Alonso wins Ger­many; team fined $100,000

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

HOCK­EN­HEIM, Ger­many — Fer­nando Alonso won the Ger­man Grand Prix on Sun­day for Fer­rari, but the team was fined $100,000 after­ward for or­ches­trat­ing his pass of team­mate Felipe Massa.

Race stew­ards didn’t over­turn Fer­rari’s 1-2 fin­ish, choos­ing to send the case to the sport’s gov­ern­ing body, which could im­pose more sanc­tions. Team or­ders that af­fect the re­sult of a race are for­bid­den un­der For­mula One rules.

Alonso had more points in the ti­tle race, and the team ap­par­ently felt it would be bet­ter served if he col­lected the 25 points that go to the win­ner rather than Massa.

Massa, rac­ing on the first an­niver­sary of a crash that nearly killed him, led the race for 49 of 67 laps be­fore he was passed by Alonso fol­low­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions from Fer­rari over the team ra­dio. He looked un­happy af­ter the race, and the two driv­ers barely hugged as they climbed out of their red cars.

Se­bas­tian Vet­tel of Ger­many was third in his Red Bull. Cham­pi­onship leader Lewis Hamil­ton of McLaren was fourth.

Af­ter 11 of 19 races, Hamil­ton leads the over­all stand-

won Ger­man Grand Prix for Fer­rari over Felipe Massa. ings with 157 points, ahead of McLaren team­mate Jen­son But­ton with 143. Vet­tel has 136 points, tied for third with Red Bull team­mate Mark Web­ber. Alonso is fifth with 123 points, 38 ahead of Massa.

Fer­nando Alonso

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