No surprises once again as Sebastian Vettel drove yet again from pole to podium to finish on top for the third time at Korean Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen and his team mate finished second and third as the Lotus had a field day today. Another flawless performance from the runaway title leader, who further extends his point’s margin and could now clinch the title in Japan.
A perfect start, and a cool drive through the laps and some well planned pitstops, Vettel was not troubled at all as he steam rolled from the start to the end. This was the third victory on the trot for Vettel at Korean Grand Prix and he now has a lead of 77 points from the second placed Fernando Alonso.
Kimi Rakkonen who started 10th in the start drove with some exceptional skills as he took the second place in the podium. His teammate Romain Grosjean drove from the start and defended his place perfectly well. He held on to his second spot for the most part of the race before Kimi took over from him with just 10 laps from finish. Lewis Hamilton had a frustrating day as he slipped from second place in the start to finish fifth behind Nico Hulkenberg who defended his place with amazing tactics. Alonso, who had to avoid a spinning Massa at the start had to play the catch up game and ended up behind Hamilton in fifth. Massa in his other Ferrari came home in the ninth spot.
Mark Webber had a frustrating race. After finishing 3rd in the qualifiers he had to start from 13th spot dur to the 10 place penality for the taxi drive in the previous race. He made upto his low spot with some brave move to reach 5th before Perez spun and hit his car which went up in flame. He retired once again and looked frustrated. Paul de Resta yet again hit the wall and had to retire half way through the race. This his fourth retirement in as many races and now will have even more trouble for the next season. Sutil in his another Force India retired with just four laps on board with some unknown troubles with the car.