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Vettel dominates in India to beat Alonso
Sunday 28th October 2012, 11:22 by TF1T Staff
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Sebastian Vettel secured his fourth race win in a row, giving him five wins in 2012 so far putting him firmly in control of the championship battle.
The Red Bull driver led from start to finish and other than a sparking underfloor toward the end of the race, came under little pressure from his rivals.
Fernando Alonso came in second to keep his title hopes alive and limit the damage in the championship. A brilliant opening few corners saw him fight with the McLaren duo to come out ahead of Lewis Hamilton who ended the race fourth, just a second behind Mark Webber who lost KERS in the closing laps.
Much of the action took place in the midfield as the tyre situation saw the majority of drivers stop just the once.
2012 Indian GP Results:
Pos Driver Team Gap Pts 01. S. Vettel Red Bull 25 02. F. Alonso Ferrari +9.4 18 03. M. Webber Red Bull +13.2 15 04. L. Hamilton McLaren +13.9 12 05. J. Button McLaren +26.2 10 06. F. Massa Ferrari +44.6 8 07. K. Raikkonen Lotus +45.2 6 08. N. Hulkenberg Force India +54.9 4 09. R. Grosjean Lotus +56.1 2 10. B. Senna Williams +1:14.9 1 11. N. Rosberg Mercedes +1:21.6 12. P. di Resta Force India +1:22.8 13. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso +1:26.0 14. K. Kobayashi Sauber +1:26.4 15. J. Vergne Toro Rosso +1 lap 16. P. Maldonado Williams +1 lap 17. V. Petrov Caterham +1 lap 18. H. Kovalainen Caterham +1 lap 19. C. Pic Marussia +1 lap 20. T. Glock Marussia +2 laps 21. N. Karthikeyan HRT +2 laps 22. M. Schumacher Mercedes +5 laps 23. P. de la Rosa HRT +18 laps 24. S. Perez Sauber +40 laps