Sunday, October 14, 2012
Vettal Wins from Alonso to seize F1 at Korean Grand Prix
World champ Sebastian Vettel won the Korean Grand Prix in a Red Bull one-two finish on Sunday to get the overall Formula One lead from Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso with four races outstanding. Vettel’s third win in a line, fourth of the period and 25th of his career, left him on 215 points with third-placed Alonso at the present on 209. Australian Mark Webber, who had in progress on pole location but was overtaken by his squad mate off the grid into the first corner, completed second to fasten the first one-two of the period by any team.
South Korea’s ‘Gangnam Style’ rapper Psy gesticulate the chequered flag as Vettel crossed the finish line and thanked his squad for a “great race, great job on the pit wall” before loud in enjoyment. “The start was very significant. We started from the filthy side,” said Vettel. “I had a very good begin and might see that Mark was stressed a little bit. I was able to get side by side and then had the within into turn one.
“It was a great start for me,” added the German, who spent the final laps fretting about the tyres and creation sure they detained up. With no need to assault his title-chasing squad mate in the concluding stages, Webber finished 8.2 seconds behind Vettel. Preliminary fourth, Spaniard Alonso got ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton at the create but could not shut the gap with the Red Bulls on an afternoon where the conclusion was efficiently determined in the first few seconds. He crossed the line 13.9 seconds after Vettel.
“I think we have to be happy with the presentation today,” said Alonso, whose Ferrari team (290 points) overtook McLaren (284) for next place in the constructors’ standings after Red Bull (367). “We are touching in the right way. We just need a little last step to be as spirited as Red Bull.”