27 Jun 2011

Vettel wins again

10:59 am on 27 June 2011

Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel turned the European Grand Prix into a stroll in Valencia as he racked up his sixth victory in eight races this season.

Taking the chequered flag 11 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who gave the home crowd something to get excited about with his second podium of the year, the 23-year-old German was dominant from pole to finish.

Vettel is now 77 points clear of McLaren's Jenson Button and his own Australian team mate Mark Webber, who finished third.

The German's 16th career triumph put him level with British great Stirling Moss in the all-time winners' list and means the champion now has such an advantage that he could go on holiday to the end of August and still stay in the lead.