bill-swift - July 10, 2012
The 2012 Formula One season has finally started to settle into a recognisable rhythm with Mark Webber winning his second Grand Prix of the year, after Fernando Alonso did the same at Valencia a fortnight ago.
The Ferrari driver was Webber's closest competitor as the Australian overtook the Spaniard with only four laps remaining and was able to hold him off to take the chequered flag. Sebastian Vettel finished third ahead of Ferrari's Felipe Massa to show that these two teams are now beginning to dominate the season.
This was confirmed with the fact that Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button continued their struggles with eighth and tenth place finishes. The McLaren duo had no pace over the weekend and are now slipping further and further behind in both the driver and construction championships.
Alonso now leads Webber by 13 points in the standings with 11 races left, and Vettel is a further 16 behind. It now seems more and more likely the winner of the 2012 Formula 1 championship will come from one of these three drivers as Red Bull and Ferrari have both improved dramatically over recent races as McLaren have struggled to keep pace with them.
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