Vettel takes controversial Malaysia win

By on Sunday, March 24, 2013

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Sebastian Vettel led home team mate Mark Webber in the Malaysian Grand Prix having ignored team orders.

Vettel led the race in wet conditions early on but Webber stayed out a few laps longer and took the lead.

After their fourth and final stops, Red Bull ordered the drivers to hold position. Vettel ignored those orders and eventually took the lead

Lewis Hamilton claimed third for Mercedes, ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg. Rosberg was considerably faster than Hamilton in the final stint but was ordered to hold station.

Felipe Massa took fifth but team mate Fernando Alonso crashed out on the second lap. The Spaniard tagged Vettel on the opening lap and damaged his front wing. The offending part became lodged underneath his F138 as he braked for the first corner on Lap 2.

Romain Grosjean took sixth with Kimi Raikkonen seventh and Nico Hulkenberg in eighth.

Sergio Perez took ninth but team mate Jenson Button retired after a loose front wheel.

The final point went to Toro Rosso's Jean Eric Vergne.


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