2012 INDIA GP: VETTEL WITH ANOTHER EASY WIN

Sebastian Vettel eased to victory at the Indian Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso limited the damage to his championship challenge with second place. It was a simple victory for Vettel, but Alonso's drive ensured that he only lost seven points in the championship standings, extending the Red Bull driver's lead to 13 points. Mark Webber held off a late challenge from Lewis Hamilton to take third place, but suffered with KERS issues during the race and lost a position to Alonso as a result. Jenson Button came home a distant fifth ahead of Felipe Massa, who sustained race-long pressure from Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus, which was lacking straight-line speed and unable to find a way past.

The Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit.
60 laps, 307.249km., Weather: Hazy and dry.

Classified:
Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull         1h31:10.744
 2.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari           +    9.437
 3.  Mark Webber           Red Bull          +   13.217
 4.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren           +   13.909
 5.  Jenson Button         McLaren           +   26.266
 6.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari           +   44.674
 7.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus             +   45.227
 8.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India       +   54.998
 9.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus             +   56.103
10.  Bruno Senna           Williams          + 1:14.975
11.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG      + 1:21.694
12.  Paul Di Resta         Force India       + 1:22.815
13.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso        + 1:26.064
14.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber            + 1:26.495
15.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso        +    1 lap
16.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams          +    1 lap
17.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham          +    1 lap
18.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham          +    1 lap
19.  Charles Pic           Marussia          +    1 lap
20.  Timo Glock            Marussia          +   2 laps
21.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT               +   2 laps
22.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG      +   5 laps

Fastest lap: Jenson Button - 1:28.203

Not classified:
Driver              Team         On lap
Pedro De la Rosa    HRT            41
Sergio Perez        Sauber         21

After 17 races:                
 Drivers:                  Constructors:             
 1.  S.Vettel       240   1. Red Bull       407
 2.  F.Alonso       227   2. Ferrari        316
 3.  K.Raikkonen    173   3. McLaren        306
 4.  M.Webber       167   4. Lotus          263
 5.  L.Hamilton     165   5. Mercedes       136
 6.  J.Button       141   6. Sauber         116
 7.  N.Rosberg       93   7. Force India     93
 8.  R.Grosjean      90   8. Williams        59
 9.  F.Massa         89   9. Toro Rosso      21
10.  S.Perez         66       
11.  K.Kobayashi     50       
12.  N.Hulkenberg    49       
13.  P.Di Resta      44       
14.  M.Schumacher    43       
15.  P.Maldonado     33       
16.  B.Senna         26       
17.  J.Vergne        12       
18.  D.Ricciardo      9