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Vettel disappointed with start to the season

"In the second stint we were a bit stuck behind Adrian, who did a great job and we really couldn't get past him because the moment I tried I started sliding. But as I knew that it was the same for all of those behind me, I wasn't in too much of a hurry.

"We didn't see Kimi on the track, he was too quick and Fernando jumped us at a vulnerable time," continued Vettel. "Everything changes if one decides to pit early on to get past you with a pit stop manoeuvre, like Fernando did. He got the position ... You could see that he was a bit faster towards the end of the stints, and there was no chance for us to stick with him or get past him.

"But we can be happy with third," Vettel summed up. "There are always areas where you can improve, but the result we got today is fair."

Now it's a quick turnaround for Red Bull and all the teams, with the second race of the season at Sepang International Circuit following hard on the heels of the Australian leg in just a few days time.

"We leave this race knowing we've got a good car and we're looking forward to warmer temperatures in Malaysia next week," said Horner, accentuating the positives.



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markfrankhamf1

March 17, 2013 4:29 PM

The regs have been basically untouched since 2009. .exploitation has been exhausted. The likes of Mr Newey will have little more to do with the 2013 cars. .it's gonna be down to driver talent & there inner teams to battle it out. .the bright light today is Lotus seemingly conquering the type issue. .One swallow doesn't mean a summer much like one race doesn't paint the end at Intergalargos



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