Motorsports Mondial

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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