Vettel racing to third F1 title with victory in India

Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after victory at the Formula One Indian Grand Prix at The Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Manan Vatsyayana, AFP)

Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after victory at the Formula One Indian Grand Prix at The Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Manan Vatsyayana, AFP)

Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel rattled off his fourth successive win of the season in the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday to tighten his grip on the title showdown with three races remaining.

The 25-year-old German produced another flawless display to pull 13 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who came in second, 10 seconds behind.

Vettel, who led from pillar to post, added this victory to his wins in South Korea, Japan and Singapore and his seasonal debut success in Bahrain. He is seeking to become the youngest triple champion in Formula One history.

Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber took third with McLaren duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in fourth and fifth.

The only danger to Vettel in an otherwise seamless success came in the closing laps when sparks sprayed out from underneath his car's front spoiler. – Sapa-AFP.

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