A thrilling three-way battle for victory combined with strong performances all the way down the field made for an exciting race at the Nurburgring.
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Drove the wheels off his McLaren to qualify second on Saturday behind pole-sitter Mark Webber. Made the perfect getaway to lead into Turn 1 and then spent the race jostling for the lead with Webber and Fernando Alonso. Pulled off a string of overtakes, including a spectacular move around the outside of Alonso into Turn 1 after the final round of stops, to come out on top and win his second race of the season.
Refused to be downbeat after qualifying fourth, one place ahead of team-mate Felipe Massa. Made amends with a strong start to pass championship leader Vettel and slick pit from Ferrari saw him come out in the lead after the final stops. However, cold tyres meant he couldn’t defend the lead from Hamilton and settled for second – his third consecutive top two finish.
Outperformed his team-mate in qualifying for the second successive race to take pole position at the venue where he scored his first F1 victory in 2009. A slow getaway allowed Hamilton to pass him, but the Australian battled hard against the Brit and Alonso all race long and ultimately finished third, one place ahead of team-mate Vettel.
Qualified a strong eighth, four places ahead of Force India team-mate Paul di Resta, and stayed out of trouble at the start. Didn’t make any mistakes and passed Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg during the pit stops to finish sixth – the team’s best result of the season.
Started 17th, one place higher than he qualified after Sebastien Buemi’s grid penalty, and jumped five places to 12th on the opening lap. The Japanese driver than maximised the team’s strategy to fight his way into the points and finish ninth – his seventh top ten finish of the season.