Sebastian Vettel was failed to record a third victory in succession in three series opener Formula One (F1). Had the lead until Lap 51, Red Bull-Renault racer has finally had to settle for finishing second behind McLaren-Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton.
Exciting duel between Vettel and Hamilton in Chinese Grand Prix, Sunday, April 17, 2011. Vettel won the status that comes with pole position had started the race with a bad start. But the German driver was able to improve the position before eventually lead on lap 40.
Slowly but surely Hamilton immediately cast a threat. Briton, who started the race in third start this successful approach Vettel. Inevitably fierce duel and Hamilton finally successfully passed Vettel on lap 52. Hamilton eventually devour 56 laps with a time of 1:36:58.226 seconds or 5198 seconds ahead of Vettel.
Despite failing to reach the podium for first, Vettel was fixed to be top of the drivers standings with 68 points incision. Hamilton followed with 47 points. While Jenson Button who finished fourth ranked third with 38 points.
Nicks amazing actually made by Mark Webber. Peer Vettel was managed to finish third despite starting the race with a start at position 18. Webber is currently perched in fourth championship by collecting 37 points.