Abu Dhabi Grand Prix thriller: Raikkonen wins, Vettel clings onto title lead
As Vettel struggled to hang on on soft tyres his team chose to call him in on lap 38 for a pit stop that saw him rejoin fourth ahead of a multi-car battle for fifth that exploded into another multiple collision on lap 39.
After a chain of minor incidents, Sergio Perez crashed his Sauber into Grosjean's Lotus and, as they spun across the track, Webber was trapped in the carnage.
He hit the Frenchman's Lotus and was forced out with Grosjean. Perez was given a 10-seconds stop-and-go penalty for his rash racing.
All of this required another safety car intervention with Raikkonen in front ahead of Alonso, Jenson Button and Vettel as the teams recalculated strategy, possible tactics and prospects.
After four laps, they resumed with Raikkonen re-seizing control to lead by two seconds and Vettel challenging Button for third with 10 laps to go before passing him on lap 53.
Alonso, in a final push, closed to within striking distance of Raikkonen, but the Lotus man clung on in the final two laps.
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