German GP - Alonso, Magnum Cum Laude
Third victory of the season for Scuderia Ferrari, once again courtesy of Fernando Alonso. This was the Spaniard’s 30th win from 188 race starts, the third from ten appearances in the German Grand Prix and the ninth at the wheel of a Prancing Horse car. The Scuderia thus reaches a total of 219 victories from 841 Grands Prix, with no less than 21 of them coming in this event. At the mid-point of the championship, Fernando heads the Drivers’ classification on 154 points, 34 more than his closest rival. Felipe’s race was ruined by the accident at the start, which meant he had to pit immediately for a new front wing: Felipe finished 12th and stays on 23 points in the championship. The team has consolidated second place in the Constructors’ championship, slightly reducing the gap to the leader and increasing its advantage over the third placed team.
Weather: air 23/21°C, track 31/35 °C. Partly cloudy. Chassis: Alonso 296, Massa 294.