Sebastian Vettel finally scored his first victory on home ground – and did so by putting one over the driver who is tipped to become his team mate next year.
Nico Rosberg won at Silverstone after his team mate was one of a string of drivers to suffer a catastrophic tyre failure.
Sebastian Vettel made amends for his last-lap defeat at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve two years ago and bolstered his championship lead with his third victory of 2013.
Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes their first win of the year in Monaco but a protest against the team cast a shadow over their triumph.
With his third victory on home ground Alonso will be hoping he’s drawn a line under Ferrari’s early-season jitters.
For the second time this year victory for Sebastian Vettel came on a day when his arch-rival Fernando Alonso suffered a poor race.
F1’s five world champions led by Fernando Alonso filled the highest positions when the chequered flag came down on a hectic Chinese Grand Prix.
Kimi Raikkonen made his way up from seventh on the grid to win the first race of 2012 by making one pit stop fewer than his rivals.