Fernando Alonso wins thrilling European Grand Prix

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso won a thrilling European Grand Prix on Sunday, the Spanish driver becoming the first repeat winner of a wide open season.

Alonso, who drove a superb race from 11th on the grid, said: “I can’t express in words my feeling at the moment, to win my home grand prix is a unique feeling, and with the football I’m feeling proud to be Spanish right now.”

Alonso, who picked up a Spanish flag to wave on his victorious slowing down lap, came home first ahead of Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and third-placed seven-time champion Michael Schumacher, 43, of Mercedes.

Formula One Drivers’ Standings

Pos Driver Nationality Team Points
1 Fernando Alonso Spanish Ferrari 111
2 Mark Webber Australian Red Bull Racing-Renault 91
3 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 88
4 Sebastian Vettel German Red Bull Racing-Renault 85
5 Nico Rosberg German Mercedes 75
6 Kimi Räikkönen Finnish Lotus-Renault 73
7 Romain Grosjean French Lotus-Renault 53
8 Jenson Button British McLaren-Mercedes 49
9 Sergio Perez Mexican Sauber-Ferrari 39
10 Pastor Maldonado Venezuelan Williams-Renault 29
11 Paul di Resta British Force India-Mercedes 27
12 Kamui Kobayashi Japanese Sauber-Ferrari 21
13 Michael Schumacher German Mercedes 17
14 Nico Hulkenberg German Force India-Mercedes 17
15 Bruno Senna Brazilian Williams-Renault 16
16 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 11
17 Jean-Eric Vergne French STR-Ferrari 4
18 Daniel Ricciardo Australian STR-Ferrari 2
19 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish Caterham-Renault 0
20 Vitaly Petrov Russian Caterham-Renault 0
21 Timo Glock German Marussia-Cosworth 0
22 Charles Pic French Marussia-Cosworth 0
23 Narain Karthikeyan Indian HRT-Cosworth 0
24 Pedro de la Rosa Spanish HRT-Cosworth 0
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