Formula 1

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KOREAN GRAND PRIX ANOTHER WIN FOR VETTEL—
 
SEBASTIAN VETTEL: “It was a long race today, but it’s really great to win. The start was crucial, it’s always tricky here as you’re nervous about the long straight when you start from pole. Fortunately we had good traction off the line and I had a strong exit out of the first corner. We kept the lead and tried to control the race from there. I think Mercedes had more range than us today, but we were able to win which is great. It was a very strong performance from the whole team and I’m happy. We’re just focusing on continuing to take one step at a time and trying to get the best out of the car at every single race.” 
 
CHRISTIAN HORNER, Team Principal: “A really disciplined drive by Sebastian today to win his third consecutive Korean GP. It was a race dominated by tyre preservation and Sebastian managed it extremely well.  It was a great shame to lose Mark who would have been on the podium today after he picked up a puncture from the debris from Perez’ incident. Then, after that he was the innocent victim of the incident that saw Sutil losing his car and hitting him, which caused a fire. It was somewhat frustrating to see our car on fire for what seemed to be an age.”
 
THIERRY SALVI, Renault: “A win that was not as easy as it looked for Sebastian! With two safety cars, Seb had to do the job twice to increase the gap with the competitors and he’s did it very well, again showing his talent. It was a shame for Mark as he was really on for a very strong result in spite of his starting position. The collision with Sutil damaged the car and caused the fire. It’s too early to tell if we can re-use the engine yet – we will have to look at the damage. There is plenty to study in the week before Japan now, particularly with the strong position Sebastian is now in the Championship.”
The Korean Grand Prix
Korean International Circuit, Korea;
55 laps; 308.630km;
Weather: Dry.

Classified:

Pos Driver                Team                       Time/Gap
 1. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault           1h43m13.701s
 2. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus-Renault              +4.224s
 3. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault              +4.927ss
 4. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber-Ferrari             +24.114s
 5. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes                   +25.255s
 6. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari                    +26.189s
 7. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes                   +26.698s
 8. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes           +32.262s
 9. Felipe Massa          Ferrari                    +34.390s
10. Sergio Perez          McLaren-Mercedes           +35.155s
11. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari             +35.990s
12. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault           +47.049s
13. Pastor Maldonado      Williams-Renault           +50.013s
14. Charles Pic           Caterham-Renault           +1m03.578s
15. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham-Renault           +1m04.501s
16. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth          +1m07.970s
17. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth          +1m12.898s
18. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +2 laps
19. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +3 laps
20. Adrian Sutil          Force India-Mercedes       +5 laps
Fastest lap: Vettel, 1:41.380

Not classified/retirements:

Driver                Team                       On lap
Mark Webber           Red Bull-Renault            36 laps
Paul di Resta         Force India-Mercedes        24 laps


World Championship standings, round 14:                

Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  Vettel        272        1.  Red Bull-Renault          402
 2.  Alonso        195        2.  Ferrari                   284
 3.  Raikkonen     167        3.  Mercedes                  283
 4.  Hamilton      161        4.  Lotus-Renault             239
 5.  Webber        130        5.  McLaren-Mercedes           81
 6.  Rosberg       122        6.  Force India-Mercedes       62
 7.  Massa          89        7.  Sauber-Ferrari             31
 8.  Grosjean       72        8.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari         31
 9.  Button         58        9.  Williams-Renault            1
10.  Hulkenberg     31       
11.  Di Resta       36       
12.  Sutil          26       
13.  Perez          23       
14.  Ricciardo      18       
15.  Vergne         13       
16.  Maldonado       1