How Webber stole Alonso's Silverstone thunder

How Webber stole Alonso's Silverstone thunder

For much of the race it looked like Alonso was in control of the British Grand Prix, but bubbling under the surface was Red Bull's strategic plan to bring Mark Webber to the front. And as Adam Cooper explains, it worked to perfection

We've had some unusual conclusions to races this year, but the way the British Grand Prix ultimately played out added yet another strange twist to this season.

In previous races in 2012 we've seen that stopping late for fresh soft tyres appears to give drivers superpowers and the ability to pass those stranded on older rubber at will. At Silverstone we had the opposite.

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