Daniel Ricciardo was holding eighth place in front of his team mate when a braking problem sent him off the track and ultimately cost him the position.
Fernando Alonso tried to put pressure on Red Bull in the final stint by taking it easy to begin with, then pumping in a sequence of quick laps, but to no avail.
McLaren may not be screwing their cars together very well at the moment but when it comes to pit stops there’s none faster.
Pictures from the Korean Grand Prix, won by Sebastian Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton conceded his hopes of winning the championship this year are virtually over after finishing tenth in the Korean Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel took over the lead of the drivers’ championship with an emphatic win in the Korean Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel takes the lead in the drivers’ championship as Ferrari overtake McLaren in the constructors’.
Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two in the Korean Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso third.
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