Championship leader Sebastian Vettel extended his lead from 21 to 34 points following yesterday’s 2011 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, leading the race from start to finish and securing his position as the current top driver.

This represents the German youngster’s third victory from four starts this year, all of which were from the pole position.

Finishing in second at yesterday’s race was Red Bull Racing teammate Mark Webber, a full 8.8 seconds behind, followed by Fernando Alonso in third who secured Ferrari's first podium finish for the 2011 season.

Vettel’s closest threat, McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, made a strong start but eventually fell back after running wide on one of the corners and subsequently ended the race in fourth position. Rounding out the top five of the otherwise uneventful race was Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg. 

In the points standing, Vettel leads the Drivers’ Championship with 93 points, followed by Hamilton on 34 points and Mark Webber on 55 points. As for the Constructors’ Championship, topping the field is of course Red Bull Racing on 148 points, followed by McLaren on 105 points and Ferrari on 65 points.

Next stop on the F1 circuit is the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix in Catalonia, Spain.