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GP Week : Issue 90
Team-By-Team: British Grand Having struggled to get thier blown diffuser to work on Friday, McLaren were ecstatic to come away from their home race with a second and a fourth place, as Hamilton and Button delighted the fans with another strong performance. Although race winner Webber was uncatchable, Hamilton was easily next- best and took second 20 seconds clear of Rosberg. A great start by Button catapulted him from 14th on the grid to eighth by the first lap, before a clever pitstop strategy promoted him a further four places. "Not bad for a number two" was how Mark Webber described his impressive British GP win on the team radio on Sunday, after overcoming Saturday's controversy by dominating the race before cruising to the finish ahead of Hamilton . Team-mate Vettel ended the race with seven impressive overtaking moves to finish seventh, having earlier been put to the back of the field with a first-lap puncture. The recovery keeps him within one race win of the championship lead, while Webber climbs above Vettel to third in the table. Robert Kubica should have had a fourth place finish to celebrate his new contract but instead recorded his first retirement of the season after a driveshaft failure. A perfect start lifted him from sixth on the grid to third, but his Saturday's grip problems re-emerged and he had to cede position to Rosberg during the pitstops. Not soon afterwards however he retired to the pits, ending hopes of a ninth consecutive points finish. Team-mate Petrov was disappointed to miss out on points after a puncture on lap 40 dropped him from 11th. Nico Rosberg was the top man at Mercedes for the umpteenth time this year as he secured his and his team's third podium finish of the year. He was up to fourth on the first lap from fifth on the grid, and easily disposed of Kubica during the pitstop phase before soaking up the pressure from Button for the latter half of the race. Team-mate Schumacher was left wanting once again in the second W01 after being overtaken on-track by fellow countrymen Adrian Sutil and Sebastian Vettel in the final 15 laps before finishing ninth. Williams enjoyed their first double points finish of 2010 after getting both cars into the top ten at their home race on Sunday. Rubens Barrichello built on his fourth place in Valencia a fortnight ago to take an impressive fifth just ten seconds off the podium after benefitting from retirements and poor starts around him. Team-mate Hulkenberg secured an admirable tenth from 13th on the grid after running more than half-distance on the soft tyre. He was ninth until Vettel overtook him on lap 38, before keeping tenth under pressure from Liuzzi. Ferrari endured their third luckless race in a row in Britain, with Alonso and Massa finishing just 14th and 15th, losing further ground to rivals McLaren and Red Bull in the title race. Massa's race was ruined from the off after suffering a puncture in a light touch with Alonso on the first lap, putting him to the back of the field, but Alonso's race was running smoothly until he cut a corner and overtook Robert Kubica on lap 17 without handing the place back. He was given a drive-through penalty, which he had to serve after the safety car period and dropped 12 places. 34