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Vettel wins British GP

Sebastian Vettel waltzed to his second grand prix win of the 2009 Formula One season, as Red Bull proved virtually untouchable around the fast sweeps of Silverstone.

The German led from lights to flag to deny the home crowd any hint of a 'local' victory although, as it turned out, neither Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton were even close to obliging. Instead, while Vettel sprinted away at nearly a second a lap in the opening stages, Rubens Barrichello and Mark Webber gave vain chase.

Their order changed at the first round of pit-stops, giving RBR the 1-2 early weekend performances hinted at, while Barrichello found himself battling Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa for the final podium position. The Brazilian's second stop effectively sealed his place alongside the RBR duo on the podium, while Massa slotted just as easily into fourth after starting eleventh.

Button, meanwhile, overcame a bad start from sixth on the grid, climbing from ninth in the early going back to his original position, and was hunting down Rosberg as the flag loomed. Behind the Briton, Jarno Trulli and Kimi Raikkonen completed the scorers at the end of a race that saw just two retirements.

Full report and result to follow...



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Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull RB5, British F1, Silverstone, 19th-21st, June, 2009
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26.03.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H and Luigi Fraboni Scuderia Ferrari Head of Engine Trackside Operations
26.03.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H and Luigi Fraboni Scuderia Ferrari Head of Engine Trackside Operations
26.03.2017 - Race, 2nd place Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H race winner
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26.03.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H race winner
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26.03.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H leads Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
26.03.2017 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13 leads Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
26.03.2017 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
26.03.2017 - Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB13

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