German Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel wins home race, Kimi Raikkonen second

Vettel's win was his fourth this year and the 30th of his career and it lifted him 36 points clear of nearest rival, Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, in the drivers championship.

updated: July 07, 2013 20:08 IST
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Nurburgring, Germany: Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in this year's drivers championship when he finally won on home soil on Sunday.

But the defending triple world champion had to survive several spells of intense pressure to steer his Red Bull to victory in the German Grand Prix.

The 26-year-old German, who also had never won a race in the month of July, came home narrowly ahead of fast-closing Finn Kimi Raikkonen and his Lotus team-mate Romain Grosjean of France.

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