Sebastian Vettel wins Turkish GP 2011

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Vettel Celebrates Turkish 2011 win
There were no surprises in the Turkish GP 2011. Sebastian Vettel raced away to his third win of this season. Mark Webber, the only man who can challenge, started from the dirty track and never recovered from following slow moving Nico Rosberg. By the time Mark Webber over took Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel had a 4 seconds advantage.

Michael Schumacher is finding ways to get excuses. This time he defended from Vitaly Petrov too much his position that ultimately lead to damage of his front wing. He pit stopped immediately and as usual was in the center of being over taken by Tom, Dick and Harry. I hope he will retire this season if not mid way!

Most of the top finishers are in 4 stop plan, barring Jenson Button and Kamui Kobayashi. You can add Sebastian Vettel to this but Sebastia Vettel pit stopped late to avoid any tyre disadvantage due to any safety cars at later stage! 3 stop strategy did not do any good to Jenson Button as he lost 2 position in the end (Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg).

Among the back markers, Sebastian Beumi finished respectable 9th. Narain Karthikeyan finished first time ahead of his team mate Vitantanio Luizzi. But Narain was 1 lap down to the nearest Virgin Racing car. Time he increased his speed in both qualifying and in races. Liuzzi had a wheel nut problem and did 2 more pit stops. Lucky he got classified.

Lewis Hamilton tried a overtaking in the start against Mark Webber and over run a corner allowing cars to overtake him. Even though he finished 4th he could have done lot better than that.

Over all the race was boring except for few maneuvers from Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso. Hope the other teams up their package and fight for the race win as Redbulls run is making the F1 races predictable and boring.

PROVISIONAL RACE RESULTS

The Turkish Grand Prix
Istanbul, Turkey;
58 laps; 309.396km;
Weather: Sunny.

Classified:

Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault           1h30:17.558
 2.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault           +     8.807
 3.  Alonso        Ferrari                    +    10.075
 4.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes           +    40.232
 5.  Rosberg       Mercedes                   +    47.539
 6.  Button        McLaren-Mercedes           +    59.431
 7.  Heidfeld      Renault                    +  1:00.857
 8.  Petrov        Renault                    +  1:08.168
 9.  Buemi         Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +  1:09.300
10.  Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari             +  1:18.000
11.  Massa         Ferrari                    +  1:19.800
12.  Schumacher    Mercedes                   +  1:25.400
13.  Sutil         Force India-Mercedes       +     1 lap
14.  Perez         Sauber-Ferrari             +     1 lap
15.  Barrichello   Williams-Cosworth          +     1 lap
16.  Alguersuari   Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +     1 lap
17.  Maldonado     Williams-Cosworth          +     1 lap
18.  Trulli        Lotus-Renault              +     1 lap
19.  Kovalainen    Lotus-Renault              +    2 laps
20.  D'Ambrosio    Virgin-Cosworth            +    2 laps
21.  Karthikeyan   HRT-Cosworth               +    3 laps
22.  Liuzzi        HRT-Cosworth               +    5 laps

Fastest lap: Webber, 1:29.703

Not classified/retirements:

Driver        Team                         On lap
Di Resta      Force India-Mercedes         45
Glock         Virgin-Cosworth              1


World Championship standings, round 4:                

Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  Vettel        93        1.  Red Bull-Renault          148
 2.  Hamilton      59        2.  McLaren-Mercedes          105
 3.  Webber        55        3.  Ferrari                    65
 4.  Button        46        4.  Renault                    42
 5.  Alonso        41        5.  Mercedes                   26
 6.  Massa         24        6.  Sauber-Ferrari              8
 7.  Petrov        21        7.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari          6
 8.  Heidfeld      21        8.  Force India-Mercedes        4
 9.  Rosberg       20       
10.  Kobayashi      8       
11.  Buemi          6       
12.  Schumacher     6       
13.  Sutil          2       
14.  Di Resta       2       
       
All timing unofficial

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