Lewis Hamilton moved into a four-point championship lead after a brilliant victory in the German Grand Prix.
The McLaren driver led from the start but a comfortable win was put in doubt by his team's decision not to pit him during a safety car period.
Hamilton dropped to fifth when he did finally stop under racing conditions.
But team-mate Heikki Kovalainen let the Englishman by, and Hamilton was able to catch and pass Ferrari's Felipe Massa and then Renault's Nelson Piquet.
Team boss Ron Dennis admitted that McLaren had "got it a bit wrong".
He said the team did not expect the safety car to stay out as long as it did following a heavy accident to Toyota's Timo Glock, who crashed into the pit wall following what appeared to be a rear suspension failure. BBC Sport Review...
Know its a bit early, but anyone reckon itll be Hamiltons year this year> He didnt have this advantage at this point last year. This year is proving to be a bit more Random and good tho, so who knows??????