Sebastian Vettel overjoyed with German Grand Prix victory

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates on the podium after he won the German Formula One Grand Prix on July 7, 2013
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Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel expresses his delight at winning the German Grand Prix for the first time in his career.

Sebastian Vettel has expressed his delight at winning the German Grand Prix for the first time in his career.

The Red Bull driver started in second place on the grid but gained ground early before finishing ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in his home race.

"It's unbelievable," BBC Sport quotes Vettel as saying. "I am very, very happy. Kimi was pushing very close in the end but I was pushing in every lap except from the ones with the safety car.

"I enjoyed today and I could feel Kimi coming and it was quite close with Romain too but we recovered and I am very happy the race ended after 60 laps and not 61 or 62 laps."

The win has seen Vettel extend his lead over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso at the top of the standings to 34 points.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates gaining pole position at the German GP on July 6, 2013
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TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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