Vettel claims 'unbelievable' win

    Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the German Grand Prix for the first time.

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    • Sebastian Vettel wins German Grand Prix for first time
    • Kimi Raikkonen finishes second ahead of Lotus team-mate Romain Grosjean
    • Red Bull's Vettel now 34 points clear in title race
    Sebastian Vettel thrilled his home fans by winning the German Grand Prix for the very first time in his career.
    The triple world champion finished ahead of Lotus pair Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean to claim his fourth win of the season and 30th overall at the Nurburgring.
    Victory places the Red Bull driver 36 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who finished fourth, ahead of polesitter Lewis Hamilton and McLaren's Jenson Button.
    "It's unbelievable," Vettel, who lost Kers during part of the race, told reporters.
    "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."