Webber catches Alonso for British GP win

July 8, 2012 at 10:52 AM

SILVERSTONE, England, July 8 (UPI) -- Red Bull's Mark Webber passed Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the late going Sunday and went on to claim the British Grand Prix.

Thanks to fresher tires, Webber was able to catch up with pole-sitter Alonso, who led for most of the 52-lap event, pass him, and beat him to the finish line by 3.1 seconds.

Webber notched his second win of the season, the ninth of his Formula One career and his second British Grand Prix victory in three years.

Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel grabbed third place. Ferrari's Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus completed the Top 5.

Webber used the victory to reduce Alonso's lead in the world championship standings to 13 points.

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