LEWIS HAMILTON, THE WINNER
The cars just seem to be too equal. With two long straights you would think there would be more passing. Not to be. Vettel, who started out on the pole, took off like a rocket, but it was not for him to win this one. Out by the second turn due to a flat tire. By the time he limped around the 5.5 km to the pits he was already two laps behind.
With Massa not around for Hamilton to run into, or visa-versa since they have made contact with each other 17 times this season, Hamilton became the clear winner from the beginning. Alonso came in second with Button in the third slot. Mark Webber had a clear shot for third, but was forced to make a pit stop in the last lap by some crazy rule. He still managed fourth.
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