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Lewis Hamilton, who had started tenth on the grid after a lacklustre qualifying performance, managed to bully his way to the fourth position of the grid where he took up the battle with Filipe Massa. On the final corner of the last lap, Hamilton and Massa brushed wheels with each other with the Ferrari forced to go off-track and Hamilton taking a well-deserved fourth place.
Meanwhile the Red Bulls of Vettel and Webber settled for second and third on the grid and further extending Red Bull’s lead in the Constructor’s Championship with a total 328 points to McLaren’s 206 and Ferrari’s 129. Fernando Alonso, who broke the jinx for Ferrari and gave them their first victory of 2011, is now in third place in the driver’s championship with 112 points. Webber sits in second with 124 and Vettel continues the lead with 204 points against his name.