Sebastian Vettel wins Korean GP: on brink of title

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel dominated the Korean Grand Prix to put himself on the brink of a fourth consecutive world championship.

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The German’s title rival, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, could finish only sixth and Vettel will take the title in Japan next Sunday if he wins with Alonso lower than eighth.

Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean took second and third.

Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg fended off Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton for fourth.

Vettel streaked away at the front, totally in control from lap one, while behind him Grosjean edged away from the Mercedes of Hamilton and Rosberg.

Vettel said: “Fortunately we had enough pace to get ahead after both safety cars but both Kimi and Romain were very competitive and did better with their tyres.

“I am really enjoying things at the moment, we have a great team and we are having a great time.”

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Sebastian Vettel can win his fourth world title in Japan next week. The Red Bull driver will be champion if he wins at Suzuka and rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari is lower than eighth.

 Full race results:

Car Team Grid Fastest Lap Race Time Points
1 Sebastian Vettel 1 Red Bull 1 1:41.380 1:43:13.701 25
2 Kimi Raikkonen 7 Lotus 9 1:41.975 +00:04.224 18
3 Romain Grosjean 8 Lotus 3 1:41.936 +00:04.927 15
4 Nico Hulkenberg 11 Sauber 7 1:42.608 +00:24.114 12
5 Lewis Hamilton 10 Mercedes 2 1:42.539 +00:25.255 10
6 Fernando Alonso 3 Ferrari 5 1:42.709 +00:26.189 8
7 Nico Rosberg 9 Mercedes 4 1:42.471 +00:26.698 6
8 Jenson Button 5 McLaren 11 1:43.073 +00:32.262 4
9 Felipe Massa 4 Ferrari 6 1:42.954 +00:34.390 2
10 Sergio Perez 6 McLaren 10 1:42.973 +00:35.155 1
11 Esteban Gutierrez 12 Sauber 8 1:42.744 +00:35.990 0
12 Valtteri Bottas 17 Williams 17 1:43.869 +00:47.049 0
13 Pastor Maldonado 16 Williams 18 1:44.136 +00:50.013 0
14 Charles Pic 20 Caterham 19 1:44.477 +01:03.578 0
15 Giedo van der Garde 21 Caterham 20 1:44.375 +01:04.501 0
16 Jules Bianchi 22 Marussia 22 1:44.991 +01:07.970 0
17 Max Chilton 23 Marussia 21 1:45.408 +01:12.898 0
18 Jean-Eric Vergne 18 Toro Rosso 16 1:44.090 retired, 53 laps 0
19 Daniel Ricciardo 19 Toro Rosso 12 1:42.947 retired, 52 laps 0
20 Adrian Sutil 15 Force India 14 1:44.095 retired, 50 laps 0
21 Mark Webber 2 Red Bull 13 1:43.863 retired, 36 laps 0
22 Paul Di Resta 14 Force India 15 1:46.411 retired, 24 laps 0
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Peter Cossai
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