Formula One

 
              === Vettel widens points lead with Indian GP win ===
 
 New Delhi, India (Sports Network) - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel put on another
 dominating performance to win Sunday's Indian Grand Prix and increase his lead
 over Fernando Alonso from Ferrari in the world championship point standings.
 
 Vettel,  the two-time  defending Formula  One world  champion, won  his fourth
 consecutive  grand  prix after  starting on  the pole and  leading all 60 laps
 around  the 3.192-mile  Buddh International Circuit. He extended his lead over
 second-place  finisher  Alonso from six points  to 13 with just three races to
 go.
 
 Last  year, Vettel started  on the pole and led every lap to win the inaugural
 Indian GP.
 
 "I  think it's  been an incredible two years  to come here and get the pole on
 Saturday  and win  the race on Sunday,"  Vettel said after he notched his 26th
 career  F1 win.  "It's fantastic, and it's  a very special grand prix. I don't
 know what it is about this circuit, but I really like the flow of it."
 
 Vettel  has led every lap in each of the last three grand prix -- Japan, Korea
 and  India.  It's the first time  a driver has  accomplished that feat in a F1
 race since Ayrton Senna did it in 1989.
 
 "A  big thanks to  the team," said Vettel, who won four races in a row for the
 first  time in  his F1 career. "Everyone  is pushing very hard. All of us have
 been working hand in hand together."
 
 Vettel's  teammate,  Mark Webber, started second  and ran in that position for
 most  of  the race until  he experienced an issue  with his KERS. That allowed
 Alonso to overtake Webber for the runner-up spot with 13 laps remaining.
 
 "It's  not easy at the moment to fight Red Bull, but we never give up," Alonso
 said.  "We are  happy today.  We have  to congratulate  (Red Bull).  They were
 fantastic all weekend."
 
 Alonso,  who  started fifth, lost  seven points  to Vettel in the championship
 battle.  Abu Dhabi (Nov.  4), Austin, Texas (Nov. 18) and Brazil (Nov. 25) are
 the remaining grand prix on this year's 20-round calendar.
 
 "We  lost  points, but I think  this was more  or less the plan this weekend,"
 Alonso  noted. "We were  not fast enough to competed against them, but we lost
 minimum points since we finished second. Better races will come."
 
 Webber held off McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in the closing laps to finish third.
 
 "I  enjoyed  the fight today,"  Webber said. "It was  a difficult race. It was
 very difficult for me to get into a rhythm. We had a few issues that we needed
 to  manage  with the  car. Lewis and  Fernando were very  strong with the hard
 tire, and it was very difficult without KERS."
 
 Jenson Button finished one spot behind his teammate, Hamilton, in fifth.
 
 Felipe  Massa from  Ferrari  took  the sixth  spot,  followed  by Lotus'  Kimi
 Raikkonen  and Nico  Hulkenberg from Force India. Raikkonen's teammate, Romain
 Grosjean, and Williams' Bruno Senna completed the top-10.
 
 10/28 08:49:50 ET

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