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    F1 - Race 9 - Valencia

    F1 flagLots of drama in the 9th race of the season. Red Bull managed to get first and second on the starting grid again this time, so expectations where high. Mark Webber didn't have the greatest of starts, falling back to 4th then 8th within the first lap! Lewis Hamilton has a knock with Kamui Kobayashi in lap 3 resulting in pieces falling of Hamilton's wing. Webber's race didn't get any better when he made a pit stop on lap 7 and the team had trouble replacing his front left tyre. But it was only to get worse for the Australian when 2 laps later he was probably wishing his Red Bull really could have given him wings when he caught the rear tyre of Heikki Kovalainen. He flew up into the air landing upside down before bouncing back the right way up and spinning into the wall of tyres. Luckily he was unharmed! After the incident with Webber the safety car was out, so several drivers used the opportunity for a pit stop. The safety car came in at the end of lap 14. Hamilton got a drive though penalty for overtaking the safety car as it came out of the pit lane. This was imposed in lap 24. Lap 27 and another incident when a glass bottle was discovered on the track. By lap 44 it was announced that several drivers were under investigation for driving too fast when the safety car was out. Kamui Kobayashi managed to stay out until lap 53 before making his first pit stop but still managed to finish 7th. Once again Vettel wins and was not the only German to beat the English competition that day! A big disappointment for Mark Webber and Red Bull, but as the mid season race at Silverstone approaches it is still anyone's season!

    Driver Team Time
    1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:40.29.571
    2. Lewis Hamiilton McLaren-Mercedes +00:05.042
    3. Jenson Buton McLaren-Mercedestd> +00:12.658
    4. Rubens Barichello Williams-Cosworth +00:25.627
    5. Robert Kubica Renault +00:27.122
    6. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes +00:30.168
    7. Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari +00:30.965
    8. Fernando Alonso Ferrari +00.32.809
    9. Sebastian Buemi Torro Rosso-Ferrari +00.36.299
    10. Nico Rosberg Mercedes-GP +00.44.382


    Drivers Championship Table

    Driver Team Points
    1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 127
    2. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 121
    3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 115
    4. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 103
    5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 98
    6. Robert Kubica Renault 83
    7. Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 75
    8. Felipe Massa McLaren-Mercedes 67
    9. Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 34
    10. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 31

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