Ferrari star Alonso to win in Valencia
Alonso on home triumph at Valencia championship leader
Ferrari superstar Fernando Alonso on Sunday won his home race in Valencia, thus taking the lead in the Formula 1 World Championship. The 30-year-old Spaniard won the eighth World Championship race of the season before the Finn Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus and the German world champion Michael Schumacher in the Mercedes, which first went on the podium after his comeback.
The German double world champion Sebastian Vettel had the Grand Prix of Europe at the Red Bull until his Failure in the 34th lap listed due to a technical defect. Also, the current championship leader Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) dropped out after a collision with Williams driver Pastor Maldonado in the penultimate round.
Alonso is after 29 GP win of his career is now clearly ahead in the standings. His lead over the now second-placed Australian Mark Webber, who was in the second Red Bull in Valencia is fourth, 20 points.