Advertisement

HindustanTimes Mon,20 Oct 2014
In tatters, rivals’ hopes of catching Vettel over
Agence France-Presse, AFP
Spa-Francorchamps, August 28, 2011
First Published: 20:24 IST(28/8/2011)
Last Updated: 11:48 IST(7/10/2011)
Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel drives at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit on September 11, 2011 in Monza during the Formula One Italian Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel extended his already yawning lead in this year's drivers' world championship on Sunday when he drove to a well-judged if, at times, fortunate victory in the Belgian Grand Prix.

The 24-year-old defending champion recovered from a poor start and problems with blistering tyres to ride his luck and emerge on top ahead of Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber in a memorable one-two triumph.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/images/HTPopups/290811/29_08_11_pg18c.jpg

It was the German's first win in four races and only his second in six as he re-established his supremacy.

Vettel came home 3.7 seconds clear of Australian Webber, who dropped back after a bad start and then recovered splendidly, with Briton Jenson Button claiming third for McLaren after a topsy-turvy race. Two times champion Fernando Alonso finished fourth for Ferrari ahead of Michael Schumacher, 42, the seven-times champion marking the 20th anniversary of his F1 debut with a dazzling drive into the points from the back of the grid. Schumacher's Mercedes team-mate and fellow-German Nico Rosberg came sixth ahead of another German Adrian Sutil of Force India with Brazilian Felipe Massa eighth for Ferrari.

Russia’s Vitaly Petrov was ninth for the Renault team.


comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
more »
Advertisement

In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
more »

Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

more »
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved