Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix for the second time after hunting down long-time leader Fernando Alonso in the closing laps of the race at Silverstone.
After a weekend turned upside down by torrential rain and flooded spectator car parks, race day was bright and sunny, and although some showers were forecast for the Northants area, none fell on the circuit during the race.
Although the 52-lap event wasn't an out-and-out thriller, an interesting tactical battle emerged between Ferrari, which had started Alonso on hard tyres, and Red Bull, which got the soft tyres out of the way early in the event and switched to the harder sets, which proved to be more competitive on race day.
Alonso maintained a lead of about five seconds for the majority of the race, but when he switched to the soft-compound Pirellis for his final stint, he had no answer for the pace of Webber's hard-shod car.
Sniffing his second grand prix victory of the season, the Australian caught and passed Alonso with four laps to go and pulled away, leaving the world championship leader to concentrate on staying ahead of third-placed Sebastian Vettel, who had a subdued race.