Mark Hughes' report: Vettel wins a pure race

Mark Hughes' report: Vettel wins a pure race

Sebastian Vettel had to dig very deep to defeat the resurgent Lotus team in Germany, and there was nothing false or contrived about this race, reckons Mark Hughes

Five laps left. Romain Grosjean had just pulled out of Kimi Raikkonen's path, and now in the Finn's sights was the Red Bull of leader Sebastian Vettel as this thrilling, vivid race on a scorching summer day at the Nurburgring rushed towards an uncertain conclusion.

The Lotus was handling beautifully and, regardless of tyre choice, had enjoyed a wonderfully grippy front end all race.

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