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The 2013 Korean Grand Prix (formally the 2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix) was the fourteenth round of the 2013 Formula One Season. It was the fourth Korean Grand Prix, and the fourth at the Korea International Circuit. It took place over the weekend of 4–6 October 2013.

Polesitter Sebastian Vettel won the race, taking the fastest lap. Kimi Räikkönen finished second, with Romain Grosjean third. Nico Hülkenberg had a fantastic race to finish in fourth place.


BackgroundEdit

After three consecutive victories, Sebastian Vettel takes a lead of 60 points over Fernando Alonso to Korea. His team, Red Bull-Renault, have a lead of 103 points over Alonso's team, Ferrari.

As a result of obtaining his third reprimand of the season at the previous race, Mark Webber will be penalized ten places on the grid.

Some changes to the circuit had been implemented since the last race. The pit lane exit was the most noticeable change. Previously, it joined the track at Turn 1, but now rejoins the track at Turn 2 where is it much safer. Other changes included replaced artificial grass and new kerbs to prevent cars from cutting corners.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
2 Australia Mark Webber Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB9 Renault RS27-2013 P
3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
4 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F138 Ferrari 056 P
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-28 Mercedes FO 108Z P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E21 Renault RS27-2013 P
9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W04 Mercedes FO 108Z P
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C32 Ferrari 056 P
14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
15 Germany Adrian Sutil India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 P
18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR8 Ferrari 056 P
20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Malaysia Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 P
22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P
Free Practice 1 only
14 United Kingdom James Calado India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM06 Mercedes FO 108Z P
22 Venezuela Rodolfo González Russia Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 P

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault1:39.66721:38.78121:37.8811
2 Australia Mark Webber1:39.81631:38.84441:38.0182
3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari1:40.37461:39.4447 1:38.4865
4 Brazil Felipe Massa1:40.880101:39.11451:38.8167
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes1:40.21551:39.77491:39.11410
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez1:40.86091:40.152121:39.27414
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Lotus-Renault1:40.67781:39.75781:38.8578
8 France Romain Grosjean1:40.39671:39.22661:38.7016
9 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes1:40.11741:38.79731:38.3183
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton1:39.63011:38.67311:38.3324
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari1:40.899111:40.210141:38.9619
12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez1:41.626141:40.186131:39.12811
14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India-Mercedes DNP 1:40.007111:39.37116
United Kingdom James Calado1:43.00818 DNP DNP
15 Germany Adrian Sutil1:41.432121:40.006101:39.20413
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Williams-Renault1:41.482131:41.117171:39.19612
17 Finland Valtteri Bottas1:42.002161:41.289181:40.12818
18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari1:41.924151:40.446151:39.66517
19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo1:42.043171:40.552161:39.32715
20 France Charles Pic Malaysia Caterham-Renault1:43.660191:42.798201:41.36019
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde1:43.883201:42.461191:41.61420
22 France Jules Bianchi Russia Marussia-Cosworth DNP 1:43.108211:41.64621
Venezuela Rodolfo González1:46.81022 DNP DNP
23 United Kingdom Max Chilton1:44.100211:43.441221:42.26722

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Romain Grosjean
Nico Rosberg ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Nico Hülkenberg
Esteban Gutiérrez ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Kimi Räikkönen
Sergio Pérez ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Jenson Button
Daniel Ricciardo ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Mark Webber*
Adrian Sutil ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Paul di Resta
Jean-Éric Vergne ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Valtteri Bottas
Pastor Maldonado ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Charles Pic
Giedo van der Garde ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Max Chilton
Jules Bianchi ______________

Notes:

  • * Mark Webber was given a ten-place grid penalty after incurring his third reprimand of the season at the previous race for walking on track without permission from marshals.
  • Jules Bianchi was given a three-place grid penalty after impeding Paul di Resta during qualifying.

RaceEdit

Although Sebastian Vettel led every lap on his way to victory, it was not as dominant as previous races. The drivers got off cleanly up until turn 4, when Felipe Massa spun under braking, almost taking out teammate Alonso in the process. This caused many drivers to take avoiding action, including Esteban Gutiérrez, who dropped from 6th to 14th.

Graining on the right-front tyre was an issue for most drivers, which led to many complaints from drivers and messages of caution from their engineers. Hülkenberg was able to fend of Alonso for 5th place, with the Ferrari driver constantly under pressure from future teammate Kimi Räikkönen.

Paul di Resta was the first retirement of the race on lap 26, with the Force India driver hit the kerb at turn 12 before spinning around and tapping the barrier. Two laps later Rosberg attempted a simple DRS overtake on teammate Lewis Hamilton, but his nose cone dropped off unusually during the pass, causing sparks to fly from the front of the car. This meant Mercedes had to pit the German over Hamilton, who was struggling with grip.

