Mon, Oct 15, 2012 - Page 19 News List

Vettel wins in Korea to seize F1 lead

DOUBLE TROUBLE:Although Sebastian Vettel had a day to remember, a mistake by Kamui Kobayashi ended the race prematurely for both Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg

Reuters and afp, YEONGAM, South Korea

“Kobayashi hit me from behind today and that was my race over,” Rosberg said.

“The one small positive to be taken from the weekend is our qualifying performance, which was a small step forward,” he said.

Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg was sixth for Force India with Frenchman Romain Grosjean, steering well clear of trouble after a spate of first-lap smashes, seventh for Lotus.

Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne was eighth for Toro Rosso, with Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo ninth.

Hamilton, who had a ripped-off strip of astroturf trailing from a sidepod in the closing laps, just kept off Sauber’s Mexican Sergio Perez — the man who replaces him at McLaren next season — for 10th place after starting third.

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