Vettel snatches win from Webber
Sepang (AFP): World champion Sebastian Vettel incensed Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber on Sunday as he pulled off a risky overtaking move to snatch ...
Sepang (AFP): World champion Sebastian Vettel incensed Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber on Sunday as he pulled off a risky overtaking move to snatch victory in a pulsating but contentious Malaysian Grand Prix.A The German ace went wheel-to-wheel with Webber 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 stable mate Nico Rosberg was ordered not to overtake as they duelled in the closing stages.A 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 Lotus team-mate and last week's winner Kimi Raikkonen in seventh, with Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Jean-Eric Vergne rounding out the top 10. McLaren's Jenson Button was a late retirement. Webber and Vettel exchanged words in the team garage and the Australian was stony-faced during the victory ceremony, spraying little of the customary champagne.A Later, Vettel offered a profuse apology to his team-mate. Both drivers had been told by their team to hold their positions until the end of the race. It's nuts and pits for Force India Sepang: The 2013 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix turned out to be a forgettable experience for Sahara Force India whose drivers had to retire mid-way through the race Sunday owing to faulty wheel nuts. For Force India, Sunday marked the end to a weekend when they failed to capitalise on the promise shown during the practice sessions and qualifying. Both Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil struggled with their pit stops before retiring on lap 24 and 29, respectively. The trouble started when di Resta and Sutil were called simultaneously for the first pit stop as the Scot waited for his turn. The problem with the wheel nuts persisted for their next two stops before the team has decided call the cars back in the garage.
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