Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Korea International Circuit, 2013

2013 Korean Grand Prix result

2013 Korean Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Korea International Circuit, 2013

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 55
2 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 55 4.224 4.224
3 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 55 4.927 0.703
4 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 55 24.114 19.187
5 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 55 25.255 1.141
6 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 55 26.189 0.934
7 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 55 26.698 0.509
8 5 Jenson Button McLaren 55 32.262 5.564
9 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 55 34.390 2.128
10 6 Sergio Perez McLaren 55 35.155 0.765
11 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 55 35.990 0.835
12 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 55 47.049 11.059
13 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 55 50.013 2.964
14 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 63.578 13.565
15 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 64.501 0.923
16 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 67.970 3.469
17 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 55 72.898 4.928
18 18 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 53 2 laps 2 laps
19 19 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 3 laps 1 lap
20 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 50 5 laps 2 laps
Not classified
2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 36 19 laps 14 laps Accident
14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 24 31 laps 12 laps Accident

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27 comments on “2013 Korean Grand Prix result”

  1. Nico Hulkenberg was absolutely brilliant. That was a masterclass in how to drive a Formula One car defensively – please, someone give him a better race seat. He wholy deserves it – no weight disadvantage can surely outweigh (excuse the pun) that amount of talent.

    1. If he’s deemed too heavy for F1 in 2014 this will have to be go down in history as one of the biggest (If not the biggest) travesty F1 has committed. I’ve not rooted for someone to get a top seat this badly since Kubica.

    1. @eggry Best Korean GP for on-track action … Once again a pitiful organisation, I wonder how they let them organize GP, they should at least force them to hire foreigner marshals.

      Superb defensive drive by Hulk, not a single opportunity to Alonso or Hamilton. Kimi took the opportunity and helped by SC. Grosjean probably deserves this 2nd place, but anyway very clean drive from him after a nice quali.

  2. What happened to Alonso though? That was a very average drive.

    Webber was also great up until the tyre failure caused him to have to pit, only then to be wiped out by a very stupid move from Sutil.

    Vettel though has firmly put his stamp on his fourth world title. He hasn’t had a bad race this year – gained all the points he could get when the car was arguably lacking against the Ferrari over a race stint in the first five races and has been utterly dominant since the race performance was turned around in Canada. He’s thoroughly earned every point he has.

      1. Why is it harsh? He didn’t have a great start, losing a place. He then didn’t make any great advances on those ahead of him, just maintaining position and keeping an average pace. He was often running quite wide through corners, too – the front just not biting.

        It wasn’t a good race for him.

        1. Yes it was nt a good race for him though that was more down to the general lack of pace of Ferrari this weekend than Alonso under performing as @vettel1‘s original comment seems to imply…

          Vettel did what he does best and my bet is that he would win the title by Indian GP.. Hulk was very impressive .. I still think RBR or Ferrari should’ve signed him…

          1. @puneethvb perhaps I should make it more obvious that “average” doesn’t mean “bad”, it means not good but not bad, either.

            I don’t think that’s an unfair comment to be making, given his usual standards in races giving himself a difficult benchmark.

  3. DOTW ranking for me:
    1) Hülkenberg (Duh who else)
    2) Grosjean
    3) Vettel

    I was really rooting for Grosjean to get past Raikkonen but alas that was not meant to be. It annoys me really, the main reason Raikkonen even got up there in the first place was due to the safety car. At least the team are now fully backing Grosjean since Raikkonen is leaving, I’m glad they have shifted their focus to him.

    1. I don’t think the F1 fans in Korea are that passionate so that might be why. There certainly weren’t many flags in the stands.
      I was cringing when the Jeep came out on track. What on Earth was the driver thinking when he decided to hop on to the fastest part of the track during full green?
      Not sure if any one else noticed but Ricciardo drove a fantastic race considering the rest of the weekend and where his team mate was. I wonder why he and JEV both retired on the second last lap.
      Hulkenberg clearly driver of the day. We all know his pure speed, but the fact he never defended off the racing line again Hamilton in T1 shows the maturity in his race craft. He should have gotten the Red Bull seat.

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