F1 Hype: British Grand Prix (Quick Result)

This past weekend was two things: very hot, and great for racing fans.  On one side of the planet fans were watching the 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb while on the other side Silverstone circuit in the UK was playing host to the British Grand Prix.  As usual this was a big race for the likes of Lewis Hamilton and fellow Brit, Jenson Button.  Things started very well for Lewis as he qualified on the pole and his teammate Nico Rosberg nabbed the second grid position, locking out the front row.

When the race started that’s when things really got interesting.  Several drivers (including Lewis) suffered tire explosions (yes, explosions) putting them behind or completely out of the race.  This happened so much that Pirelli is actually investigating the situation.  If that wasn’t insane enough, things got blown wide-open when Sebastian Vettel suffered a transmission failure and was forced to retire!  So who won?

It was Nico Rosberg who fought his way to the front and held off a hard-charging Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso to take his second victory of the year (the first being at the Monaco GP).  Mark Webber captured second place and Fernando was able to gain some much needed ground on Sebastian Vettel with a third place finish.

[Photo: Lars Baron/Getty Images]

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