The day began with the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race, a 16 lap race, in which Rene Rast won for the second year running in a commanding lights-to-flag victory. Next up was the Renault 3.5 Formula Race,a 25 lap rae, which Australian Daniel Ricardo won for the second year.
Vitaly Petrov hammered the wall and with him thought unconscious in the cockpit, the safety car was dispatched. A red flag following the multiple-car incident on lap 69 stopped the race prematurely. The restart meant the chance to fit new tires for the five-lap sprint to the flag, and no one was going to beat Vettel over that.
|2||5||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||78||+1.1 secs|
|3||4||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes||78||+2.3 secs|