Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel FL GER Red Bull 44 2
2 Alonso ESP Ferrari 44 2
3 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 44 2
4 Rosberg GER Mercedes 44 2
5 Webber AUS Red Bull 44 2
6 Button GBR McLaren 44 2
7 Massa BRA Ferrari 44 2
8 Grosjean FRA Lotus 44 1
9 Sutil GER Force India 44 2
10 Ricciardo AUS Toro Rosso 44 2
11 Perez MEX McLaren 44 2
12 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 44 2
13 Hülkenberg GER Sauber 44 2
14 Gutiérrez MEX Sauber 44 3
15 Bottas FIN Williams 44 2
16 van der Garde NED Caterham 43 2
17 Maldonado VEN Williams 43 3
18 Bianchi FRA Marussia 43 2
19 Chilton GBR Marussia 42 3
Retirement
collision di Resta GBR Force India 26 2
brakes Räikkönen FIN Lotus 25 2
oil leak Pic FRA Caterham 8 1

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It was indeed protesters that were trying to get on the podium causing the crowd reactions. The crowd was very appreciative of all the drivers. After all that it's time to say goodbye. Thank you very much for joining us today and for all the questions and comments. Join us again for the Italian Grand Prix in two weeks' time and stick with ESPNF1.com for all the reaction from today's race. Bye for now.

Hamilton: "It was a tough race, these guys had a little bit more pace than us today ... definitely when we get to Singapore I think we have a much better chance there."

I missed Alonso's first answer as Vettel and Hamilton teamed up to drench Coulthard in champagne!

Alonso: "Monza is an important weekend for us, for the team. We arrive fully motivated and we would like to give some smiles to the Tifosi"

Something is going on above the podium, I wonder if Greenpeace are back. The crowd keeps booing and then cheering and when Vettel mentions it Coulthard says "We're not going to say why right now!"

Vettel: "Once I was past [Hamilton] we had incredible pace"

Michael Manning picks up the constructors' trophy for Red Bull after what is Vettel's 31st grand prix victory. Here comes David Coulthard to ask the questions...

Vettel takes to the podium and the German national anthem rings out once again. He's even singing it this time. I'll stick with you to bring you the quotes after all the champagne is sprayed.

The crowds flood on to the track ahead of the podium ceremony. Vettel celebrates as he walks in to the drivers room and looks at the timing screen. Hamilton says to him "too fast" and then Vettel gestures showing himself flying past Hamilton on lap one. Hamilton and Vettel seem very chatty and I was right! Hamilton says he let Alonso past at Turn 1 to try and get back using DRS as he would have lost out anyway, but then Alonso was too quick for him!

Vettel stands on his car and punches the air. He's delighted to quickly put down any hopes Hamilton and Mercedes had to really ignite this title battle. Hamilton was 27.7s behind Vettel at the flag.

Lap 44

Vettel starts his penultimate lap. Webber has dropped over two seconds behind Rosberg so that should remain as it is. Vettel is told to "bring it home, stay away from the kerbs".

Vettel comes through and takes the chequered flag to win by almost 17 seconds from Alonso. Too easy. Hamilton comes home third ahead of Rosberg and Webber.

Button in sixth is 7 seconds behind Webber at the flag. Then it's Massa, Grosjean, Sutil and Ricciardo.

Lap 43

Vettel is pulling away at a second a lap at this late stage as he starts the penultimate lap. It's been a walk in the park for him today once he got clear of the Mercedes and has never looked under threat since.

Lap 42

Vettel is told to stay "within the car and within yourself" after setting his fastest lap. Vettel's lead is now 16.1s while Alonso has 11.3s over Hamilton. Rosberg is 2.5s further back and then it's 1.6s back to Webber

Lap 41

A new fastest lap for Vettel - he loves those stats doesn't he? It also shows how much pace he has in hand.

Perez trying to hang on to the final point but Ricciardo is right behind him and should get the move done easily. He does indeed - DRS up to Les Combes and Ricciardo is in position for the final point.

Lap 40

Maldonado takes his penalty while Gutierrez is hit with a drive through for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.

Vettel leads by 13s. What did I say about nothing changing here? Grosjean with a very slow first sector on his one-stop strategy and that allows Massa to pass in to Les Combes for seventh.

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