Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel dedicated his win in Sunday's inaugural Indian Grand Prix to Dan Wheldon, who was killed in an IndyCar crash on October 16, and Marco Simoncelli, a MotoGP racer who was killed in a crash on October 23 in China.
"But I have mixed emotions, on the one hand I am very proud to be the first winner here, and on the other hand looking back at the last two weeks we've lost two of our mates.
"I didn't know Dan Wheldon, obviously a big name in motorsport. I got to know Marco Simoncelli. Our thoughts are with them.
"You always pray nothing happens, sometimes we get reminded."
Vettel started from the pole and got away on the first lap and never was challenged. It was another dominating win for the man who has won 11 of the season's 17 races. With the win on Sunday, Vettel also broke Nigel Mansell's record for laps led in a single season.
The Indian Grand Prix also featured another chapter in the saga of Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa after the two made contact, with Massa receiving a drive-through penalty.
With the drivers' title wrapped up, the series heads to Abu Dhabi and Brazil to finish the season and in 2012 will head to Austin, Texas. Plus, it was announced Wednesday that the series would also be heading to New Jersey in 2013.
- Sebastian Vettel
- Dan Wheldon
- Marco Simoncelli
- Indian Grand Prix