Vettel Wins Japanese Grand Prix
Topics: Japanese Grand Prix
VOA Breaking News
October 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm
German driver Sebastian Vettel has edged out Red Bull teammate Mark Webber of Australia to win Formula One’s Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka.
It was the second straight year Vettel has won the race and moved him into a tie for second place for the Formula One championship lead. It was his third win of the season.
The 23-year-old German driver started in the pole position Sunday and led for most of the race, taking the checkered flag in his Renault in just over one hour, 30 minutes and 27 seconds. He edged teammate Webber into second place by less than a second, while Spain’s Fernando Alonso finished third in his Ferrari.
With three races remaining in the season, Webber leads the championship standings with 220 points, ahead of Vettel and Alonso with 206. Alonso is in second place because he has won more races this season.
Some information in this story was provided by AP and AFP.
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