Sebastian Vettel takes his fourth victory this season.
A disappointing fourth for pole sitter Mark Webber.
McLaren pressuring Red Bull with a great podium finish.
Fernando Alonso with a fantastic start finished fifth.
Nick Heidfeld starting last gets into the points with P8
Podcast 504 Race recap with Clark and Steve.
Vettel: “It was pretty tough obviously, It was really close, thankfully in last two laps I got quite a good run in the last sector and it was enough to make it stick.
On top of that we had sometimes KERS on and sometimes off, so not an easy race, and McLaren and Lewis gave us a very, very hard time.
But it is a big relief when open to the main straight and there is chequered flag. I am very happy, a great result and a confirmation we are very strong but surely today was not as not expected by many people. We saw Ferrari there and McLaren gave us a hard time.
That is why I am more happy, as we made it with these guys pushing so hard.
When they told me with six laps to the end not to use KERS, it wasn’t best message I was hoping for. I don’t have to say it here – they know that it has to work in the future. It is absolutely necessary. So after the loss of KERS, surely we are not yet were we want to be.”
Pos Driver Team Time 1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h39:03.301 2. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes + 0.630 3. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 35.697 4. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 47.966 5. Alonso Ferrari + 1 lap 6. Schumacher Mercedes + 1 lap 7. Rosberg Mercedes + 1 lap 8. Heidfeld Renault + 1 lap 9. Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap 10. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap 11. Petrov Renault + 1 lap 12. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap 13. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1 lap 14. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1 lap 15. Maldonado Williams-Cosworth + 1 lap 16. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 2 laps 17. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth + 2 laps 18. Trulli Lotus-Renault + 2 laps 19. Glock Virgin-Cosworth + 3 laps 20. D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth + 3 laps 21. Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth + 4 laps