Motor racing-British Grand Prix team by team analysis
SILVERSTONE, England, July 11
SILVERSTONE, England, July 11 (Reuters) - Team by team analysis of Sunday's British Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order):
MCLAREN (Lewis Hamilton 2, Jenson Button 4)
Hamilton started in fourth place but moved up to second on the first lap. He extended his overall lead over Button to 12 points. Button once again failed to finish on his home podium but moved up 10 places from his start position. McLaren stretched their lead to 29 points in the constructors' standings.
RED BULL (Mark Webber 1, Sebastian Vettel 7) Webber's third win of the season and fifth of his career moved him up to third overall. Vettel started on pole for the fifth time this year but a poor start and a puncture on the first lap left him scrabbling for points.
FERRARI (Fernando Alonso 14, Felipe Massa 15) Ferrari failed to score points in a race for the first time this season. Alonso started third but he and Massa collided on the first lap and both had punctures during the 52 laps. Alonso also collected a drive-through penalty for cutting a corner to overtake Renault's Kubica. The only positive note was Alonso setting the fastest lap right at the finish.
MERCEDES (Nico Rosberg 3, Michael Schumacher 9) Rosberg's third podium of the season, from fifth position, signalled Mercedes' return after a poor weekend in Valencia. Schumacher spent much of the race behind traffic and lost positions when he went off the track after a pitstop.
RENAULT (Vitaly Petrov 13, Robert Kubica retired) Kubica ran in third place in the early laps before falling back. He retired in the pits with a driveshaft failure, his first failure to finish of the season. Petrov had a puncture after the safety car period.
FORCE INDIA (Adrian Sutil 8, Vitantonio Liuzzi 11)
Sutil continued Force India's run of points finisheswith his sixth successive top 10 finish. Liuzzi started 20th after a five point penalty on the starting grid forimpeding another driver in qualifying.
WILLIAMS (Rubens Barrichello 5, Nico Hulkenberg 10) The former champions had their first double points scoring finish of the season. Barrichello gained two places at the start and another position in the second half of the race for his second successive top five placing.
SAUBER (Kamui Kobayashi 6, Pedro de la Rosa retired) Kobayashi's best result for the team so far. The Japanese has scored all Sauber's points this season. De la Rosa retired after Sutil hit the rear of his car on lap 26, damaging the diffuser and endplate. The debris on the track brought out the safety car.
TORO ROSSO (Sebastien Buemi 12, Jaime Alguersuari retired) Alguersuari retired with a brake problem with seven laps remaining.
LOTUS (Jarno Trulli 16, Heikki Kovalainen 17) Another double car finish for the leading F1 newcomers.
HRT (Karun Chandhok 19, Sakon Yamamoto 20) Yamamoto replaced Brazilian Bruno Senna for the race, his first race since 2007. The team chalked up their fourth double car finish of the year and second in a row.
VIRGIN (Timo Glock 18, Lucas di Grassi retired) Di Grassi retired with an hydraulic problem on lap 10.
(Compiled by Alan Baldwin, editing by John Mehaffey; To comment on this story email firstname.lastname@example.org)
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