Double world champion Sebastian Vettel wins Korea Grand Prix
Vettel overtakes polesitter Lewis Hamilton on first lap and dominates race
Red Bull seal constructors' championship with Mark Webber in third place
Vettel was claiming 10th victory of the season having wrapped up title in Japan
Double world champion Sebastian Vettel took the Korean Grand Prix Sunday with a typically dominant drive as his Red Bull team clinched the constructors’ title.
Vettel, who was claiming his 10th win of the season, overtook polesitter Lewis Hamilton on the first lap and was never headed.
McLaren’s Hamilton held off a determined challenge from Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber to claim second place.
The points gained by Webber meant Red Bull have an unassailable lead over McLaren with three races remaining of the 2011 season.
Jenson Button in the second McLaren finished fourth to stay second in the championship standings with Fernando Alonso fifth for Ferrari.
Any thoughts that the 24-year-old Vettel would relax after clinching his second straight title in Japan last weekend were soon put to bed as he charged into the lead and he is now attempting to equal the record 13 wins in a season of his fellow German and seven-time champion Michael Schumacher.
“This is special for us all, for the whole team,” he said after taking the checkered flag by just over 12 seconds from Hamilton.
“It was not such an easy race, but we did it. After the drivers, the constructors’ – it’s fantastic.”
Felipe Massa took sixth in the second Ferrari ahead of Jaime Alguersuari for Toro Rosso.
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes, Sebastian Buemi of Toro Rosso and British rookie Paul Di Resta for Force India rounded out the points scoring.
Schumacher, 42, was forced out early after a collision with Vitaly Petrov of Renault, for which the Russian appeared at fault.