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Sebastian Vettel overtook Mark Webber to take a comfortable victory at Korea, his 4th of the season and 3rd in a row. Felipe Massa also drove well and was chasing Alonso for a spot on the podium before his team instructed him to slow down. There were a number of driver who impressed us, but who was YOUR driver of the day?
Vettel topped FP2 and FP3 but couldn't lock pole position in qualifying because of traffic. He started the race from 2nd and used the inside line to overtake Webber to take lead. Thereafter he increased the gap to his teammate and rest of the field to take his 4th win of the season and 3rd in a row. However this win wasn't as easy as in Japan a week back, as he had to take extra care of his front tyre at the end of the race. This win moves him ahead of Alonso in drivers championship and at level with Jim Clark and Niki Lauda in all time list of race winners.
Mark Webber ended a poor stint of results with an emphatic 2nd place finish at Korea(he scored only 18 points in last 6 races). He looked strong throughout practice sessions and took pole position as Vettel could only qualify in 2nd place due to traffic. He lost the lead to Vettel who had the inside line on turn 1. It has been argued that P1 should be on the other side as drivers on racing line(including Webber) are on a disadvantage at first two turns. Though he couldn't challenge Vettel, he still finished stronly in 2nd place, 5 seconds ahead of Alonso.
Looked strong in all practice sessions and qualified in 4th place, his best grid spot since Germany. Overtook Hamilton at turn 1 who got struck behind Webber. He was slower than Massa in the second half of the race however, his team asked the latter to slow down and Alonso finished in a strong 3rd place. He lost his lead to Vettel but the gap between them is only 6 points as 2012 has pretty much turned into a two horse.
After scoring his first podium in 2 years a week ago at Japan, Felipe Massa looked strong again at Korea as he performed well in all practice sessions. He qualified in 6th place, only three tenths off his teammate's lap in what was his best qualiying result since the Italian Grand Prix. On Sunday, Massa overtook Kimi ot the start and Hamilton just before his first stop. He was then chasing his Fernando Alonso before his team asked him to do slow down. Without the team orders, he could have easily overtaken Alonso and maybe even Webber.
Hulkenberg made most of Force India's impressive form since end of summer break to qualify in 8th place for the Korean Grand Prix. He overtook Grosjean at the start and spent much of the race battling it out with the French. He lost the place to Grosjean during second round of pit stops but then put on a spectacular move to overtake both Grosjean and struggling Hamilton to finish in 6th place, his best result of the season. The result also moves him ahead of his teammate Paul di Resta in the drivers standings and is now rumoured to move to Sauber in 2013.