2013 Korean Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 14 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One season
Korean International Circuit
Korean International Circuit
Date 6 October 2013
Official name 2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix[1]
Location Korea International Circuit
Yeongnam, South Korea
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.621 km (3.493 mi)
Distance 55 laps, 309.155 km (192.100 mi)
Weather Cloudy with maximum temperatures reaching 29 degrees during the day
Pole position
Driver Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:37.202
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:41.380 on lap 53
Podium
First Red Bull-Renault
Second Lotus-Renault
Third Lotus-Renault

The 2013 Korean Grand Prix (formally known as the 2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix)[1] was a Formula One motor race that was held on 6 October 2013 at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongnam, South Korea.[2] The race was the fourteenth round of the 2013 season, and marked the fourth running of the Korean Grand Prix.

The race which was contested over 55 laps was won by Sebastian Vettel, driving for Red Bull Racing. He dominantly won the race to claim his fourth consecutive victory of the year.[3]

The result meant that Vettel extended his lead to 77 points over Alonso and could seal his fourth consecutive championship in the next race in Japan if results went his way. Räikkönen leapfrogged Hamilton to go third, 28 points behind Alonso while Hamilton's result meant he was six points behind Räikkönen's score. Behind them, Mark Webber, who retired after a fire due to a collision with Adrian Sutil, kept fifth while Rosberg also stayed in sixth.[4]

Despite major circuit renovations including a complete modification to the exit of the pit lane, this was the last Korean Grand Prix in Formula One to date. Poor spectator attendance, uneventful races and high non-profitable costs to the Korean government meant the race was taken off the calendar. [5]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:38.683 1:37.569 1:37.202 1
2 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.574 1:37.824 1:37.420 2
3 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:39.138 1:37.840 1:37.464 131
4 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:39.065 1:38.076 1:37.531 3
5 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:38.418 1:38.031 1:37.679 4
6 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:38.520 1:37.978 1:38.038 5
7 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:38.884 1:38.295 1:38.223 6
8 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.427 1:37.913 1:38.237 7
9 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.725 1:38.327 1:38.405 8
10 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:38.341 1:38.181 1:38.822 9
11 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.049 1:38.362 10
12 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.882 1:38.365 11
13 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.525 1:38.417 12
14 15 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:38.988 1:38.431 14
15 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:39.185 1:38.718 15
16 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:39.075 1:38.781 16
17 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:39.470 17
18 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:39.987 18
19 20 France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:40.864 19
20 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:40.871 20
21 22 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:41.169 222
22 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:41.322 21
107% time:1:45.224
Source:[6]

Notes:
^1Mark Webber received a ten-place grid penalty after receiving his 3rd reprimand of the season, for hitching a ride back to the pits on Fernando Alonso's Ferrari at the previous race. ^2Jules Bianchi received a three-place grid penalty and a reprimand after impeding Paul di Resta while on an out-lap.[7]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 55 1:43:13.701 1 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 55 +4.224 9 18
3 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 55 +4.927 3 15
4 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 55 +24.114 7 12
5 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 55 +25.255 2 10
6 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 55 +26.189 5 8
7 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 55 +26.698 4 6
8 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 +32.262 11 4
9 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 55 +34.390 6 2
10 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 55 +35.155 10 1
11 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 55 +35.990 8
12 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 55 +47.049 17
13 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 55 +50.013 18
14 20 France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 +1:03.578 19
15 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 +1:04.501 20
16 22 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1:07.970 22
17 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1:12.898 21
18 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 53 Brakes3 16
19 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 Brakes3 12
20 15 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 50 Collision damage3 14
Ret 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 36 Collision 13
Ret 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 24 Accident 15
Source:[8][9]
Notes

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • Bold text shows Drivers or Teams still with a mathematical chance of winning the championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Administration. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "FIA Formula One calendar". FIA.com. Fedération Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Korean Grand Prix: As it happened". BBC Sport. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Webber accuses Pirelli of not caring about drivers after suffering puncture in Korea before car explodes into flames (...but team-mate Vettel avoids carnage to cruise to victory)". Daily Mail. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "FIA confirms that Korean GP dropped from 2015 F1 calendar". Autosport. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013 Korean Grand Prix qualifying results". Formula One Administration. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bianchi gets three-place grid penalty". f1fanatic.co.uk. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 Korean Grand Prix Results". BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "2013 Korean Grand Prix Results". Formula One Administration. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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