Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel GER Red Bull 56 3
2 Button GBR McLaren 56 3
3 Heidfeld GER Renault 56 3
4 Webber FL AUS Red Bull 56 4
5 Massa BRA Ferrari 56 3
6 Alonso ESP Ferrari 56 4
7 Kobayashi JPN Sauber 56 2
8 Hamilton GBR McLaren 56 4
9 Schumacher GER Mercedes 56 3
10 di Resta GBR Force India 56 3
11 Sutil GER Force India 56 3
12 Rosberg GER Mercedes 55 3
13 Buemi SUI Toro Rosso 55 3
14 Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso 55 2
15 Kovalainen FIN Team Lotus 55 2
16 Glock GER Virgin 54 2
17 Petrov RUS Renault 52 3
Retirement
ignition Liuzzi ITA HRT 46 4
spun off d'Ambrosio BEL Virgin 42 2
engine Trulli ITA Team Lotus 31 2
fire extinguisher Perez MEX Sauber 23 1
accident Barrichello BRA Williams 22 3
overheating Karthikeyan IND HRT 14
hydraulics Maldonado VEN Williams 8 1

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So, as the champagne is sprayed our text commentary comes to an end. Another win for Vettel and Red Bull, but McLaren are closing. Thanks very much for following, join us for the Chinese Grand Prix next weekend.

Vettel celebrates his second consecutive victory on the podium, though it was a little tougher than his first.

Button says to Vettel about the fast-starting Renaults: "Unbelievable, I don't know where they came from!"

Vettel stands on his car and celebrates his win. His lead in the championship is already 24 points over Jenson Button.

Massa appears to run out of fuel on his way back to the pits, and has to leave his car out on the track.

The gap between Webber and Heidfeld was 1.3 seconds at the end. Kovalainen finishes 15th for Lotus only one lap down, just 0.4 seconds behind Alguersuari.

"In the heat we kept our heads cool. Every week it's a pleasure" says Vettel on the radio.

Lap 56

Massa comes home in fifth and Alonso sixth, with Hamilton seventh and Kobayashi eighth. Schumacher finishes ninth ahead of Paul Di Resta who secures the final point.

Vettel comes across to win, weaving his way over the line. Button comes home just over three seconds back after that showboating, while Heidfeld holds off Webber for third.

Vettel cruising home at the front ahead of Button. The action is all for third place, while Massa has Alonso close behind in fifth.

Lap 55

Liuzzi has also joined the list of retirements.

Heidfeld locks up in to turn nine and runs wide, Webber within half a second behind him.

Webber right up behind Heidfeld but unable to use his DRS.

Lap 54

Petrov is off the track, with replays showing him running wide and then coming back on track at full speed, clipping the kerb and getting airborne, with his steering column breaking as he lands.

Lap 53

Webber is closing on Heidfeld, and his race engineer tells him the the Renault has been on the hard tyre for four laps longer.

Lap 52

Hamilton pits, and drops behind Alonso and Petrov. Rejoining in eighth place.

In fact, Hamilton goes off at turn seven and allows Webber through.

Webber is closing on Hamilton now.

Heidfeld gets past the struggling Hamilton up the inside in to turn one for third place.

5 laps to go, and Button is beind told not to push too hard.

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