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Formula 1: Indian Grand Prix – Race Results

Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his fourth consecutive drivers’ championship in style with a convincing win in Sunday’s 2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix.

The German, whose victory also secured a fourth straight constructors’ crown for Red Bull, finished half a minute clear of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg, with Lotus’s Romain Grosjean an impressive third having started 17th.

Vettel jumped into the lead at the start of the race, but dropped back through the field after making an early stop to remove the less durable soft tyres. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa then moved ahead followed by the Mercedes duo of Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, but when they too stopped, the second Red Bull of Mark Webber moved into P1, the Australian having started on the medium-compound rubber.

Vettel, meanwhile, stormed back through the pack until he was in a position to reclaim the lead from his team mate when Webber was forced to use the soft tyres. When both men had completed all of their stops, Vettel held a 13-second lead over Webber, but the Australian was soon ruled out of contention when an alternator problem forced him to retire.

Pos No Driver Team
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault
2 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault
4 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari
5 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes
6 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
7 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault
8 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes
9 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes
10 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari
11 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari
12 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault
13 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari
14 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes
15 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari
16 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault
17 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth
18 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth
19 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari
Ret 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault
Ret 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault
Ret 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault



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