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Vettel praised for dominant win

Sebastian Vettel earns praise for his dominant win in the Indian GP
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was quick to praise Sebastian Vettel for an 'inch perfect' performance in the Indian Grand Prix after the F1 title winner clinched his eleventh win of the year at the Buddh International Circuit.

The German secured pole position for the race, led every lap and posted the fastest lap en-route to one of his most dominant victories of the season and is now just two wins away from a place inside the all-time top ten of F1 victories.

“A brilliant result for the team to win the first ever Indian Grand Prix,” Horner admitted after seeing his driver Sebastian was inch perfect today and drove an immaculate race with great strategy, good pit work and everything came right for him.

“Despite a lot of encouragement not to, he still managed to set another fastest lap on his final lap of the race.”

Vettel's performance, which marked his first 'perfect' weekend of his F1 career, also drew praise from Renault's Cyril Dumont.

“I think again we had a magic Vettel this weekend,” he said. “He did the first hat trick of his career – fastest lap, pole position and winning the race. I think he was on top of his game today and led the race from start to finish. I would also liked to have seen Mark on the podium today; I think he had the pace for that, but unfortunately the race was not that easy for him. I think it's a fantastic result for the Renault Group also, to get the win at the first Indian Grand Prix is very important.”



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Tealeaf - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 8:28 PM

Yes Rob and Hannah and the rest just keep on looking for excuses to keep yourselves in denial about Seb's talent, you all know deep down if the finger was to drive for Mclaren next season he'd more than likely wipe the floor with either Button or Sham and probably win the title, just man up to it Vettel is the fastest, most consistent, most intelligent and overall now the BEST driver in F1 closely followed by Alonso. As goes for Sham well being beaten by Button on aggregate over 2 seasons must be a sucker punch but what goes around comes around, please go to Williams or Sauber Sham let's see what you can do.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 7:59 PM

Nonsense about the team telling him not to go for fastest lap... The boy has wiped the slate clean of all competition, and now he's having a little fun with the car and seeing what he can do. Leave the World Champion alone. He's a smart boy and knows what he's doing.



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