Bollywood bigwigs throng Indian Grand Prix conclusion party

New Delhi: Bollywood bigwigs and socialites thronged the F1 party as the second Indian Grand Prix concluded in New Delhi.

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal accompanied by his wife Meher Rampal, superstar Hrithik Roshan`s wife Sussane Roshan and Hotelier Vikram Chatwal and others were all seen at the function.

Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday and stretched his Formula One championship lead over Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso, who was a battling second, to 13 points with three races remaining.

The victory from pole position was the world champion`s fourth in a row - the first time he has done that in a single season - and maintained his dominance in India after winning last year`s inaugural race at the hazy Buddh International Circuit from pole.

The 25-year-old German now has 240 points to 227 for Alonso, who started in fifth place, and his surge towards a third title in a row is beginning to look unstoppable despite the Spaniard`s best efforts.

His fifth win of the season was the 26th of his career, and the only mistake he made all afternoon was to switch off the engine too early as he came into the pitlane to park under the podium after Indian 2012 Olympic shooting bronze medallist Gagan Narang had waved the chequered flag.

Australian teammate Mark Webber, who was third, gave the winning Red Bull a push with his car to reach the correct spot.

Kimi Raikkonen hung on to third place in the overall standings with seventh place for Lotus on a hot afternoon but he is now 67 points off the lead and just six ahead of Webber.

McLaren`s Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button finished fourth and fifth respectively, with the latter denying Vettel the fastest lap but with his title hopes now mathematically over for another year.

In two years, no other driver has ever led a lap of the Indian circuit either.


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