Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix on Sunday and stretched his Formula One championship lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who was a battling second, to 13 points with three races remaining.
The victory from pole position was the world champion's fourth in a row - the first time he has done that in a single season - and maintained his dominance in India after winning last year's inaugural race at the hazy Buddh International Circuit from pole.
The 25-year-old German now has 240 points to 227 for Alonso, who started in fifth place, and his surge towards a third title in a row is beginning to look unstoppable despite the Spaniard's best efforts.
His fifth win of the season was the 26th of his career.
In Image: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany stands on the podium as he listens to his national anthem following his win in the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Second placed Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, left, of Spain and third placed Red Bull driver Mark Webber, right, of Australia stand beside him.