F1: Vettel leads 1-2 win for Red Bull in Malaysia

Third time's the charm for young German driver
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Apr 4, 2010

TopGear.com.ph F1 News - Vettel leads 1-2 Red Bull victory in Malaysia 

Third time's the charm for Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel as the young German driver finally scored his first victory of the season after losing in the last two races due to reliability issues in the RB6.

Vettel's victory capped a 1-2 win for Red Bull as pole sitter Mark Webber ended on second place.

Nico Rosberg scored Mercedes Grand Prix's very first podium, helped somewhat by a pit stop of only 3.9 seconds--the fastest the season has seen so far.

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull
"It's a very good result for us after two races where we didn't finish where we wanted. Thanks to the team--it's crucial not to panic in that moment and stay relaxed as it's a long season." (RedBullRacing.com)

Mark Webber, Red Bull
"The cars ran very well and it was a nice come back for us after a tough few races where we didn't finish as we wanted to. I'd like to be one spot further up, but it's a great result for the team. We executed a beautiful weekend, so well done to Red Bull and also to Renault, the engines were great today." (RedBullRacing.com)

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes GP
"This result is the start of the reward for our efforts. It's a great feeling to be back up on the podium again and to have so much support from the Malaysian fans here... We're not quite where we want to be yet so we need to push on but I'm confident that we'll get there soon." (Mercedes-GP.com)

Pete Gill, F1 analyst
"Nico Rosberg's own performances have been steady rather than spectacular but in relation to Schumacher he is showing up well. He is not, as yet, part of the elite, but in terms of reputation he has arguably been the biggest gainer so far in 2010, closely followed by Robert Kubica and a group including Button, Sutil, Alguersuari and Di Grassi." (Planet F1)

Andrew Benson, F1 analyst
"So three races in and the top seven drivers are covered by nine points and things are brewing up nicely for exactly the sort of brilliant season that most had expected. There are, too, still so many questions unanswered. How will Red Bull and Ferrari--the two fastest cars--compare in a straight fight throughout a race distance? Have McLaren, who appeared much quicker on pure pace in Malaysia than in Bahrain or Australia, now caught them up? How will Alonso cope with Ferrari's continuing strategy of not asking Massa to let him by even when he is quicker? Can Renault keep up their progress towards the front-running pace?" (BBC)

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2010 Malaysian Grand Prix
Ranking Driver Team Race Points 2010 Points
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 25 37
2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 18 24
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 15 35
4 Robert Kubica Renault 12 30
5 Adrian Sutil Force India 10 10
6 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 8 31
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 6 39
8 Jenson Button McLaren 4 35
9 Jaime Alguersuari Scuderia Toro Rosso 2 2
10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams 1 1
11 Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 0 0
12 Rubens Barrichello Williams 0 5
13 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 0 37
14 Lucas di Grassi Virgin 0 0
15 Karun Chandok Hispania Racing  0 0
16 Bruno Senna Hispania Racing  0 0
17 Jarno Trulli Lotus 0 0
Ret Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 0 0
Ret Vitaly Petrov Renault 0 0
Ret Viatantonio Liuzzi Force India 0 8
Ret Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 0 9
Ret Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber 0 0
Ret Timo Glock Virgin 0 0
DNS Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber 0 0

 

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