Vettel in Pole following Korean win

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Updated: October 14, 2012

World Champion Sebastian Vettel climbed to the top of the Formula 1 world champions following another superb win in the Korean Grand Prix. It was the Germans second win in Korea, his third consecutive win of the season, 4 in all now and the 25th of his career.

It was a good weekend in all for the Red Bull outfit as Mark Webber came home in second place giving Christian Horner and his team a firm initiative in the constructors standings.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso took 3rd leaving him trailing by 6 points in the standings with only 4 races to go.

Brazilian Felipe Massa continued his late season resurgence with fourth for Ferrari.

Kimi Räikkönen chalked up his 13th successive points finish with fifth in the race for Lotus to consolidate third place overall and stay in the reckoning.

Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg was sixth for Force India with Frenchman Romain Grosjean, steering well clear of trouble after a spate of first lap smashes, seventh for Lotus.

Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne was eighth for Toro Rosso, with Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo ninth.

Hamilton, just kept off Sauber’s Mexican Sergio Perez, for 10th place after starting third.

1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull – Renault 1:36:28.651
2. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault +00:08.231
3. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 00:13.944
4. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 00:20.168
5. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus – Renault 00:36.739
6. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India – Mercedes 00:45.301
7. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus – Renault 00:54.812
8. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 01:09.589
9. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso – Ferrari 01:11.787
10. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 01:19.692
11. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber – Ferrari 01:20.062
12. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India – Mercedes 01:24.448
13. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes 01:29.241
14. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams – Renault 01:34.924
15. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams – Renault 01:36.902
16. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham – Renault 1 lap
17. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham – Renault 1 lap
18. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia – Cosworth 1 lap
19. Charles Pic (France) Marussia – Cosworth 2 laps
20. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT – Cosworth 2 laps
r. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber – Ferrari 39 laps
r. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT – Cosworth 39 laps
r. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 54 laps
r. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 55 laps