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Speed king Sebastian Vettel wins 'very special' Indian Grand Prix
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Greater Noida, October 29, 2012
First Published: 00:28 IST(29/10/2012)
Last Updated: 00:52 IST(29/10/2012)

Sebastian Vettel is in love with India. Red Bull's German defending champion won Sunday's Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit, making it his second win here in a row.

"It's a very special Grand Prix. I don't know what it is about this circuit, but I really like the flow of it," he said after the win.

It's not just the track but the country as a whole that has impressed the speed king.

"If you compare the circumstances in India and Europe, they are very different. But people here are so happy and warm-hearted. In Europe, expectations are very high and money plays a big role. I think expectations are fairly low here. Money is not that important," he added.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who drove brilliantly to finish second, kept up the pressure. Red Bull's Mark Webber clung on to third place.

Vettel, who leads the drivers' championship by 13 points with three races to go, is chasing a title hat-trick.

Winner Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel gestures with the trophy at the Indian GP at The Buddh International circuit, Greater Noida. AFP Photo

Though not as popular as last year's inaugural edition, which saw an attendance of 95,000, Sunday's Grand Prix managed to pull in 65,000 spectators - enough to cause traffic jams near the venue in the evening.

Several Bollywood actors and sportspersons also turned up for the race.


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