Indian GP: Vettel and Newey bring the special stuff

Indian GP: Vettel and Newey bring the special stuff

Their rivals talked up their chances of challenging them, but there was no touching Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull in the Indian Grand Prix. Behind him, however, it was a flat-out event for everybody else. Mark Hughes reviews the Buddh race

There weren't many position changes, but this was flat-out racing like we used to have. For everyone except Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, that is.

Pirelli brought what turned out to be a conservative choice of compounds to India. The hard/soft combination made a one-stop easily achievable – even for a Mercedes. This, in turn, meant drivers were able to race all-out pretty much from start to finish, give or take a bit of fuel saving. The usual necessity of having to start the first stint 2-3s off the pace in order not to damage the tyres on a heavy fuel load could be forgotten.

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