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Webber seals victory in British Grand Prix

Webber seals victory in British Grand Prix

Australian Formula One (F1) ace Mark Webber produced an amazing finish to the British Grand Prix to secure a win at Silverstone and 25 championship points.

The Red Bull driver, who is powered by the RenaultSport RS27 engine unit, trailed Ferrari's Fernando Alonso for the majority of the race, but pulled a fantastic last few laps to take the chequered flag.

Reigning champion and Webber's team-mate Sebastien Vettel also managed a podium finish after starting fourth on the grid, while a number of RenaultSport-powered drivers also performed well.

Lotus-Renault pair Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean finished in fifth and sixth place respectively, while Bruno Senna put points on the board with a ninth-place finish in the Williams Renault.

Remi Taffin, Renaultsport F1 head of track operations, welcomed the result from the Red Bull team's perspective, but admitted there is work to be done at some of the other teams.

"A double podium for Red Bull Racing at its home event is a fantastic result for the team, and for Renault," he commented.

"While it's satisfying to see a win here and no repeat of the issues we experienced in Valencia, we have still not had a perfect weekend reliability-wise."

He explained that Caterham-Renault driver Vitaly Petrov suffered engine failure, forcing him out of the race.

"We need to explore the reasons why this happened. Initial investigations showed that top of the engine failed first, but, at the present time it is difficult to understand the reasons why," he added.

The F1 season now heads to Hoffenheim and Budapest for the German and Hungarian Grand Prix before a month-long break in August.

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