15 Oct 2012

Vettel takes lead in F1 championship

8:57 am on 15 October 2012

The World motor racing champion Sebastian Vettel won the Korean Grand Prix last night in a Red Bull one-two finish to take the overall lead in the drivers' championship from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso with four races remaining.

Vettel won by just under 14 seconds, and his third straight win has given him a 6-point lead over Alonso who finished third behind the pole sitter Mark Webber.

Jenson Button's race - and championship hopes - ended on the first lap when his car was sideswiped by the Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi who also ended Nico Rosberg's race.

The other McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton limped home in 10th place, conceding that his championship hopes were also gone.