SILVERSTONE: German driver Nico Rosberg won his second race in the last three Grand Prix when he triumphed in a thrilling British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.
Rosberg, who was 28 last Thursday, came home in his Mercedes just ahead of the Red Bull of Australian Mark Webber, who announced last week he would be leaving the sport at the end of the season, while Spain's two-time champion Fernando Alonso was third in a Ferrari.
British driver Lewis Hamilton finished fourth in a remarkable drive after his left rear tyre deflated early in the race and he re-entered the Grand Prix in last spot.
Alonso closed the gap in the overall standings on three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel, who was leading when he was forced to retire on the 42nd lap.
Vettel has 132 points while Alonso has 111.
For Mercedes it was their first win in the race since Stirling Moss won at Aintree in 1955.