Formula One: Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix

  • AFP, Sepang
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  • Updated: Mar 24, 2013 03:48 IST

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates his victory in the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang. AFP photo


Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel pulled off a daring overtaking manoeuvre against Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber to snatch victory in a pulsating Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The German ace went wheel-to-wheel with his stablemate late in the race, earning a stern rebuke from team principal Christian Horner, before emerging in front and taking his 27th race win.

Former world title-holder Lewis Hamilton was third, claiming his first podium spot for new team Mercedes, after his frustrated stablemate Nico Rosberg was ordered not to overtake as they duelled in the closing stages.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa finished fifth, stealing the limelight from Fernando Alonso after the two-time world champion went out on the second lap with a collapsed front wing.

France's Romain Grosjean was sixth, outshining his team-mate and last week's winner Kimi Raikkonen in seventh.

Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Jean-Eric Vergne rounded out the top 10 while McLaren's Jenson Button was a late retirement.

 

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