Easy win for Vettel at Indian GP

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The build-up was huge, and the second edition of the grand Indian Grand Prix truly lived up to its promise of delivering a thrilling finale. And it was Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel who continued his winning streak this season by emerging victorious at the magnificent Budha International Circuit in Greater Noida on Sunday.

Vettel crossed the chequered flag ahead of Ferrai's Fernando Alonso followed by Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button finished fourth and fifth respectively. After finishing the race Vettel stood on top of his car to face the applauding crowd.

"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. I don’t know what it is about this circuit but I really like the flow of it,” added Vettel after winning the race.

Vettel had won pole position in Saturday's qualifying match.

The circuit wore a festive look as fans crowded around the stands in anticipation of a thriller. But right from the beginning, one got a sense where the loyalties of most fans lay, and Vettel didn’t disappoint them by holding on to his domination. Vettel also won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix held last year. Vettel won the race by margin of 9.4 seconds.

It is not easy to fight Red Bull but we will never give up. Well done Red Bull and Sebastian but we want to be happy in Brazil, not only here. I am sure we will do it," said Alonso.

Mark Webber who had a good start had to settle in for third place due to problems with the Kers power boost system. Michael Schumacher's car has rear right tyre puncture at the start of the race.

Vettel now has 240 points, 13 more than Alonso with three races left in the season. The next race is on November 4 in Abu Dhabi. India`s Narain Karthikeyan, who had problems in brakes, finished 21st. He had finished 17th last year.

shrutiverma@mydigitalfc.com

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