Formula One: Vettel stuns Hamilton in Malaysia

AFP , Sunday 29 Mar 2015

Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel (Photo: Reuters)

Sebastian Vettel stunned world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which ignited the Formula One season.

The Ferrari man took advantage of an early safety car as he hit the front and held off Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after pitting only twice, compared to three for the Mercedes pair.

 The four-time world champion has now racked up 40 career wins but it is his first with Ferrari, breaking a dry spell which stretches back to his last race with Red Bull in 2013. "Fantastico, fantastico!" he screamed down the team radio in Italian.

"Yes boys, can you hear me? Thank you, thank you. Forza Ferrari!"

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