Red Bull’s 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. Vettel Dominates In Turkey | Sky Sports.
The Turkish GP at Istanbul looked like a go-kart race run by cars worth millions of dollars, as the formerly staid Formula One became a riveting affair of jockeying for position from beginning to end. Still, the man who started on pole position, the reigning world champion, Sebastian Vettel, again controlled the race throughout, to win his third race in four this season and strengthen his lead in the championship.
The defending 2010 World Champion champion was never in trouble after starting from the pole for the fourth consecutive race — a streak not seen in F1 since Mike Häkkinen in 1999 — and winning by a comfortable 8.8 seconds. “I think the day you start to think you are unbeatable is the day you get beaten, for sure,” Vettel said after the race. “There is always someone, at some point, who teaches you a lesson, who gives you a hard time and beats you.”
A smile glowed on Christian Horner’s increasingly assured-looking features when the Red Bull team principal was asked whether Vettel had any weakness. “Well, he turned up this weekend with a quite dodgy haircut,” he said. And that’s all he could come up with as he relaxed in his motorhome after the race.