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Alonso wins a delayed but chaotic Korean Grand Prix - The Korean race offers up many surprises, but Alonso takes the lead

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Alonso wins a delayed but chaotic Korean Grand Prix
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Hello, it’s the 24th October 2010, and this is F1Minute for the Korean Grand Prix.

Vettel scored pole position ahead of today’s race, with teammate Webber lining up beside him on the dirty side of the grid. All thoughts of getting a good start went out the window though, when the rainy conditions meant firstly the race was delayed by ten minutes, then it began behind the safety car. After three laps, it was red flagged, so the drivers gathered on the grid to await better conditions.

When things finally got underway, it was notable for the many accidents rather than the decent racing. Let’s see... Webber was first off, spinning and taking Rosberg with him. Trulli was next, spinning off. He made it to the garage but retired with hydraulic problems. Di Grassi hit the wall. Buemi collided with Glock, sending both out of the race. Petrov hit the wall. Vettel’s engine gave up. Sutil made one overtaking move too many and crashed out. Alonso won, Hamilton second, Massa third. Button had a terrible day, finished out of the points, and just clings on to title hopes but Alonso leads the championship now, with Webber second.