Bad day for Vettel shrinks lead by just 3 points

Stephan Heublein

Despite making mistakes, being slightly off the pace and beaten by three of his championship leaders, Sebastian Vettel's huge championship lead dimished by just 3 points at the Nurburgring.

The German finished a distant fourth in his home grand prix, but because his closest challenger, teammate and pole sitter Mark Webber was just third at the flag, the massive 80-point gap shrinks to just 77 after the tenth round of the season.