State of Mind
In what was quite an incident-packed German GP, Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win more than 2 races in the 2012 World Championship. With this hard-fought win, he goes 33 points clear of second-placed Mark Webber, who managed to only finish 8th. Young Defending World Champion Sebastian Vettel, who finished 2nd in the race, had to forfeit 20 seconds after being found guilty of breaking the rules while overtaking Button on the penultimate lap, and had to settle for an ordinary 5th place instead. The German, for once, was on the wrong side of the race stewards- a penalty that could be very crucial in the larger scheme of things. It keeps him 3rd in the Championship, 2 points behind Webber- and gives Alonso plenty of space and confidence to breathe.