There seems to be a pattern forming during the last few grand prix. For two thirds the race is processional and with about 15 to 10 laps to go things get exciting. Basically this was the Indian Grand Prix. Pirelli had brought some tires which lasted too long, meaning most cars could go for the one stop strategy, meaning less changing of positions. Sure, some overtaking was achieved, but often meaningless. Then again, these days anything is meaningless with Sebastian Vettel driving from pole to first across the line without incident.

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany is pictured through a tyre in the paddock the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIJAY MATHUR/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain speaks to team members at the Ferrari hospitality building in the paddock at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel of Germany smiles while signing autographs for fans at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Pit crew push the car of Force India Formula One driver Resta of Britain in the pit lane at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton of Britain shakes hands with HRT Formula One driver Karthikeyan of India at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

A member of the pit crew sits in the car of Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain in their garage at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber of Australia poses for a picture with Indian track marshals at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

HRT Formula One driver de la Rosa walks in the pit lane before the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Force India Formula One driver di Resta stands in his team garage during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives in the pit lane during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIJAY MATHUR/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Marussia Formula One driver Glock drives during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg drives during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Caterham Formula One test driver van der Garde puts on his helmet during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Massa and Red Bull's Webber drive during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

HRT Formula One driver Karthikeyan sits in his car during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives during the second practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Force India Formula One driver di Resta drives ahead of HRT's Karthikeyan drives during the second practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Button drives out of his garage during the second practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen walks in the pit lane during the second practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the second practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel sits in his car during the second practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber drives during the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

HRT Formula One driver Karthikeyan drives in the pit lane followed by Marussia's Pic and McLaren's Hamilton during the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

The Italian navy flag is seen on the nose of the car of Ferrari Formula One driver Massa during the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Pit crew push the car of McLaren Formula One driver Button back to his garage during the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Force India Formula One driver Hulkenberg gets out of his car after the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso drives during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Schumacher drives in front of Williams' Maldonado during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Hamilton drives during the third practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Caterham Formula One driver Kovalainen drives onto the gravel after spinning his car during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Caterham Formula One driver Kovalainen rides on a scooter after beaching his car in the gravel during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One team principal Horner watches next to technical chief Newey as driver Vettel heads out onto the track during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix in Greater Noida. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg and McLaren's Hamilton drive during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIJAY MATHUR/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates taking pole position in the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates taking pole position next to team mate Webber and McLaren's Hamilton in the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads at the start of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads at the start of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads on the first turn of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel leads the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIJAY MATHUR/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel and team mate Webber drive during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

McLaren Formula One driver Button, Ferrari's Alonso, McLaren's Hamilton and Ferrari's Massa drive during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Formula One driver Raikkonen drives during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg performs a pit stop during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel drives during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Ferrari Formula One mechanics watch the Indian F1 Grand Prix from the pit lane of the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Williams Formula One driver Maldonado drives into the pitlane with a shredded tire during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Force India Formula One driver di Resta drives during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Webber leaves the pits after a tire change during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. POOL/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Formula One driver Grosjean drives during the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel takes the chequered flag to win the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel celebrates winning the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. AHMAD MASOOD/REUTERS

Formula One 2012: Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel sprays champagne on Red Bull team manager Wheatley during the podium ceremony of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS