Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari too got to the podium in second place with Mark Webber finishing third. The 70 lap race saw Hamilton on second place at the start but ran a bit wide for Webber to regain the position. Hamilton will eventually stage an attack in the fourth lap forcing Webber to concede again. Up front, Fernando Alonso, who started out in pole position would have been able to maintain and perhaps won the race if not for the mistake made by the pit crew who failed to fit in the front right wheel properly.
After coming out from the pits, Alonso had to practically run on 3 wheels which eventually force him into retirement. This gave Hamilton the chance to capitalize and take over the lead which he pretty much commanded until the end. Down the order, Mark Webber’s decision to use harder prime tyres proved too costly as his car’s pace suffered which eventually saw Kimi Raikkonen overtaking him to grab second place. Raikonnen was adamantly trying to challenge for first place but eventually fall backwards to play it safe as he already has second place in the bag.
In fourth place is Nico Rosberg while the other McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen finished in fifth. The star of the night perhaps went to Jaime Alguersuari, who is the youngest ever F1 driver who finished the race ahead of his team mate Sebastien Buemi. Many people were skeptical about his age of joining the championship have been proven wrong by the young Spaniard. Jenson Button however finished seventh and saw his championship points cut down for now. Whether or not Brawn GP can bounce back from this has yet to be seen but the chance is still there.