Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel FL GER Red Bull 57 3
2 Alonso ESP Ferrari 57 3
3 Webber AUS Red Bull 57 3
4 Hamilton GBR McLaren 57 3
5 Massa BRA Ferrari 57 3
6 Button GBR McLaren 57 3
7 Rosberg GER Mercedes 57 3
8 Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso 56 2
9 Sutil GER Force India 56 3
10 Heidfeld GER Renault 56 3
11 Perez MEX Sauber 56 1
12 Barrichello BRA Williams 56 3
13 Buemi SUI Toro Rosso 56 3
14 di Resta GBR Force India 56 3
15 Petrov RUS Renault 56 3
16 Kobayashi JPN Sauber 56 2
17 Schumacher GER Mercedes 56 3
18 Maldonado VEN Williams 56 3
19 Kovalainen FIN Team Lotus 55
20 Trulli ITA Team Lotus 55
21 Glock GER Virgin 55 2
22 d'Ambrosio BEL Virgin 55 2
23 Liuzzi ITA HRT 54 3
24 Karthikeyan IND HRT 54

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Vettel climbs out of his car and celebrates. It has become a familiar sight as he raises his finger once again. He looks like he's barely broken sweat today.

Bob asks: "Is the RB7 that good or do we have to start looking at Seb as the next Michael? Webber can't get the same pace and he certainly can't qualify as well. I think the Adrian/Sebastian team is close to the level of Brawn/Schumacher at the same point in careers..."

I think it's a combination that is working supremely right now. The difference between the two Red Bull drivers shows that Vettel has just stepped up a level this year and mastered the Pirelli rubber. Vettel smiles as he lifts his trophy on the podium for the sixth time in 2011, and he is yet to finish outside the top two. Can anyone stop his dominance? There's hope on the horizon as the off-throttle blown diffuser ban kicks in next time out in Silverstone, join us then to find out.

Lap 57

Vettel begins his final lap, the gap is nearly 13s now. He's had everything under control all day.

He cruises round and takes another victory, his sixth in eight races. It was another faultless drive from the championship leader.

Alonso crosses the line in second, while Webber is a further 16 seconds back in third after his late gearbox issue. Hamilton comes home fourth ahead of Massa and Button. Rosberg is in a race of his own in seventh, while Alguersuari holds off Sutil for eighth, a great drive from 18th on the grid. Heidfeld rounds out the top ten.

Vettel celebrates on the radio, after a dominant race weekend where he took pole position, set the fastest lap and won the race. Schumacher ends up in 17th after his front wing problem.

Lap 56

The closest fight is Alguersuari and Sutil for 8th. Sutil is within the DRS zone but he keeps hitting the rev limiter in the first zone.

Lap 55

Webber keeping his pace up, so should be fine if his gearbox holds up. Massa is within five seconds but only three laps remain. Hamilton is told of the gap, and manages to keep it at 4.5s

Lap 54

Webber has a poblem. He's very slow, five seconds off his team-mates pace but has over half a minute back to Hamilton and will have to nurse the car home in third place.

Hamilton may be looking backwards rather than forwards, as he has Massa taking over a second a lap out of him, and the gap is 5 seconds.

Lap 53

Vettel sets another fastest first sector. The gap is over ten seconds. Webber can't make any impression.

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  • Michael Schumacher makes a pit stop, Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay, September 25, 2011 Sebastian Vettel leads in Valencia, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011 Nico Rosberg makes a pit stop, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011 Jenson Button makes a pit stop for new tyres, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011
  • Sebastian Vettel uses the full width of the circuit, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011 Fernando Alonso ahead of the start of the race, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011 Fernando Alonso's race engineer Andrea Stella examines tyres with Ferrari technical director Pat Fry, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011 Sebastien Buemi locks up to avoid Kamui Kobayashi, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011
  • Girls at the Red Bull pool party, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011 Sebastian Vettel celebrates with a bottle of champagne on the podium, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011 Sebastian Vettel inspects the cockpit of Lewis Hamilton's McLaren, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011 Mark Webber during a post-race debrief, European Grand Prix, Valencia, June 26, 2011