Webber triumphs over Vettel

SILVERSTONE - A FIRED-UP Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix for Red Bull yesterday after a storming start that turned the tables on team mate Sebastian Vettel.

SILVERSTONE - A FIRED-UP Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix for Red Bull yesterday after a storming start that turned the tables on team mate Sebastian Vettel.

The victory put a smile on the Australian's face after having to give his car's front wing to the German on Saturday in a controversy that left Red Bull facing accusations of favouritism.

Webber, stony-faced after qualifying, made his feelings clear as he took the chequered flag, telling the team over the radio: "Fantastic. Not bad for a number two driver".

"Well done Mark, you can smile now," replied team boss Christian Horner.

Vettel, who had started on pole for the second year in a row only to find himself at the back of the field after the first lap, fought back to finish seventh.

Britain's Lewis Hamilton delighted the 120000-strong crowd with a fighting second place for McLaren, 1,3 seconds behind Webber, to extend his championship lead over team mate Jenson Button to 12 points with nine races remaining.

Germany's Nico Rosberg was third for Mercedes and world champion Button fourth in a race where the safety car was again deployed. - AP

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