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Vettel Closes the Gap on Alonso

So it wasn't the fairy tale race we expected where Hulkenburg went from start to finish to win for Williams. But nevertheless it was a superb race, yet again another 1-2 for Red Bull. Also, Red Bull claimed their first ever Constructor's Championship after just 6 seasons.

From the very first corner, Sebastian Vettel lead the race after overtaking Nico Hulkenburg and Mark Webber quickly followed suit into second. So for another race it was a race dominated by the team from Milton Keynes. As both drivers finished ahead of Alonso, they close the gap on him, Webber being just 8 points off the leader and Vettel 15.

Alonso had a pretty good day, although not as good as he would have liked. He goes to Abu Dhabi under even more pressure to keep the Red Bulls away from the Driver's Crown. He finished 3rd today, after overtaking the struggling Hamilton on soft tires.

Mclaren had a poor day really, their results may have been good being 4th for Lewis and 5th for Jenson, but it still meant that Button is out of contention and Hamilton's chances are quickly diminishing. On the plus side, Jenson drove a corker of a race from 11th to 5th, just like he has done in past races this season.

The pole sitter, Nico Hulkenburg, obviously didn't do quite as well as he did in qualifying. He dropped two positions to the Red Bulls quickly but as he got more settled, he kept both Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton at bay for a considerable amount of time. He ended the race in 8th, a decent showing from the young rookie.

The Brazilian fans were left disappointed by their nation's drivers. Both Massa and Barrichello having poor showings. Felipe found himself in a number of scraps and could only muster 15th, behind fellow Brazillian Rubens Barrichello, who had his usual dose of home Grand Prix bad luck by getting a puncture following a overtaking move. Bruno Senna finished 21st.

Mercedes drivers Schumacher and Rosberg finished 6th and 7th, which was a decent result for the team. Force India driver Adrian Sutil put in a good drive going from 22nd to 12th whilst his teammate suffered a nasty crash into the barrier, signalling the only safety car of the race. Sauber had a pretty strange day, Kamui Kobayashi looked tame and gave a few overtakes away but at the halfway stage started attacking again to finish 10th whilst Heidfeld was unlucky to receive a drive through for blocking after the safety car and finished a lowly 17th.

Renault could only get a 9th place from Kubica and a 16th from Petrov as the likes of Mercedes and Williams seem to give them more and more competition. The sister Red Bull team, Toro Rosso had a impressive race, even without achieving points both their drivers finished well, a 11th for Alguersuari and a 13th for Buemi.

The best of the new teams was again Heikki Kovalainen in 18th followed by his teammate Trulli in 19th position. Virgin driver Timo Glock followed in 20th whilst Di Grassi retired, leaving the Hispania cars of Senna and Klien in 21st and 22nd.

P Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Mark Webber
3 Fernando Alonso
4 Lewis Hamilton
5 Jenson Button
6 Nico Rosberg
7 Michael Schumacher
8 Nico Hülkenberg
9 Robert Kubica
10 Kamui Kobayashi
11 Jaime Alguersuari
12 Adrian Sutil
13 Sébastien Buemi
14 Rubens Barrichello
15 Felipe Massa
16 Vitaly Petrov
17 Nick Heidfeld
18 Heikki Kovalainen
19 Jarno Trulli
20 Timo Glock
21 Bruno Senna
22 Christian Klien
NC Lucas Di Grassi
Ret Vitantonio Liuzzi

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