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British Grand Prix 2011 - Redemption for Ferrari (Part Two)
(Evidently my post is too long and wordy, sorry about that! I sometimes get carried away.)

Lap 41 saw the end of Jenson Button's home race in Silverstone. He pitted and exited, but without one of the screws which had not been fastened on his right front tyre! He slowly made his way out of the pits and stopped at the exit, then getting out of his car in defeat and disappointment as his dream of winning at Silverstone this year was no longer a reality.

During lap 47, Lewis Hamilton, who was in P3 then, was told by his engineer that he needed to save fuel in order to finish the race. Mark Webber took this opportunity and overtook not long after, making his way into P3 and slowly catching up on teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Last lap, lap 52. Fernando Alonso races to the chequered flag and wins the Silverstone GP, a good 20-odd seconds before Vettel and Webber come charging in in P2 and P3. However, just as they were about to make their way to the finish line, it seemed that Webber was looking to overtake Vettel hot on his heels before his team told him on the radio to "maintain the gap". Team orders? Hmmm.

The most spectacular moment was probably the fierce battle between Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton who came in P5 and P4 respectively. Felipe Massa was right on the tail of Hamilton's McLaren and looked like he was about to overtake, and both drivers were so aggressive that they even made contact and pieces of Hamilton's car was seen flying off behind him. But Hamilton defended and Massa was still stuck behind him. On the straight to the finish line there was another opportunity for overtaking, but Massa fumbled and skidded way beyond the track and onto the green, and had to be content with his P5 result.

With Ferrari becoming more and more competitive in every race and having a significant improvement in results every time, it seems like their dreams of clinching the Constructor's title may not be dashed after all. Red Bull and McLaren should think twice about ruling Ferrari out as a big threat to them during races, because as far as I can see, Ferrari are making a rapid and steady climb back up to the ranks of becoming one of Formula One's strongest teams once again.
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Interests: Formula One. Forza Ferrari! My heart and soul will always be rooting for this Italian team. Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen (although he's not racing in F1 anymore) are my all-time favourite drivers. It's not about the glamour; it's about pure talent, skill and having the right attitude. That's what makes Formula One the ultimate motor sport to watch.
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