German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

Spain's Fernando Alonso, who drives for Ferrari, finished third in the eighth Formula One series race of the year.

Rosberg, who got his second win on the F1 world circuit, edged out Australian Red Bull driver Mark Webber at Silverstone.

German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, the three-time defending champion and 2013 points leader with 132, dropped out of the race when he was in first place.

In the points standings, Alonso has 111 and Finland's Kimi Raikkonen, of team Lotus, has 98.

British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who had snagged the pole position, finished in fourth place, ahead of Raikkonen and Brazilian Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

The next event of the F1 circuit is the German Grand Prix at Nurburgring on July 7. EFE