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Red Bull driver leads from start to finish; late puncture forces Hamilton out

Mark Webber completed a dominant weekend for Red Bull at the Spanish GP by making victory in this afternoon's race look easy.

The Australian driver led the field away from pole position and was never headed; he frequently posted fastest laps, giving the indication that he had more pace in reserve, if it were needed.

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Briton Lewis Hamilton looked set for a strong second place - having passed Webber's team-mate Sebastian Vettel during the pit-stops - but a puncture forced the McLaren driver into the tyre wall with only a lap remaining.

By that point Vettel had already eased off due to concerns about his brakes, so Hamilton's demise allowed local hero Fernando Alonso to claim second spot for Ferrari. Vettel's early pace was enough to allow him to cruise into third, ahead of Michael Schumacher, who had spent much of the race fending off reigning world champion Jenson Button.

The result close up the top of the driver's and constructor's championship tables. Button still leads the driver's series, but he is now just three points clear of Alonso, with Vettel a further seven points adrift.

The teams situation is closer still; McLaren tops the standings, three points ahead of Ferrari, with Red Bull - widely acknowledged as the fastest team in the field - a further three points behind.

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fast ed 11 May 2010

Re: Webber dominates Spanish GP

Peter Cavellini wrote:
Anyone else thing Schumi is there as a blocker?,

MS's car is acknowledged to be slower than the Mclaren, yet he was in front of Button.

When fighting for position, it is the person behind who has to make the move, and make it stick. Button failed to do this. As I have stated earlier, if the positions had been reversed then BUtton would have carried out the same moves as MS.

Peter Cavellini 10 May 2010

Re: Webber dominates Spanish GP

Anyone else thing Schumi is there as a blocker?, he doesn't seem to be able to turn it on as he use too, and if some of the young bucks get stuck behind him they've got a tough time ahead of them, maybe that was Uncle Bernie's idea all along? just to make F1 more interesting!

TheWizardWeb 10 May 2010

Re: Webber dominates Spanish GP

They should stop using Barcelona and only use circuits they don't test on. The teams know every inch of that track, so every year, unless it rains or someone has a mechanical failure they finish pretty much in the order they enter turn 2. Same thing happened with Bahrain. They tested there and the race was poor. Granted rain affected the other 3 races, but at those circuits there's generally a better show. Oh and stop hiring Herman Tilke to use his computer to design the circuits, work with the lay of the land, like the good circuits do.

I think it was Martin Brundle that said if you take the wings off the cars, it'll turn into high-powered Formula Ford. That'd be cool. In my head, I'm thinking of something like the Light Car Company Rocket (albeit with one seat). They could have little guards to stop the cars flying over each other if they touch but otherwise the cars would be a real drivers challenge !