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Red Bull 1-2 at Silverstone

Sun, 21 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel drove to victory in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Red Bull brought a newly upgraded car to Silverstone, and boy, did it show. They dominated the weekend and achieved a 1-2 finish, with Vettel cruising from start to finish in an astonishing display.

Webber got stuck behind Barrichello in the Brawn off the line, allowing Vettel to storm away. At the first pit stop Webber came out in second place to ensure a clean sweep by the Red Bull team.

Button had struggled all weekend, and could only manage sixth on the grid, a position he maintained to the end. But Barrichello did better, coming in third to salvage something for Brawn GP in their home race, with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa finishing in fourth.

The Red Bull win, and their form over the weekend, casts in to doubt the on-going dominance of the Brawn GP cars. Brawn suffered all weekend, struggling for grip in the cold weather, but Red Bull seemed to have a car that was head and shoulders above the rest. Button’s sixth place still leaves him 23 points of team mate Barrichello and 25 points clear of Vettel, but Brawn will have to pull something out of the bag before the next race if they are to cruise to the World Championship win most analysts had been predicting.

But if anyone can achieve that, it is Ross Brawn.


By Cars UK