Sebastian Vettel dominated his way to his 11th win at the Indian Grand Prix. With 2 races left in the season, can Vettel match Nigell Mansell's record with 13 wins in one season? Vettel kept a comfortable lead ahead of Button, who managed to over take Webber and Alonso by the forth corner. Everytime Button set a fast lap, Vettel always answered back, by the end of the race, Vettel claimed the checkered flag, led every lap of the race, and set the fastest lap.
Fernando Alonso took third after he leapfrogged Webber in the pits. Webber tried to attack back, but couldn't find a way past the Ferrari.
Hamilton and Massa provided most of the excitement for this race. Again these two drivers managed to find a way to fight each other. On corner 5 on lap 24 a charging Hamilton dove to the inside and Massa shut the door and both collided, breaking both of the driver's wings. This time Massa was hit with a drive through penalty for the incident. Two laps after the penalty Massa hit the kurb on turn 9 and the result was a broken front suspension ending his race.
Hamilton ended up finishing behind Rosberg in seventh place. Jaime Alguersuari, Adrian Sutil and Sergio Perez rounded out the the top ten and home favourite HRT's Narain Karthikeyan will be pleased with his 17th place, finishing ahead of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.
Michael Schumacher - 5th:
Nico Rosberg - 6th:
Full Race Results:
Indian Grand Prix 2011
|1||S Vettel (GER)||Red Bull||25|
|2||J Button (GBR)||McLaren||18|
|3||F Alonso (ESP)||Ferrari||15|
|4||M Webber (AUS)||Red Bull||12|
|5||M Schumacher (GER)||Mercedes-Benz||10|
|6||N Rosberg (GER)||Mercedes-Benz||8|
|7||LC Hamilton (GBR)||McLaren||6|
|8||J Alguersuari (ESP)||Toro Rosso||4|
|9||A Sutil (GER)||Force India||2|
|10||S Perez (MEX)||Sauber||1|
|11||V Petrov (RUS)||Renault||-|
|12||B Senna (BRA)||Renault||-|
|13||P di Resta (GBR)||Force India||-|
|14||H Kovalainen (FIN)||Lotus||-|
|15||RG Barrichello (BRA)||Williams||-|
|16||J d'Ambrosio (BEL)||Virgin||-|
|17||KRN Karthikeyan (IND)||HRT||-|
|18||D Ricciardo (AUS)||HRT||-|
|19||J Trulli (ITA)||Lotus||-|