Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel FL GER Red Bull 60
2 Button GBR McLaren 60
3 Alonso ESP Ferrari 60
4 Webber AUS Red Bull 60
5 Schumacher GER Mercedes 60
6 Rosberg GER Mercedes 60
7 Hamilton GBR McLaren 60
8 Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso 59
9 Sutil GER Force India 59
10 Perez MEX Sauber 59
11 Petrov RUS Renault 59
12 Senna BRA Renault 59
13 di Resta GBR Force India 59
14 Kovalainen FIN Team Lotus 58
15 Barrichello BRA Williams 58
16 d'Ambrosio BEL Virgin 57
17 Karthikeyan IND HRT 57
18 Ricciardo AUS HRT 57
19 Trulli ITA Team Lotus 55
Retirement
suspension Massa BRA Ferrari 35
engine Buemi SUI Toro Rosso 27
gearbox Maldonado VEN Williams 13
contact Glock GER Virgin 3
accident Kobayashi JPN Sauber 1

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Button and Vettel discussing whether it's appropriate to spray champagne on the podium, before Vettel leads the top three out in front of a noisy crowd

The German national anthem rings out for the 11th time this season. A perfect weekend for Vettel who took pole position, led every lap, set the fastest lap and won the race. With Webber back in fourth you really can't fault Vettel's performance

Srini emails in: "Congratulations to IGP for hosting the inaugural race successfully!" Sentiments echoed by all of Formula One I suspect, maybe with the exception of Felipe Massa!

Vettel raises his trophy above his head, while there's a funny moment as one official almost gives the second place trophy to Alonso instead of Button. The champagne spraying is slightly subdued following the events of the past two weeks.

The top three in the championship come home first, second and third, and they salute the crowd as they leave the podium. Congratulations to Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, but mostly congratulations to India for putting on a successful Indian Grand Prix. Thanks for joining us, we'll be back in two weeks for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but in the meantime stay on ESPNF1.com for all the reaction to the race. Bye for now

Lap 60

As Vettel begins his final lap, Webber has closed to a second behind Alonso. Vettel does the fastest lap, and is told he has it over the radio before being told to "bring it home".

Webber gets to use DRS but can't make a move. He's very close behind though

Vettel crosses the line to win with another fastest lap, by 8.4s from Button in the end. Alonso responds with a good final lap to hold off Webber for third and fourth places

"Fantastic Seb" says Horner on the radio. Before adding "I wish you wouldn't get that fastest lap on the last lap though!"

Schumacher crosses the line in fifth, 1.4s ahead of Rosberg in sixth. Hamilton is seventh and told on the radio "Unlucky mate, pace was good until the crash". Alguersuari comes home eight ahead of Sutil in the Force India and Perez in tenth with the final point.

Karthikeyan with a good result for HRT to beat Ricciardo by over half a minute, and he was just 0.5s behind d'Ambrosio despite a late pit stop. Shame he couldn't beat the Virgin but a good effort in his home grand prix

Also worth a mention is Kovalainen, who beats Barrichello for 14th place by 15s

Vettel climbs on to the front of his Red Bull and salutes the crowd in Parc Ferme, getting a large roar back from the Indian fans. He embraces Adrian Newey and enjoys the congratulations of the grid girls as he heads up to the drivers room. Button congratulates him on the fastest lap

Lap 59

Two laps to go and Vettel is cruising home, with Button doing the same behind him. Webber steals the fastest lap and is 1.5s behind Alonso now...

Lap 58

Senna pits from ninth and rejoins in 12th behind his team-mate

Lap 57

Petrov close behind Perez for 11th, but he has been there for a while. Sutil is just 1.4s ahead of them both, with di Resta 19.3s back

Lap 56

Webber now 2.3s behind Alonso and looks to have no response. Senna showing good pace right now as he tries to pull away from Sutil ahead of his final pit stop

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