Double world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Korean Grand Prix in crushing fashion today to help his Red Bull team retain the Formula One constructors' title after a dominant season.
Just a week after cruising to third place in Japan, where Vettel confirmed himself as the 2011 drivers' world champion, the 24-year-old German was uncatchable as he drove to his 10th win this year, and 20th of his career.
“This is special for us all, for the whole team,” he said.
“It was not such an easy race, but we did it. After the drivers, the constructors' -- it's fantastic.”
Vettel started second on the grid, but took the lead from Briton Lewis Hamilton of McLaren on the opening lap to pull clear and produce a flawless drive to the chequered flag.
He came home in a winning time of one hour, 38 minutes and 1.994 seconds, 12.019 ahead of Hamilton, who drove a splendidly controlled defensive race to stay ahead of Vettel's Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber.