Vettel wins European Grand Prix
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 19:52
  
Valencia: Defending Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix here on Sunday to extend his lead in the overall standings with his sixth win in eight races.

The 23-year-old German coasted home in his Red Bull to beat Spain's Fernando Alonso in a Ferrari while Vettel's Australian team-mate Mark Webber was third.

It was just the third time in Formula One history that all the drivers finished the race.

Great Britain's 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton for McLaren honoured his pledge to restrain his daredevil style and finish the race, taking fourth place.

Brazilian Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari and Briton Jenson Button, in the second McLaren, finished fifth and sixth.

German Nico Rosberg was seventh for Mercedes and Spaniard Jaime Alguersuari produced a stunning drive to take eighth for Toro Rosso with Germans Adrian Sutil ninth for Force India and Nick Heidfeld 10th for Renault.

"Ooooooh yes, baby!" screamed Vettel over his team radio after winning. "That is better than anything you can imagine this year. Yes. Yehhhh!".

Bureau Report


First Published: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 19:52


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