McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium at the Nurburgring racetrack in Nurburg after the German Grand Prix. (AFP and AP Photos)
Hamilton was followed by Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Red Bull's Mark Webber though Webber had begun the race from the pole position.
There were plenty of overtaking maneuvers seconds after the race began, hinting at the prospect of an exciting Grand Prix.
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel though, did not have it easy on his home-track and had to fight with Felipe Massa to finally snatch a fourth position finish.
Massa in fact, led over Vettel but both drivers were forced to move into the pits before the final lap and Vettel managed to leave ahead of the Brazilian.
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||227|
|6||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|7||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||84|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull||Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|