Vettel's drive was peaceful but while he takes the season's first back-to-back wins and impetus into the final five races, it was the other collide, instantly after Alonso's, yet again involving Romain Grosjean, and Lewis Hamilton's tussle with his McLaren substitute, Sergio Pérez that involved most observation.
Already under fire for his driving, Grosjean did himself no additional favors in the race, having only made it to Turn Two before shunt into Mark Webber's Red Bull, responsible of watching Perez who was flanking him, rather than the Australian who was in front.
He has previously been punished with a one-race ban after causing the crash that knocked out Alonso and Lewis Hamilton at the first turn at Spa. But that was just the most impressive (and potentially dangerous) of a period besieged with errors. This marks the eighth time the Frenchman has been occupied in an occurrence in 15 races and, more disturbingly for the other drivers coming up for the lights to go out, it is the fifth time it has happened on the first circuit.