Red Bull-Renault RB9
Strategy: 2 stops (super-soft/medium/medium)
As usual, Vettel took pole. As usual, Vettel aced the first lap and broke out of DRS range. As usual, Vettel did not make mistakes. As usual, Vettel did a fine job whenever the safety car eliminated his lead. As usual, Vettel responded whenever the drive behind threatened to close the gap.
The extraordinary is now the ordinary for Vettel. Once again, while the car was superb, his execution was wonderful, although the track prevented him shining as much as in Singapore.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.