Race day: Mark Webber gives Fernando Alonso a drenching on the podium
Race day: Alonso makes good his escape at the start
Race day: Winner Webber celebrates in front of the world's media
Race day: Webber sweeps to the pit wall to salute his pit crew
Race day: Hamilton finished eighth, Schumacher seventh
Race day: Vettel nearly got wiped out by Räikkönen on lap one
Race day: Maldonado was in the wars again, barging into Sergio Perez
Race day: Grosjean's car is fully intact, but not for long...
Race day: Senna hunted down Hulkenberg and passed him near the end
Race day: Kovalainen picks his way through the early skirmishes
Qualifying: Fernando Alonso picked his way through the puddles to set fastest time
Qualifying: Alonso coped best with the rain-lashed conditions
Qualifying: The top three – Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher
Qualifying: Red Bull's Mark Webber continued his strong recent form with second on the grid
Qualifying: Michael Schumacher was third in a car he says is set up for Sunday's predicted dry weather
Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton looked fast until it mattered. He could only go eighth fastest
Qualifying: Romain Grosjean had looked quick for Lotus, but a spin left him tenth
Qualifying: The Q2 session was red-flagged for 90 minutes because of the heavy rainfall
Qualifying: A spin by Timo Glock brought out yellow flags, ruining Jenson Button's final hot lap. He'll start 18th
Qualifying: Drivers, teams and fans were forced to sit tight during the 90 minute delay
Qualifying: Not a good day to be driving a Caterham. Vitaly Petrov qualified 19th, Heikki Kovalainen 20th
Qualifying: Former BRDC chief Damon Hill has taken to the defence of Silverstone amid traffic and parking chaos
Qualifying: Spectators who braved it out were rewarded with a thrilling, if truncated, session
Qualifying: Silverstone officials asked fans to stay away on Saturday. Many did, and those that travelled suffered more rain
Qualifying: Traffic chaos continues to dominate the weekend.
Practice: Proof that the sun has shone this weekend. This is Saturday morning's session
Practice: Nico Rosberg splashes through the rain during free practice one
Practice: Schumacher posted the third-fastest time in the second free practice session
Practice: Yes, even points leader Fernando Alonso can make mistakes in these conditions
Practice: World champion Sebastian Vettel hasn't won at Silverstone since 2009
Practice: Under this protective sticker is a clear rain visor, rather than a nifty tinted one
Practice: Few cars took to the track as teams tried to save tyres. Those that did struggled for grip
Practice: No prizes for guessing which driver is the centre of attention at Silverstone
Practice: Seeing through spray at 170mph is just part of the day job for F1 drivers
Practice: No, that's not Kamui Kobayashi's new Sauber... Lotus drivers met Batmobile
Practice: Unfortunately, blue skies over Silverstone were a rare sight on Friday
Practice: It's fair to say it wasn't the finest day of on-track action at Silverstone on Friday
Practice: FIA safety chief Charlie Whiting and his cohorts inspect waterlogged run-off
Practice: Jenson Button shows his patriotic colours
Practice: Caterham has brought a package of upgrades for Silverstone
Practice: Body language experts would have a field day with Hamilton and Alonso
Practice: Bruno Senna surveys the Pirelli tyres
Practice: Felipe Massa bides his time during Friday's waterlogged free practice session
Practice: McLaren tester and DTM points leader Gary Paffett shares a joke with the team
Practice: Traffic delays kept many fans out on Friday. Those that made it didn't have a lot of fun
Practice: These boots were made for racing... Vitaly Petrov's fancy footwear
Practice: Michael Schumacher faces the press – and says he's hungry for more podiums
Practice: Silverstone's layout has changed radically over the years
Practice: It's not all about F1... a Barwa Addax mechanic fettles the team's GP2 car
Practice: The most crucial tool in the pitlane? Slow tyre changes can cost points
Practice: The unmistakable silhouette of Michael Schumacher surveying the timing screens
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.
Webber's win means he's cut Alonso's championship advantage to 13 points as the second half of the season with more than half the season still to go.
There wasn't much joy for the British drivers in the race; Paul di Resta was an early retirement after his Force India suffered tyre and suspension damage following a collision with Romain Grosjean's Lotus.
McLaren duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button struggled to extract the maximum performance out of their tyres. The team put Hamilton on an aggressive pitstop strategy in a bid to vault his rivals, but he could finish no higher than eighth.
Button, meanwhile, made strong early progress as he sought to recover from a disastrous qualifying performance, but couldn't break into the top ten until the closing stages of the race, when he nipped past a gripless Nico Hulkenberg to grab a solitary world championship point.
Felipe Massa enjoyed one of his strongest runs of the season to finish fourth, ahead of Kimi Räikkönen and the recovering Grosjean, who mounted an impressive charge through the field.
Michael Schumacher (seventh) and Bruno Senna (ninth) were the other points scorers.
British Grand Prix, round 9/20, 8 July 2012
1 Mark Webber, Red Bull
2 Fernando Alonso, Ferrari
3 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull
4 Felipe Massa, Ferrari
5 Kimi Räikkönen, Lotus
6 Romain Grosjean, Lotus
7 Michael Schumacher, Mercedes
8 Lewis Hamilton, McLaren
9 Bruno Senna, Williams
10 Jenson Button, McLaren