Sebastian Vettel did it again on Sunday. The Red Bull Racing driver won his fourth straight Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Korean Grand Prix at Yeongam. It is his eighth win in 14 races this season and the 34th of his career.
There were two safety car periods in the race with the first being on lap 31 when Sergio Perez had the tread of his right-front tire come off and spread debris. The race restarted on lap 37 and that is where Raikkonen passed Grosjean for second. On lap 38 the second safety car period came out when Adrian Sutil spun in Turn 3 and struck Mark Webber. Webber's Red Bull Racing car then caught fire.
The race restarted on lap 41 and Vettel held off the challenges thrown at him by the Lotus drivers.
Nico Hulkenberg had a great battle with Lewis Hamilton and came out with a fourth place finish in his Sauber ride. Hamilton finished fifth for Mercedes after being able to hold off Fernando Alonso who finished sixth in his Ferrari. Nico Rosberg finished seventh for Mercedes and Jenson Button eighth for McLaren. Felipe Massa finished ninth for Ferrari and Sergio Perez came back to finish tenth for McLaren and take the final point after his tire issue.
Vettel now leads Alonso by 77 points in the driver standings. Vettel could clinch his fourth straight championship next week in Japan if he wins and Alonso finishes ninth or worse. Raikkonen is third in points after bypassing Hamilton.
Red Bull Racing is only seven points from winning the team's fourth straight constructors championship. Ferrari is second only one point ahead of Mercedes.
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