Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 24, 2013

Sebastian Vettel was crowned the victor of the recently held 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix. This is the second race of this Formula 1 season that has been made more thrilling with rain and with co-teammates of Red Bull and Mercedes elbowing it out at the front. Vettel, who was the pole-sitter, dominated the race with the support of his Renault-powered Red Bull team.

However, he stopped when he got on wet but drying track due to slick tires. This turned out to be the wrong decision as his team-mate Mark Webber was able to get past him while pitting. At this juncture, Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton was able to go up to third place even when he pit outside his old team McLaren's garage at the start. It didn’t take him to figure out his blunder and was quickly able to close the gap down to Red Bull team-mates Webber and Vettel to make it a tight three-way contest for victory.

For several laps after that, the top three contenders made for an exciting show. However, it became clear later on that the race would be down to the Red Bull team mates. Team boss Christian Horner was overheard during lap 46 to have told the triple world champion that his attacks against his team-mate were becoming "silly.” The German ultimately benefited from his DRS advantage. Webber took second place but not without some controversy. His pit crew had congratulated Webber but broadcasters didn’t air his response.

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