Sergio Pérez caused the first of two safety cars in quick succession, with the Mexican's front-right tyre delaminating on the main straight following a heavy lock-up into turn 1. This caused Mark Webber to take avoiding action but still managed to pick up a puncture, frustrating the driver since he had just exited the pits.

Vettel made another rapid restart ahead of Romain Grosjean. Hülkenberg was able to pass Hamilton on the main straight on lap 37 to take the Sauber driver into p4. Just behind, Adrian Sutil spun under braking, similar to Massa earlier in the race and t-boned Mark Webber. This subsequently set Mark Webber's car alight, for the second consecutive race, with the Aussie fortunately okay. As the safety car had not yet been deployed, Kimi Räikkönen was able to pass his teammate on the pit straight, following an error by Grosjean exiting the final few corners. Grosjean may have been able to attack Kimi on the DRS straight, but was denied by the presence of the fire Jeep on the straight, before the safety car had been deployed.

Räikkönen was able to make a better restart than Grosjean did several laps before, but could not attack Vettel. The remaining fifteen laps saw tight battle for fourth and tenth position, in particular skirmishes between Hülkenberg and Hamilton, and Hamilton and Alonso. There was a five-car battle for the final points position, with Gutiérrez passing Pastor Maldonado for tenth, only to be repassed immediately. Massa was tapped by Pérez into turn 11, but this surprisingly helped the Brazilian and he overtook both Gutiérrez and Maldonado after turn 12. Gutiérrez made a surprise overtake in turn 12, but was offline so defenceless to Massa. Maldonado was also seriously offline, so passed by both Mexicans, and teammate Valtteri Bottas. The Venezuelan lost four positions in one corner.

The only time Hamilton could make it past the Hülkenberg was on lap 48, but was immediately repassed with assistance from DRS. Nico's amazing first sector speed and traction out of turns 1 and 2 enabled him to hold the Mercedes back. Button and Rosberg were close behind the trio, but after Rosberg passed Button for seventh, both drivers back off for the rest of the race.

Vettel finished the race, only four seconds ahead of the Lotuses, with Romain told on the radio to smile on the podium despite his frustration at losing to Räikkönen. Hülkenberg held off Hamilton and Alonso to record his best position of the year, with Pérez rounding out the points after Daniel Ricciardo's retirement on lap 52.

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 55 1:43:13.701 1 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 55 +4.224 9 18
3 8 France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 55 +4.927 3 15
4 11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 55 +24.114 7 12
5 10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 55 +25.255 2 10
6 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 55 +26.189 5 8
7 9 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 55 +26.698 4 6
8 5 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 +32.262 11 4
9 4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 55 +34.390 6 2
10 6 Mexico Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 55 +35.155 10 1
11 12 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 55 +35.990 8
12 17 Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 55 +47.049 17
13 16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 55 +50.013 18
14 20 France Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 55 +1:03.578 19
15 21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 55 +1:04.501 20
16 22 France Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1:07.970 22
17 23 United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 55 +1:12.898 21
18 18 France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 53 Brakes 16
19 19 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 Brakes 12
20 15 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 50 Collision damage 14
Ret 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 36 Collision 13
Ret 14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 24 Accident 15
Notes

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 272
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 195
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 167
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 161
5 Australia Mark Webber 130
6 Germany Nico Rosberg 122
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 89
8 France Romain Grosjean 72
9 United Kingdom Jenson Button 58
10 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 36
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 31
12 Germany Adrian Sutil 26
13 Mexico Sergio Pérez 23
14 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 18
15 France Jean-Éric Vergne 13
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 1
17 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 0
18 Finland Valtteri Bottas 0
19 France Jules Bianchi 0
20 France Charles Pic 0
21 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 0
22 United Kingdom Max Chilton 0
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 402
2 Italy Ferrari 284
3 Germany Mercedes 283
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 239
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 81
6 India Force India-Mercedes 62
7 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 31
8 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 31
9 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 1
10 Russia Marussia-Cosworth 0
11 Malaysia Caterham-Renault 0

NotesEdit

V T E 2013 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Ricciardo • 19 Vergne • 20 Pic • 21 van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kvyat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Canamasas • Razia • González • Ellinas
Cars RB9 • F138 • MP4-28 • E21 • F1 W04 • C32 • VJM06 • FW35 • STR8 • CT03 • MR02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • South Korea • Japan • India • Abu Dhabi • United States • Brazil
Tests Jerez • Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2 • Young Driver Test
See also 2012 Formula One Season • 2014 Formula One Season • Category
South Korea Korean Grand Prix
Circuits Korea International Circuit (2010–present)
Korea International Circuit v3
Races 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013
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