Prost-like Massa deserved to retire an F1 world champion
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Prost-like Massa deserved to retire an F1 world champion

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A tedious grand prix was won by Sebastian Vettel but the real victory was six places further back, a man revelling in his final race at a venue that holds as many painful memories as joyous one

At Interlagos the result, as so often - too often - these days, was settled in the opening seconds, when the pole position man got too much wheelspin, and Sebastian Vettel asserted himself into the first turn, going on to a superbly measured victory.

Throughout the afternoon, he was never very far in front of Valtteri Bottas, but so evenly matched were the Ferrari and Mercedes that it would have taken a mistake by Vettel for the order to change.

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