Vettel Victorious At Home Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel has been able to clinch his first ever German Grand Prix victory.

Vettel is the first German to win their home Grand Prix and post race you could see this achievement meant a lot to the young driver.

His victory at the Nurburgring was his 30th of his short career.

Fellow countryman, Michael Schumacher  had only won 10 races when he was Vettel’s age, and he went on to win a record seven World Championships.

If Vettel continues to dominate the world of Formula 1, he may just surpass Schumacher’s record having already three World Championships under his belt.

Vettel got off to a fantastic start, managing to pass Lewis Hamilton by the first corner.

His team mate, Mark Webber, also managed to get off the line quickly and followed Vettel past Hamilton.

From the onset, it seemed that this race was going to be controlled by Red Bull as both cars had extraordinary pace.

Unfortunately for Red Bull, the race took a turn once the first round of pit stops occurred.

For instance, Paul DiResta was unsafely released into the path of Toro Rosso driver, Jean-Eric Vergne.

However, it was Webber’s pit stop which caused the most controversy.

Webber’s right left rear wasn’t placed properly on his car when he was allowed to leave the pit. This caused the tyre to quickly fly off and unfortunately injure a nearby cameraman.

The cameraman was okay except for a bit of bruising yet Red Bull have been fined 30,000 Euros for the unsafe release.

Webber managed to join the  race once again but sat one lap down on the rest of the pack.

But a mid race safety car, brought out due to Jules Bianchi’s Marussia being left to roll unmanned on to the track after engine failure, put Webber close to the pack once again.

The closing laps of the race were entirely focused on Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

Raikkonen was catching Vettel at half a second a lap on fresher tyres in second place and even though the Fin managed to enter the DRS zone on the final lap, Vettel managed to hold him off.

His team mate, Webber, managed to salvage some points and finish in a respectable seventh.

 

Tags: German Grand Prix Jules Bianchi Mark Webber Sebastian Vettel

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