Red Bull-Renault RB9
Strategy: 2 stops (soft/medium/medium)
While the Red Bull was comfortably the class of the field, this was a drive fitting of a champion. Vettel never looked like missing out on pole position, but the decision to dump the soft Pirellis after just two laps meant his strategy hung on him clearing slower cars swiftly.
That's far easier said than done, even in a quick car, but typically he made it look easy. A perfect drive topped off by his flamboyant celebration guarantees a maximum score.
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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.