The Formula One inaugural Indian Grand Prix took place yesterday with Sebastian Vettel clinching his 11th victory of the season.
It was the first Indian Gran Prix with over 95,000 spectators watching the great race at the Buddh International Circuit situated outside of Delhi.
Vettel took the race with great ease starting off confident and continuing until the end of the race, finishing his last lap as the fastest of the year.
Jenson Button also had a competitive race finishing in 2nd position only eight seconds behind Vettel,
The German driver was too good to beat with Fernando Alonso finishing in 3rd place.
Vettel spoke of his win saying: “It was very good race for us and I enjoyed it.
“I had a bit of a fight with Jenson in the distance who was always around 4 seconds away, but strangely he kept closing in around the pit stops.
“I was pushing very hard into the box, but we seemed to lose a little bit there, which we need to understand.
“On the circuit it was crucial to manage the tyres and make sure we had enough left at the end, but it was a very smooth race.
“It's been a great race, a great event and the circuit is fantastic, so thanks a lot to all the people in India."
The ongoing feud between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa continued yesterday with them both being involved in yet another collision during the race, this time it not being Hamilton’s fault.
Hamilton’s McLaren came alongside Massa’s Ferrari during lap 24, it was looking like the British driver was ready to do one of his famous take over’s but Massa turned in as if Hamilton wasn’t there, ruining the race for both drivers with Hamilton finishing seventh position.
Rowan Atkinson who is a self confessed car fanatic was a spectator at the race and was clearly frustrated with Hamilton collision watching from the McLaren garage.
Atkinson also gave everyone a blast from the past with his facial expressions mirroring what his famous Mr Bean character used to do.
With a tragic couple of months in motorsport with the death of Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli a minutes silent took place at the beginning of the race.
Vettel also spoke of his sadness after the race, he said: "I've a little bit of mixed emotions.
"I'm very proud to be the first winner of the Indian Grand Prix, but then on the other hand we recently lost two of our mates.
"I didn't know Dan Wheldon, but he was big in motorsport, and then this year I got to know Marco Simoncelli, so our thoughts are with them at the moment."
The Gran Prix was a successful and memorable race for everyone involved; it gives a promising future to the Indian Grand Prix.
© Copyright Autonet Insurance
By Amanda Bainbridge