Lewis Hamilton came, saw and conquered as the British ace took a magnificent victory in a race judged to perfection leading from start to finish. Kimi Raikkonen finished in a superb 2nd place as the â€œIcemanâ€ showed glimpses of getting back to his very best, while his teammate Romain Grosjean capped a brilliant race for the Enstone based Lotus team by taking the final spot on the podium in 3rd place. Sebastian Vettel finished in 4th place for Red Bull having run out of laps, to catch up with Grosjean, as championship leader Fernando Alonso finished a frustrating race in 5th place for Ferrari.
Alonso did, however, fair better than his immediate challenger in the world championship, Mark Webber, who brought the second Red Bull home in 8th place. Alonso will take a comfortable 40 point lead into the 3-week summer break, though the battle for second place is really heating up with Vettel, Hamilton and Raikkonen all within 8 points of the Aussie driver.