Vettel cruises to win Turkish Grand Prix

Updated: 08 May 2011 19:43 IST

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel cruised to victory in the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, clinching his third win of the season ahead of teammate Mark Webber to extend his overall lead in the standings.

Vettel cruises to win Turkish Grand Prix

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Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel cruised to victory in the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, clinching his third win of the season ahead of teammate Mark Webber to extend his lead in the standings.

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The Formula One champion was never in trouble at Istanbul Park after starting from the pole for the fourth consecutive race.

"Yes! Yes! That's what I'm talking about!" the 23-year-old Vettel shouted over the race radio, before jumping out of his car to hug Red Bull engineers and mechanics.

Red Bull started 1-2 on the grid and Webber passed Fernando Alonso late in an exciting race that saw a lot of bumping and overtaking early on, and featured four tire changes by the top four drivers.

Alonso was third, giving Ferrari its first podium finish this season.

Vettel won the opening two races and finished second behind McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in China last month.

Hamilton never challenged for the lead and finished fourth.

Webber has improved at every race since the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The Australian was fifth in Melbourne, fourth in Malaysia and third in China.

Webber sneaked up on Alonso on lap 51, squeezing past him and then holding the Spaniard off as the two-time former F1 champion tried to pass straight back.

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