It was yet another weekend where Sebastian Vettel blew away the field and dominated qualifying and the race to pick up his sixth win of the season at this years European Grand Prix.

Vettel’s team-mate Mark Webber finished the race 3rd so it was not the perfect weekend for Red Bull. Webber however did have a strong weekend in Valencia and managed to get onto the front row in qualifying.

Home favourite Fernando Alonso came home in second to give the home crowd something to cheer about. Alonso and Ferrari are going in the right direction and in the race the Spaniard managed to get past Webber in the final round of pit stops.

Felipe Massa finished 5th and not for the first time this season, the Brazilian made a flying start to the race.

It was not the best of weekends for McLaren as Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button finished 4th and 6th. Surprisingly it was Ferrari who were Red Bull’s main competitors in Valencia and McLaren struggled for pace throughout the weekend.

Both Jenson and Lewis along with Paul di Resta will be hoping for strong results at the British Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg only managed 7th for Mercedes with Michael Schumacher coming home in a lowly 17th place.

Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari made his two stop strategy work by coming home in 8th. There has been plenty of speculation about Alguersuari’s future at Toro Rosso but the Spaniard has now recorded back to back points finishes.

Another driver who had a decent weekend was Force India’s Adrian Sutil. The German made it into Q3 for the first time this season and finished the race 9th. Paul di Resta was in the hunt for points but could only finish 14th.

Williams had another disappointing weekend as both Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado finished outside the points. 2011 so far has been a frustrating one for Williams and the team will be hoping the second half of the season will be a vast improvement.

Finally Team Lotus outqualified and finished the race ahead of both Virgin and Hispania cars. Lotus are getting closer to the established midfield teams as the weekends go by.

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