Sebastian Vettel triumphs once again in F1 Sebastian Vettel is well on his way to become a legend of his own thanks to his recent fourth consecutive win at Sunday's 2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi. The German’s victory also means that the constructors' crown for Red Bull is secure. Vettel needed to finish at least in fifth place or higher to secure another drivers’ crown, but with an amazing display of precision and skill he managed to arrive at first, half a minute clear of Mercedes' Nico Rosberg who was second, with Lotus's Romain Grosjean in third place (an impressive feat, considering the fact that he started ). For gambling fans around the world , the race was full of unexpected events 17th which left millions spectators gasping for breath.
As expected, it was Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey who joined Vettel on the podium when he was handed the constructors’ trophy on behalf of the magnificent RB9 car he had designed. The only bad news for Red Bull was Mark Webber’s retirement from second place, clearing the path for Vettel, which was a surprising event in itself. Later in the race, the German racer was told on the 52nd lap to stop using his drinks bottle and not to engage KERS, as the team was quick to tell him not to take any more energy out of the car than necessary.
Ferrari’s own Fernando Alonso was out of luck this time around. Since he was the only racer around with firm odds of preventing Vettel from securing the title in India, once he was out, Vettel was unstoppable. Right from the beginning of the race, as Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen and Webber collided at the first corner, Alonso had trouble going forward. Once he collected the Red Bull, he ended up damaging his front wing, forcing him to pit for a replacement on the second lap. After this unfortunate event, the Ferrari could never recover properly and ended up with an 11th place finish.
However, some experts assure that even without Webber's many misfortunes in the race, Vettel would surely have won. He did not in fact, lead every lap, which he had previously done in two races here, but, he dominated once the time was right.