Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Alonso FL ESP Ferrari 52 3
2 Vettel GER Red Bull 52 3
3 Webber AUS Red Bull 52 3
4 Hamilton GBR McLaren 52 3
5 Massa BRA Ferrari 52 3
6 Rosberg GER Mercedes 52 2
7 Perez MEX Sauber 52 2
8 Heidfeld GER Renault 52 2
9 Schumacher GER Mercedes 52 3
10 Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso 52 2
11 Sutil GER Force India 52 3
12 Petrov RUS Renault 52 2
13 Barrichello BRA Williams 51 2
14 Maldonado VEN Williams 51 3
15 di Resta GBR Force India 51 3
16 Glock GER Virgin 50 2
17 d'Ambrosio BEL Virgin 50 2
18 Liuzzi ITA HRT 50 2
19 Ricciardo AUS HRT 49
Retirement
tyre Button GBR McLaren 39 3
tyre Buemi SUI Toro Rosso 25 2
engine Kobayashi JPN Sauber 23 2
Trulli ITA Team Lotus 10
gearbox Kovalainen FIN Team Lotus 2

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The result of all that is that Vettel actually extends his lead in the championship, it is now up to 80 points over Webber who was prevented from challenging Vettel on the final lap. Alonso jumps up to third in the standings.

Alonso literally jumps on the podium as he takes to the top step for the first time this year. Preventing Vettel from winning appears to have gone down pretty well among the British fans!

Alonso receives his trophy from Prince Harry and raises it high above his head. The fans are on the track below as the champagne begins to flow. Thanks for joining us for what was an exciting race right to the end, keep an eye on the site for all of the reaction and live coverage will be back for first free practice in Germany in two weeks time.

Lap 52

Alonso starts the final lap, Vettel and Webber are very close together. As are Hamilton and Massa. Webber opens his DRS but can't get past.

Alonso wins the race as Webber is told not to pass Vettel. Massa passes Hamilton in to Vale, and Hamilton comes back at him in to the final corner and just holds on to fourth! There was contact as Massa went round the outside in to Vale and Hamilton slid in to the side of him. It broke his front wing but he came back up the inside through Club to retake the position.

Hamilton very complimentary to his team over the radio. Behind that battle, Rosberg came home half a minute down in sixth, with Perez seventh, Heidfeld eighth, Schumacher ninth and Alguersuari tenth.

Alonso climbs out of the car and celebrates. Lots of congratulations for Ferrari, but Vettel doesn't look too unhappy either.

Lap 51

The gap between Webber and Vettel is just one second now as they start the penultimate lap. Webber uses DRS, and Vettel goes to cool his tyres. A real battle for second now, Vettel defends through Copse.

Lap 50

Make that two seconds. 1.2s quicker on the last lap. Massa just took 3 seconds out of Hamilton, and it looks like he won't be able to resist when Massa gets there. A shame for the home fans.

Webber and Vettel very close now with 2 full laps remaining.

Lap 49

Massa has the gap down to 7.3s with four laps to go. Hamilton really struggling to save fuel and angrily asking over the radio for more information.

Webber has the gap to Vettel down to 2.5s on this lap...

Lap 48

Webber has the gap down to three seconds now, and Vettel has been seen going off line to cool his tyres. It might not be quite over for second place either. Alonso leads by 19 seconds.

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