Sebastian Vettel managed to claim another victory, in his Red Bull to secure a comfortable lead in the Championship and blow away his McLaren Mercedes rivals in what was an extremely eventful race at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
The German finished ahead of second-placed Jenson Button and fellow German Nick Heidfeld (in the Lotus Renault) to gain a 24 point lead in the championship and ensure he kept a 100% victory rate for this season – adding to his Championship victory of last year. The German was in a class of his own, starting in pole and finishing in 1st. It was another story however though for Brit Lewis Hamilton (who originally started in 2nd) as he could only manage an 8th place finish partly due to a collision towards the end of the race with Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, which resulted in a 20 second time penalty for both drivers demoting the McLaren driver from 7th to 8th.
The other Red Bull driver Mark Webber managed to bring the car home in 4th despite qualifying in 3rd. The Mercedes works team were still off the pace though, with the seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher only finishing in 9th. Whilst Nico Rosberg could only just clinch 12th, finishing behind rookie Brit Paul Di Resta in the Force India who scored a point for the second race in a row – ahead of team mate Adrian Sutil.
The season is looking even more exciting each weekend, and every F1 fan is defiantly looking forward to the race in China next weekend (including me) which is guaranteed to be a close one. After next weekend, Formula One will start to head to towards Europe in time for the Summer.
Who do you think will win the championship? And has Button got what it takes to put another title under his belt?
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