Sebastien Vettel won his third Grand Prix of the 2011 season today when he captured the Turkish Grand prix with Red Bull-Reault teammate Mark Webber second and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third.
Lewis Hamilton finished fourth for McLaren-Mercedes with Nico Rosberg in fifth for Mercedes.
Jenson Button was sixth (McLaren), Nick Heidfeld seventh (Renault), Vitaly Petrov eighth (Renault), Sebastien Buemi ninth for Toro Ross-Renault and Kamui Kobayashi tenth (Sauber-Ferrari).
All of the front-runners made four pit stops during an exciting race that featured plenty of passing and multiple pit stops in which Hamilton and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa had their races compromised by pit-stop incidents.
Button’s sixth-place was attained on only three pit stops.
Vettel, whose only loss this season was to Hamilton in China three weeks ago, has a commanding lead in the world championship with 93 points. Hamilton is second with 59 points while Webber sits in third with 55.
The next race is in Spain in two weeks, with Monaco following a week later. The Canadian Grand Prix will then be next, the weekend of June 10-12.
In NASCAR action, meanwhile, Regan Smith won his first Sprint Cup race last night in Darlington’s Southern 500. Carl Edwards was second and Brad Keselowski finished third.