Coming in third was Renault F1’s Robert Kubica while Felipe Massa of Ferrari finished fourth with Adrian Sutil from Force India coming in fifth. Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher of Mercedes F1 too chalked up some very impressive results despite receiving grid penalties where Rosberg completed the race on sixth with the seven time champion coming in a familiar seventh. Rosberg dramatically overtook Schumacher during the final laps of the race who had to start on fourteenth and 21st places respectively.
Kamui Koabayashi finished eighth while Vitaly Petrov from Renault settled for ninth. Jaime Alguersuari of Toro Rosso completed the top ten. Meanwhile, our own Lotus Racing’s Heikki Kovalainen finished 16th ahead of the 2 drivers from Virgin Racing. Meanwhile, Lotus’ other driver Jarno Trulli only managed 19th after suffering a spin at the tail end of the race with Hispania Racing’s Sakon Yamamoto coming in 20th. Defending champion Jenson Button had to retire while the other drivers who did not finish was another former champion Fernando Alonso, Bruno Senna and Rubens Barrichello.
Mark Webber started the race at pole but had to succumb to Hamilton and the race than saw light rain pouring down with some drivers spinning out and it was Barrichello who then crashed onto Alonso who then rejoined and then had to pit to change his tyres only for the weather to change for the better and forcing him to change again. Button, who was head to head with Vettel was forced to retire after the latter lost his traction when trying to overtake him for the second spot. Vettel then was given a drive-through penalty and eventually had to retire due to a left-rear puncture when he crashed onto Liuzzi. This result puts Hamilton in the lead with 182 points while Webber is at 179 points with 6 races to go.