Alonso wins German F1 grand prix

Posted at Jul 23 2012 11:52 AM | Updated as of Jul 23 2012 07:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Fernando Alonso led from pole position to chequered flag to win the German Grand Prix for Ferrari.

Alonso started on pole and held off challenges from Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button as he stormed to victory in warm, sunny conditions.

Alonso’s win was Ferrari’s 219th, the 30th in the Spaniard’s career and his third this season.

Meanwhile, Vettel was stripped off second place for an overtaking infringement.

Race officials said that Vettel left the track as he passed McLaren’s Button on the penultimate lap in a controversial move.

Vettel dropped to fifth. -- Mornings @ ANC, July 23, 2012.