Fernando Alonso has won the 2011 British Grand Prix, marking Ferrari’s first victory this year.
Thousands of Formula 1 fans flocked to Silverstone in Northamptonshire to witness the three-day event, which drew crowds of over 100, 000 each day.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, who came in at second place 16.5 seconds after Alonso, commented: “I think you have to accept fair and square Ferrari beat us today.”
Lewis Hamilton finished fourth, and came in 12.4 seconds after Vettel.
Jenson Button was forced to stop the race because of a technical problem with his wheel that occurred at his last pit stop.
The atmosphere at Silverstone was described as electric as loyal fans flocked to see popular drivers including Hamilton and Button at their home race.
Running alongside the thrilling on-track action, spectators were treated to a host of additional entertainment including the ever popular post race party, air displays, E-Zones and the F1™ trade mall.
Silverstone Managing Director Richard Phillips described the support from fans as “amazing” and remarked that this year’s British Grand Prix is one of the ‘best and the biggest’.
Renovations were recently carried out to create a new pit, paddock and conference complex.
According to reports, organisers plan to further improve the circuit in 2013 in a bid to further grow numbers.
As Formula One fans across the world turned their focus to the Britain, .Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.
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Sport tourism boom
Formula One will be just one of the sports on show at WSDE Sport Tourism Expo – the first global exhibition and business forum dedicated to showcasing the $600 billion a year sport tourism industry. Successfully launched last July alongside the final week of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the event attracts the key buyers, influencers and media leading the field in this dynamic sector and forging the future of sport tourism.