Red Bull have defended their Formula 1 Constructors Cup after two of their drivers finished on the podium of the Korean Grand, with Sebastian Vettel winning and Mark Webber finishing third.
Vettel, who started from second, overtook pole-holder Lewis Hamilton of McLaren in the third corner and quickly escaped the peloton, creating a gap of around 10 seconds.
And Hamilton had to give up all attempts to catch up with the 2011 champion as he was under constant pressure from Webber, who kept trying to pass the Brit right up to the checkered flag.
Lotus Renault man Vitaly Petrov did not reach the finish at the Korean International Circuit, leaving the race after a collision on the 17th lap which saw the safety car appearing on the track.
The Russian was trying to overtake Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the Top 10, but was too late on the brakes in the corner crashing into the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher.
A great display in Korea allowed Red Bull to snatch their second straight title in the Constructors Championship.
“It is not about me, or Adrian [Newey], but about the team and everything coming together perfectly,” Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team principal, told F1’s official website. “I am talking about the whole team because that is the most significant thing we have achieved since Red Bull purchased Jaguar. The objectives have been to create a team environment and I am very proud to lead this team.”
The Austrian team with 558 points are now unreachable for their rivals, with three races remaining till the end of the season.
Their No.1 driver, Sebastian Vettel, claimed the Drivers’ title a week ago in Japan.