• Formual 1 2011 Korean Gran Prix results - Vettel wins again

      Despite a promising weekend for Mercedes GP, the team couldn't show it where is counts, the race. Rosberg could only manage to claim eighth place, after battling it out with Jenson Button and the Ferrari's. In the end, he's tires gave out and was passed by Torro Rosso's Alguersuari on the last lap of the race. Michael had an unfortunate race and had to retire after Ranault's Vitaly Petrov completely over-braked and took out Schumacher on turn 3. Petrov and Alonso were battling for position after the first pitstops and both outbraked themselves. Alonso was on the outside and went off the track, but Petrov on the inside, ran into Schumacher, destroying his rear wing and puncturing his rear tire.

      At the end of the race, it was Sebastian Vettel, who crossed the line first, handing him his tenth win of the season, after passing Hamilton on the first lap on turn 4. After the second pitstop, the battle raged between Hamilton and Webber for second. Both racers drove professionally with the advantage switching back and forth and running wheel to wheel on their outlaps from the pits. In the end the Red Bull lost out with Hamilton keeping Webber at bay to claim second. With Webber finishing third, Red Bull laid claim to the Constructor's Championship.

      Button finished fourth, after being held up by both Ferrari's and gain his position after the first round of pitstops, but wasn't quick enough to join the Hamilton-Webber fight. Alonso finished fifth ahead of Massa, after being outqualified by his teammate. Questions by Ferrari bosses will be raised when a frustrated Alonso told his team over the radio "I give up" after being faster than Button by 0.5 sec and was unable to pass him. Torro Rosso's Alguersuari finished 7th, His team mate Buemi took 9th after passing 10th place finisher Paul Di Resta on lap 31.

      In two weeks time, F1 heads to India for the inuagural Indian Grand Prix. Even though Red Bull has wrapped up the F1 top titles, still expect to see some brilliant battles between the teams.

      After being forced to retire on lap 16, Michael had:

      After the race, Nico said:


      For Ross:

      Norbert felt that:


      Results
      01. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1h30:01.994
      02. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes + 12.019
      03. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 12.477
      04. Button McLaren-Mercedes + 14.694
      05. Alonso Ferrari + 15.689
      06. Massa Ferrari + 25.133
      07. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 49.538
      08. Rosberg Mercedes + 54.053
      09. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1:02.762
      10. Di Resta Force India-Mercedes + 1:08.602
      11. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 1:11.229
      12. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth + 1:33.068
      13. Senna Renault + 1 lap
      14. Kovalainen Lotus-Renault + 1 lap
      15. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
      16. Perez Sauber-Ferrari + 1 lap
      17. Trulli Lotus-Renault + 1 lap
      18. Glock Virgin-Cosworth + 1 lap
      19. Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth + 1 lap
      20. D'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth + 1 lap
      21. Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth + 3 laps
      Did Not Finish
      Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 31
      Petrov Renault 17
      Schumacher Mercedes 16

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Article: 2011 F1 Korean Grand Prix - Mercedes Qualifying Report: Nico Claims 7th and Michael slips to 12th started by Scourge82 View original post
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Nah, Alonso didn't really give up. It was just a trick trying to lull Button to sleep.
        But he didn't fall for that. First 4 competitors for second place finishing within 5 seconds.
        Exiting race. Tactically very strong drive for Lewis H. Side by side actions with Webber had me on the point of my seat.
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        Ah gotcha. I haven't seen the race yet, It just seemed really out of character from Alonso to say I give up.

        They're showing it in 20 mins. I had to follow the live commentary from Formula1.com to get the info for the article.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Oeps. Hope I didn't spoil it for you. Anyways, the race is worth watching. Hardly knew where to look at the start.
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        Nah, yuo didn't. I was reading the live commentary, I couldn't wait to actually watch it, plus Sticky likes his article on time Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Scourge82 Click here to enlarge
        plus Sticky likes his article on time
        That I do Click here to enlarge