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Alonso wins Korean GP

 

Fernando Alonso took the Formula One Championship lead after winning a rain-soaked Korean Grand Prix on Sunday

The race got off to a chaotic start with a 48-minute safety car period thanks to heavy downpours.

Ferrari's Alonso managed to hold it together while many others struggled, to take his fifth win of 2010 and an 11-point lead over Red Bull's Mark Webber.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton finished second, 14.9 seconds behind, and moved up to third overall with 210 points, 21 behind Alonso.

Brazilian Felipe Massa was third for Ferrari.

Webber, who had started in second place behind team mate Sebastian Vettel, crashed out on the slippery track early on, but he wasn;t the only one - only 15 of the 24 cars managed to finish.

Vettel suffered a blown engine on lap 46.

Vettel fell to fourth on 206 with McLaren's reigning champion Jenson Button finishing out of the points and effectively relinquishing his title, sitting 42 points off the lead.

 


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