• NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP leads the field at the start of the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on June 30, 2013 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton leads after the start of the at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton leads after the start at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix . AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINITom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images
  • TOPSHOTS Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber (C) drives past after colliding at the start of the at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINITom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber drives after a light collision at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber (R) drives after a light collision at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton leads after the start of the at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
  • The pack led by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, bottom, races during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP leads from Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing at the start of the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on June 30, 2013 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland leads ahead of Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
  • Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, bottom, rounds the track ahead of fellow Sauber driver Nico Huelkenberg of Germany during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won the race, Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia finished second, and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain,finished third. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
  • Sauber driver Nico Huelkenberg of Germany rounds Club Corner during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
  • Marshals clear debrit from the track after three cars had punctures during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Nigel Roddis, pool)
  • The track is cleared of debris during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
  • Drivers follow the safety car at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mercedes' German driver Nico Rosberg wins at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
  • Lotus F1 Team's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Force India's Scottish driver Paul di Resta drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • ScuderiaToro Rosso's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Lotus F1 Team's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari has a left rear puncture on his tyre during the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on June 30, 2013 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
  • Ferrari's Brazilian driver Felipe Massa enters the pit with a puncture at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nigel RoddisNIGEL RODDIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Ferrari's Brazilian driver Felipe Massa shredded tyre is seen in the pits at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nigel RoddisNIGEL RODDIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel drives behind the safety car at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany gets out of his car after failing to finish during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
  • Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany's car is pushed into the pits by marshals after stopping during the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Nigel Roddis, pool)
  • Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany walks back to his pit at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nigel RoddisNIGEL RODDIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Force India's German driver Adrian Sutil and Lotus F1 Team's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Ferrari's Brazilian driver Felipe Massa drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton races with a blown tyre at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Lotus F1 Team's French driver Romain Grosjean (L) and Lotus F1 Team's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drive at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Force India's Scottish driver Paul di Resta and Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drive at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber drive at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (L), Mercedes' German driver Nico Rosberg drive at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber drives at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEINALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton enters the pit with a puncture at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nigel RoddisNIGEL RODDIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton enters the pit with a puncture at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nigel RoddisNIGEL RODDIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Drivers race past broken down car of Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nigel RoddisNIGEL RODDIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mechanics change tires on the car of Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton in the pit at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 during the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nigel RoddisNIGEL RODDIS/AFP/Getty Images
  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrates after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia finished second and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain finished third. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  • Mercedes' German driver Nico Rosberg (C) celebrates his victory on the podium beside second place, Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber (L) and third place, Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (R) at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 after the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINITom Gandolfini/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber celebrates on the podium at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 after the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso celebrates on the podium at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 after the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
  • Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia, right, who finished second, sprays with champagne Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, left, who won the the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, right, finished third. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  • Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, partially seen right, who finished third, sprays with champagne Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia, left, who finished second ath the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, won the race. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, centre, celebrates after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, June 30, 2013. Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia, left, finished second and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, right, finished third. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  • (L to R) Mercedes' race engineer Tony Ross, Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Mark Webber, Mercedes' German driver Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso celebrate on the podium at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on June 30, 2013 after the British Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW YATESANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images


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