Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso won Formula One’s inaugural Korean Grand Prix on Sunday after the race had been temporarily suspended due to heavy rain with only four laps completed.
First-time customers will receive free bets from online bookmakers when signing up during the Formula One season with the latest grand prix having raced the newly constructed circuit at Yeongam in Korea.
Alonso started from third on the grid and his victory in the rain-delayed race took him into the pole position in the thrilling race for the Drivers Championship.
Lewis Hamilton drove his McLaren into second place to deny Ferrari a one-two finish when he kept Felipe Massa back in third place.
Michael Schumacher equalled the performance of his comeback season when steering his Mercedes into fourth place.
It was a disastrous day for Red Bull with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber failing to finish the race after qualifying first and second on the grid.
Webber went out first, losing the lead in the Drivers Championship when he crashed out on the 19th lap and Vettel was leading on lap 46 when his engine blew up forcing his retirement.
Sunday’s result has further opened up a close contest for the Drivers Championship with two races left to go.
Alonso is the new leader with an eleven point advantage over Webber, while Lewis Hamilton still has an outside chance having moved up to third place with 50 points still to race for.
Bookmakers have now installed Alonso as favourite for the Drivers Championship with 888 Sport offering odds of 8/11, however Mark Webber should not be ruled out in the Red Bull car and Totesport bet 9/4 for the Aussie to be crowned champion at the end of the season.
FORMULA 1 DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:
1 Fernando Alonso Spa Ferrari 231pts
2 Mark Webber Aus Red Bull-Renault 220pts
3 Lewis Hamilton GB McLaren-Mercedes 210pts
4 Sebastian Vettel Ger Red Bull-Renault 206pts
5 Jenson Button GB McLaren-Mercedes 189pts
6 Felipe Massa Brz Ferrari 143pts
KOREAN GRAND PRIX RESULT:
Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2:48:20.810 25pts
Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes +00:14.999 18pts
Felipe Massa Ferrari +00:30.868 15pts
Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP +00:39.688 12pts
Robert Kubica Renault +00:47.734 10pts
Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes +00:53.571 8pts
Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth +01:09.257 6pts
Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari +01:17.889 4pts
Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari +01:20.107 2pts
Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth +01:20.851 1pt
Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari +01:24.146
Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes +01:29.939
Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth +01:29.939
Bruno Senna Hispania-Cosworth +01:29.939
Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes +01:29.939
Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault +01:29.939
Vitaly Petrov Renault +01:29.939
Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth +01:29.939
Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari +01:29.939
Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth +01:29.939
Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth +01:29.939
Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP +01:29.939
Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault +01:29.939