ISTANBUL - Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel cruised to victory in the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday, clinching his third win of the season ahead of teammate Mark Webber to extend his overall lead in the standings.
The Formula One champion was never in trouble at Istanbul Park after starting from the pole position for the fourth consecutive race.
Red Bull started 1-2 on the grid and Webber passed Spaniard Fernando Alonso late in an exciting race that saw a lot of bumping and overtaking early on, and where the top four drivers all made four tire changes.
Alonso was third, giving Ferrari its first podium finish this season. Vettel won the opening two races and finished second behind McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in China last month.
Hamilton never challenged for the lead and finished fourth.