ONBOARD: Alonso's amazing overtake on Hamilton - Silverstone 2012

On the 8th July 2012 on the Silverstone circuit was held the 46th British Gran Prix, 9th race of the 2012 F1 world championship.

The qualifying was wet, with a very thrilling ending while the track was slowly becoming dry, forcing the drivers to continue to drive trying to get the pole position. At the end of the Q3, Fernando Alonso on Ferrari was first, Mark Webber on Red Bull was second and the third position went to Michael Schumacher on Mercedes.

On sunday, the weather was good and all the drivers could drive with slick tyres. After the first corner, Fernando Alonso mantained the lead, over Webber and Schumacher, while Vettel (fourth on the starting grid) lost two position by Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen, re-overtaking the finnish and getting the fifth position.

After the firsts went in the pit lane for their first pit stops, Hamilton (8th in the qualifying) gained the first position, retarding his tyres change. But at lap 19th, Alonso was quickly reducing the gap between Hamilton and, with new tyres, he was approaching the British to overtake him.

In this video you can see, onboard on the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso, the amazing fight the drivers did, with no holds barred; another chapter of the great rivalry between Alonso and Hamilton, started when they were both in McLaren in 2007.
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