Malaysia 2013: Why Vettel was right
Originally posted on MichaelLamonato.com
The Formula One world was a little bit worried heading into the Malaysian Grand Prix. With Easter falling early, it’s now three weeks until the next race in China. What on earth would we talk about until then? Luckily, Sepang had a few tricks up its sleeve.
This is silly, come on: Vettel wins in mopey Malaysia
Sebastian Vettel has fought tooth-and-nail to come home the victor of the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix.
In a race marred by internal team tension, Vettel supposedly broke team orders to hold station behind his teammate and challenged for the lead, forcing himself past Mark Webber.
"It was obviously very close," said Vettel of his scrap with Webber. "Wheel to wheel racing, there wasn't much room for either of us."
Vettel storms to Sepang pole
Sebastian Vettel has secured his second pole position in a row with a scintillating wet-weather lap around Sepang
Vettel hauled his RBR9 through variable track conditions on intermediate tyres in 1minutes 49.674seconds, almost one second faster than the next-best car.
“I think it was a generally interesting qualifying session,” said Vettel. “I think we had a bit of a different approach to other people.”
The reigning World Champion says his decision for a last-moment pit stop was key to his impressive lap time.