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Vettel moves into championship lead after win in Korea // An easy win moves Sebastian into the title lead

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Vettel moves into championship lead after win in Korea
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The Korean Grand Prix began with yet another first lap incident, this time it was Kamui Kobayashi causing chaos. He bounced between Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button, knocking both of them out of the race. He received a drive through penalty for the incident, but later retired from the race anyway.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel moved into the lead off the line, with Mark Webber slipping into second place. From there, the German was not troubled for position, taking a relatively easy victory - although the team raised concerns about the state of the tyres towards the very end.

Lewis Hamilton was struggling to remain in contention for the points, battling with driver after driver. Once in tenth place, he managed to pick up some stray astro-turf, which dangled off the car for the last couple of laps. He managed to cross the line for that one point, but the poor finish for McLaren have allowed Ferrari through into second place. Vettel now leads the driver’s championship, with Alonso’s third place keeping him nearby.

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