” Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth consecutive drivers’ championship with a dominant victory at the Indian Grand Prix, while Red Bull claimed its fourth constructors’ crown.
It was Vettel’s sixth win in a row and among his most dominant as his only threat came from a few gremlins working mischief under the engine cover. Team-mate Mark Webber had to retire with alternator issues on lap 40, but despite a warning to stop using his drinks bottle and not to chase the fastest lap, Vettel still cruised home 29.8s ahead of his closest rival, Nico Rosberg.
Romain Grosjean drove from 17th on the grid to third on the podium with a hugely-impressive one-stop strategy. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa took fifth ahead of McLaren’s Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton, who struggled with his tyres, and Kimi Raikkonen, who made a last minute pit stop and took fastest lap.
Paul di Resta took his first points since Silverstone in eighth place ahead of Force India team-mate Adrian Sutil in ninth and Daniel Ricciardo in tenth. Fernando Alonso, who was the only man capable of stopping Vettel winning the title on Sunday but he struggled to 11th after losing part of his front wing against Webber on the opening lap, turning his race into a three-stopper. ”
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