Formula 1

vettel pole

VETTEL STEALS THE VICTORY FROM WEBBER IN MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX-

Sebastian Vettel stole the race from Red Bull teammate Mark Webber as Webber was told by the team to hold the lead and turn his engine down Vettel against team orders past Webber in the final laps of the race to win the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Vettel, who earlier in the race complained to the team about Webber’s slow pace, battled the Australian for much of the day, with the cars almost touching as the German grabbed the lead on the 46th lap for his 27th victory. The surprising run of Mercedes continued, with 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton coming in third ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg.

It was a disastrous day for Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who crashed out of the race on the second lap after damaging his front wing when he bumped Vettel a lap earlier.

Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Vettel         Red Bull-Renault           
 2.  Webber         Red Bull-Renault           +     4.298
 3.  Hamilton       Mercedes                   +      12.1
 4.  Rosberg        Mercedes                   +    12.640
 5.  Massa          Ferrari                    +      25.6
 6.  Grosjean       Lotus-Renault              +      35.5
 7.  Raikkonen      Lotus-Renault              +      48.4
 8.  Hulkenberg     Sauber-Ferrari             +      53.0
 9.  Perez          McLaren-Mercedes           +      72.3
10.  Vergne         Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +      87.1
11.  Bottas         Williams-Renault           +      88.6
12.  Gutierrez      Sauber-Ferrari             +     1 lap
13.  Bianchi        Marussia-Cosworth          +     1 lap
14.  Pic            Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
15.  van der Garde  Caterham-Renault           +     1 lap
16.  Chilton        Marussia-Cosworth          +    2 laps
17.  Button         McLaren-Mercedes           +          
18.  Ricciardo      Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +          
19.  Maldonado      Williams-Renault           +          
20.  Sutil          Force India-Mercedes       +          
21.  Di Resta       Force India-Mercedes       +          
22.  Alonso         Ferrari                    +          

Fastest lap: Perez, 1m39.199