How Vettel stole Hamilton's thunder
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How Vettel stole Hamilton's thunder

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Did Mercedes throw the Malaysian Grand Prix away with poor tactics, or were Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari always destined to win? BEN ANDERSON unravels the race

Sebastian Vettel has split the Mercedes drivers by qualifying on the front row for each of the last two Malaysian Grands Prix. Last year - as a Red Bull racer - he inevitably slipped back to third as Lewis Hamilton drove off into the distance.

Vettel repeated his qualifying trick as a Ferrari man in 2015, but again no one expected him to win. We all thought he might - if he got everything right - give the Mercedes drivers something to worry about, and - maybe - finish second.

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