Quick cancer help

Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands enjoyed watching another dramatic race as they gathered at the Lone Star Bar and Grill on Sunday for the British Grand Prix.

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg held off Red Bull’s Mark Webber to win but it was overshadowed by a series of tyre failures.

In a race that included two safety car interventions and tyre failures on six cars, Red Bull’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel retired from the lead.

His closest rival Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso fought up to third from ninth.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton dropped to last with tyre failure, but fought to fourth ahead of Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen.

Alonso’s third-place finish, combined with Vettel’s retirement with a gearbox failure caused by the loss of fifth gear, cut the German’s advantage in the championship to 21 points.

Danny Roach is the organiser of the F1FCI which always raises money for charity at the events.

“We raised $93 in cash for the Cancer Society,” Roach said. “Betty Ann Duty from the Cancer Society said their needs are donations of cash and all types of air miles and frequent traveller points.

“These points can be exchanged for travel, accommodation and food costs for patients travelling to other countries for treatment, as well as raising money for a purpose built chemotherapy facility in Grand Cayman at the George Town Hospital where the current facilities are in need of improvement.”

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