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Vettel wins Chinese GP.

Sebastian Vettel underlined his reputation as Formula One's brightest rising star, and an heir apparent as regenmeister to countryman Michael Schumacher, after skating to a second grand prix victory at the head of a Red Bull Racing 1-2 in China.

The German led comfortably from safety car lights to soaking chequered flag, only ceding the advantage to team-mate Mark Webber and world championship leader Jenson Button as the various pit-stop strategies worked out in atrocious conditions, and defying the fact that he had qualified lighter than most of those behind him.

Once Fernando Alonso's super-light Renault had opted for an early stop and change of strategy, Webber and Button provided the closest thing to a challenge for Vettel, but the young German held firm on a day when almost everyone else had an indiscretion or two with unpredictable water levels and downpours that ebbed and flowed throughout a race that ran the two-hour time limit close.

Surviving a late possibility of the safety car returning, after Adrian Sutil's bid for points ended heavily embedded in the barriers, Vettel reined himself in and completed a maiden success for Christian Horner's hard-working Red Bull team.

Webber ensured that the Milton Keynes operation emulated Jordan and Brawn GP by claiming a 1-2 to back up its maiden victory, while Button had to settle for a hard-fought podium after dicing with Webber through the middle part of the 56-lap affair.

Rubens Barrichello, Heikki Kovalainen, a spin-prone Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock and the remarkable Sebastien Buemi completed the scorers.

Full report and result to follow.....


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Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull RB5, Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Sepang, Kuala Lumpar, 3rd-5th, April 2009
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27.11.2016 - Race, Celebration, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid race winner and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
27.11.2016 - Race, 2nd place Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid and Champion 2016 and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H
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The Truth - Unregistered

April 20, 2009 2:06 AM

The truth is, not one of you on here knows the full reason why Ron Dennis stepped down so stop thinking that you do and just STFU! You lot are worse than politicians and school kids put together. Get a grip for the love of god!

2Pac - Unregistered

April 19, 2009 11:18 AM

@AK how can you say Hamilton "sucked" today? He started 9th on the grid and finished 6th behind his team mate and the four class cars in the field that nobody had a chance in hell of catching. Seems you too have he "hater" gene!



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