Even though Schumacher finished the race, it was still a race to forget. The car lacked any grip all day and was unable to hold off the Torro Rosso and Force India drivers.
Sebastian Vettel again dominated the race. He took the lead from Webber at the start and never looked back. Webber, also was never threatened the whole race to finish second. Alonso held on to third place from the faster Massa after team orders. Raikkonen took forth 10 seconds ahead of Force India Mercedes' Hulkenberg. Grosjean managed to have a clean race and take 7th. then it was the pair of the Torro Rosso drivers. Hamilton finished 10th after suffering an anti roll bar failure, and pick up a sheet of astro turf as a passenger for the last few laps.
Full Race Results
After 55 of 55 laps
|Race completed. Best Lap: M. Webber 1.42.037 on Lap 54|
|1||Germany||S Vettel||Red Bull|
|2||Australia||M Webber||Red Bull|
|6||Germany||N Hulkenberg||Force India|
|8||France||J Vergne||Toro Rosso|
|9||Australia||D Ricciardo||Toro Rosso|
|10||Great Britain||L Hamilton||McLaren|
|12||Great Britain||P Di Resta||Force India|
|16||Russian Federation||V Petrov||Caterham|
|21||Spain||P de la Rosa (ret.)||HRT|
|22||Japan||K Kobayashi (ret.)||Sauber|
|23||Germany||N Rosberg (ret.)||Mercedes|
|24||Great Britain||J Button (ret.)||McLaren|
Driver And Team Quotes
"There are some races where nothing comes together and which you simply have to move on from straight away. This was one of them. We didn't manage to get the tyres working properly over the race distance, which made for inconsistent lap times, and accounted for our step back in performance. So we will write this one off, look forward and hope that we will be able to get back on the front foot again in the upcoming races."
"Unfortunately this has been the second poor weekend in a row for me, and it's very frustrating to be taken out twice in the first corners of the race. Kobayashi hit me from behind today and that was my race over. The one small positive to be taken from the weekend is our qualifying performance which was a small step forward. Now I'll look forward to India and hope for a bit more luck there."
It was a difficult race for us today. Nico was hit by Kobayashi on the first lap for the second race in succession, and to lose him again through the error of another driver was extremely disappointing. Michael did all that he could today but we struggled to keep the tyres up to temperature. There were parts of the race where the tyres were working properly and we were more competitive, but too many periods where we struggled. We need to look at how we can improve that situation, and we will keep working hard to make progress at the final four races.