Sebastian Vettel wins wet 2009 Chinese Grand Prix
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel won the rainy 2009 Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China. His teammate Mark Webber came second with a substantial gap of more than 10 seconds. Vettel's first win for Toro Rosso was the wet race at Monza last year.
The start and the first eight laps behind the safety car forced Fernando Alonso, who qualified second for Renault yesterday, to pit and drop down to the last place. He finished ninth ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.
Button and Barrichello now lead the championship with 21 and 15 points apiece. Vettel and Glock behind them with ten points, others less. Constructor's standings are currently led by the Brawn-Mercedes team with 36 points, Red Bull and Toyota come up at some distance of 16.5 and 17.5 points behind.
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