European GP: Fernando Alonso wins brilliantly in Valencia

Fernando Alonso became the first man to win two races this year with a spectacular victory in the European GP.
The Spaniard won his home race at Valencia after a series of overtakes and Sebastian Vettel's retirement.
Lewis Hamilton was set to finish second after Romain Grosjean's retirement, but crashed out with three laps remaining.
The McLaren driver was pitched into the barriers after a tussle with Williams's Pastor Maldonado, handing second to Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen.
Alonso started 11th and fought his way up to fourth place before a safety car was deployed.

He gained third after a pit-stop problem for Lewis Hamilton, passed Romain Grosjean on the restart and saw leader Vettel retire with alternator failure on lap 35.
Battling fading tyres, Hamilton was passed by Raikkonen before Maldonado crashed into the side of him having rejoined the race track after running wide trying to pass the Briton around the outside.
My most emotional win - Alonso
Grosjean retired from second with 16 laps to go with alternator failure - the same problem that caused Vettel to retire.
The frantic action promoted Mercedes's Michael Schumacher to third place - the first podium since his comeback in 2010 - and Red Bull's Mark Webber to fourth from 19th on the grid.
It was by far the most exciting race the Valencia street circuit has ever produced and it was won by a top-drawer performance from Alonso.  (BBC.co.uk)


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