchi's Marussia which went up in flames thus compacting the pack. Some of the drivers in front of the race made their second pit stops, with Grosjean making the first move and then Vettel a lap later which allowed the German to return on first place. Kimi Raikkonen remained on track for an additional ten laps and then switched to softs which permitted him (helped by team orders) to overtake Grosjean and get close to Vettel but had to settle for second place as the end of the race showed a one-second gap between the two.

Fernando Alonso also made a late tire switch to softs and threatened Grosjean's third place but failed to overtake the Renault. Alonso's teammate Felipe Massa abandoned after just four laps while running sixth after a mechanical failure.

Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line on fifth place, ahead of McLaren's Jenson Button. Despite the mishap, Mark Webber made yet another great recovery from last to seventh place. The other McLaren driven by Sergio Perez claimed eight, while Nico Rosberg grabbed ninth place. The top ten was completed by Nico Hulkenberg.

Results Race:

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 60 Winner 2 25
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 60 +1.0 secs 4 18
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 60 +5.8 secs 5 15
4 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 60 +7.7 secs 8 12
5 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 60 +26.9 secs 1 10
6 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 60 +27.9 secs 9 8
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 60 +37.5 secs 3 6
8 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 60 +38.3 secs 13 4
9 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 60 +46.8 secs 11 2
10 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 60 +49.8 secs 10 1
11 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 60 +53.7 secs 12  
12 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 60 +56.9 secs 6  
13 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 60 +57.7 secs 15  
14 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 60 +60.1 secs 14  
15 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 60 +61.9 secs 18  
16 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 59 +1 Lap 17  
17 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 59 +1 Lap 22  
18 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 59 +1 Lap 20  
19 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 59 +1 Lap 21  
Ret 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 22 +38 Laps 16  
Ret 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 21 +39 Laps 19  
Ret 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 3 +57 Laps 7

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