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Vettel wins again

Defending Formula One World champion Sebastian Vettel has won the Malaysian Grand Prix.

In a much more eventful race to the opening Grand Prix in Australia, it was still as you were for Red Bull, with the German storming to another victory and team-mate Mark Webber struggling with pace and reliability, this time caused by running their KERS device.

Webber ran the whole race without the boost button, which at times left him in a sword fight with a water pistol as cars drifted past him, especially down the main straight when he was not only giving up the extra 80bhp from the KERS but also the extra speed from the DRS which could be activated.

The Australian however continued to battle, made a few overtaking manoeuvres of his own, notably on Felipe Massa's Ferrari to pick up a solid fourth finish with Massa fifth.

Vettel also struggled with the KERS running the final part of the race without it, but Vettel's win was never really in doubt.

Taking second place was McLaren's Jenson Button, who managed his tyres the best to stretch out his final stint to 19 laps, further than anyone on the grid.

Nick Heidfeld took third, securing a second consecutive podium finish for Renault.

The German enjoyed a fantastic start to get away from the grid and took four places going into the first section of corners to really give himself a good shot at the podium, which was secured once Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton had tripped over each other.

The Spaniard was quickly called to the stewards room after the race for his part in the incident, which appeared to lay 100% blame at the door of Alonso who clipped Hamilton while trying to overtake. The Ferrari suffered a broken front wing, while Hamilton avoided a puncture but sustained damage to the floor of his car. Alonso went on to finish sixth, while Hamilton finished seventh.

The classified results officially had seven retirements in the race, but unofficially driver number eight would be Petrov who had an interesting moment, running wide onto the grass, the Russian kept the power on, hit a bump and looked more like a rally car jumping a bridge as his Renault flew up into the air, unfortunately a Formula One cars suspension isn't built to fly four foot off the ground and on landing the steering column snapped, leaving a loose steering wheel in Petrov hands.

Hopefully he will not have suffered any ill affects from the nasty bump.

Overall a much more entertaining race than in Australia, the driver enabled moveable rear wing certainly showed what it was capable of during the race, creating a lot of overtaking manoeuvres throughout the race, perhaps too much? Perhaps making things too easy? Or adding the excitement that F1 hoped it would do?

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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 10 2011

Time: 11:32AM

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