Vettel eases to Indian GP win

2 Time World Champion Sebastian Vettel took another dominant victory at the inaugural  Indian Grand Prix,his 11th win of the season it what was a dull race in the main,with Jenson Button 2nd and Fernando Alonso in 3rd.

The Start

Vettel led away with Webber for once getting a decent start and holding onto 2nd after Alonso lost the back end into T1 which meant Button got through to take 3rd.

Behind there was chaos,Barrichello hit Kobayashi and lost his front wing,then Kamui as he returned into the track he had contact with Timo Glock,both men would retire.Then up at turn 3,Karthikeyan hit Trulli which would result in a puncture for the Team Lotus driver.Button would then pass Webber down the long straight into turn 4 to take 2nd place.Michael had the usual great start,getting into 8th place.

Vettel soon pulled a gap to Button,who was defending very hard from Webber but would then pull away as Mark’s tyres started to wear,with Alonso,Massa and Hamilton rounding out the Top 6.After poor starts the Toro Rossos fell behind Sutil but soon both would get past to move up to 9th and 10th,with Alguersuari ahead of Buemi,However Buemi would retire just before the midway point with what looked like an engine failure,while Maldonado would retire with a technical problem.

Massa V Hamilton

Massa jumped Hamilton at the start and then the gap was mainly between 1.5-2.0 until Massa outbraked himself into turn 1 on Lap 24 and on Lap 25 Hamilton had a go into T5,he was almost alongside but Massa turned into the corner and you guessed it,yet more contact between these two,Hamilton had damage to his front wing and was forced to pit,he would also struggle for pace after this incident.Massa would then retire on Lap 34 after hitting the orange kerb and broke the suspension again like he did in Qualifying.Lewis would come home 7th.

From there Vettel continued to lead from Button,Alonso,Webber,Fernando jumped Mark after the final pitstops,again due to Mark destroying his tyres and that’s the way it would stay.Vettel grabbed another record today by leading the most laps in a season,he took that from Nigel Mansell.Michael Schumacher drove a great race from 11th finishing 5th after jumping his teammate at the final stops after been much faster in the stint.

Celebrations were muted as the top 3 paid respects to Marco Simoncelli and Dan Wheldon,there was also a minutes silence before the race began. 

Driver and Constructor standings can be found here http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/standings/default.stm

RESULTS

1.Vettel

2.Button

3.Alonso

4.Button

5.Schumacher

6.Rosberg

7.Hamilton

8.Alguersuari

9.Sutil

10.Perez

11.Petrov

12.Senna

13.Di Resta

14.Kovalainen

15.Barrichello

16.D’Ambrosio

17.Karthikeyan

18.Ricciardo

19.Trulli

DNF

Massa

Buemi

Maldonado

Glock

Kobayashi

Race Rating:5/10

Driver of the day:Sebastian Vettel

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