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Webber celebrates victory in British F1 Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing Mark Webber on his way to victory during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

British Formula One Grand Prix winner Marc Webber described his victory at Silverstone as 'a special win for the team'.

Webber secured his second success in this event after passing championship leader Fernando Alonso with four of the 52 laps remaining.

The Australian now trails Alonso by just 13 points, with nine races completed.

And with Red Bull Racing teammate Sebastien Vettel finishing third, it was a good day for the Milton Keynes outfit.

'We are a local team based just down the road and it's incredible for them' Webber said afterwards. 'It's another victory for Renault Sport in the UK and I am very proud.

'At the start Fernando had good pace, Fernando started on a different tyre to us but we never gave up and kept pushing.

"It didn't work out for Fernando at the end, it was very, very close for him but we were able to capitalise'.

Stevenage born Lewis Hamilton and teammate Jenson Button bemoaned McLaren's lack of pace after being unable to make an impact on their home Grand Prix.

After starting 8th and 16th respectively on the grid, Hamilton came in 8th, with Button 10th.

'It wasn't a special race to be honest' Hamilton said afterwards. 'I wish we could have done more for the fans, we tried as hard as we could but we just didn't have the pace today.

'I don't know why. I think I was in the lead at one point so I don't understand how you can be there and then go all the way back back to where I started, but I pushed all the way and did everything I could.

'I was flat out right to the end but for some reason we didn't have any speed'.

Paul Di Resta driving in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Credit: Sahara Force India Formula One Team

Meanwhile Paul Di Resta was at a loss to explain his exit from the race in the Silverstone produced Force India car.

'I’m not really sure what happened', Di Resta said afterwards. 'I just turned into turn four and there was no pressure in the right rear tyre so it was clearly punctured and coming off the rim.

'All I could do was bring the car back to the pits, but there was quite a lot of damage to the floor. I took some fresh tyres and went back out, but I was missing a lot of downforce and I went off the track at Becketts.

'So the team made the call to retire the car. I’m very disappointed because we took a gamble yesterday by running a dry set-up and the conditions today would have been ideal for us.

'On a positive note I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to the fans who have put up with the weather and shown amazing support all week'.

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