Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Oct. 28: German and Red Bull racer Sebastian Vettel won the second Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit here on Sunday.
Scorching to his second consecutive Indian Grand Prix gong, Vettel won comfortably from pole position. Vettel won the race by comprehensive margin of 9.4 seconds.
The Vijay Mallya-owned Force India earned four points through Nico Hulkenberg’s eighth-place finish.
Vettel recorded his fourth win on the trot, extending his lead in the Formula One championship to 13 points over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
Australian Mark Webber was pipped to second position by Alonso, who kept himself in the hunt for the 2012-13 title.
Vettel now has 240 points, 13 more than Alonso with three races left in the season.
After the race, he said: “It has been incredible. To come here both years, get the pole and win the race is fantastic. It is a very special Grand Prix and I really like this circuit.”
Webber finished third, ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
Felipe Massa was sixth in the second Ferrari, ahead of Kimi Raiokkonen, Hulkenbeg and teammate Romain Grosjean. Willams’ Bruno Senna took the last point available with 10th position.
Vettel also completed lap 42 of the 60-lap race, surpassing Jim Clark on the all-time consecutive laps led list. Senna has all time record of leading 264 consecutive laps.
The title clash is now locked between Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. (ANI)