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Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber celebrates after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Story highlights

  • Mark Webber closes gap on Fernando Alonso after British Grand Prix win
  • Ferrari's Alonso leads drivers' championship with Webber 13 points back
  • Defending champion Sebastian Vettel's third place keeps him in touch with top two
  • Red Bull pull away from Ferrari in the constructors' championship

Mark Webber's thrilling victory over Fernando Alonso at the British Grand Prix has seen the Australian close the gap on his Ferrari rival at the top of the world championship standings.

Red Bull's Webber overtook Alonso with three laps to go of the race at Silverstone and after nine races has cut the Spaniard's lead to just 13 points.

Both drivers were able to edge away from defending double world champion Sebastian Vettel, who came third in the race. He now trails Alonso by 29 points.

Webber pips Alonso to take British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton's eighth place means he scored just four points, losing ground on those at the top, while Kimi Raikkonen's fifth place helped him close on his British rival.

With Webber and Vettel both finishing in the top three, Red Bull extended their advantage in the constructors' championship over Ferrari to 64 points.

2012 drivers' standings after ninth round in Britain:

1. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 129 points

2. Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull 116

3. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 100

4. Lewis Hamilton (GB) McLaren 92

5. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Lotus 83

6. Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 75

7. Romain Grosjean (Swi) Lotus 61

8. Jenson Button (GB) McLaren 50

9. Sergio Perez (Mex) Sauber 39

10. Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Williams 29

Constructors' standings:

1. Red Bull 216 points

2. Ferrari 152

3. Lotus 144

4. McLaren 142

5. Mercedes 98

6. Sauber 60