How Malaysia showed the best, and worst, of Vettel

How Malaysia showed the best, and worst, of Vettel

The final Malaysian Grand Prix wasn't the kindest to Sebastian Vettel, but it did serve to highlight the four-time Formula 1 world champion's ruthless credentials, both on and off the track

Perhaps because this was the last time around, the race-day crowd at Sepang - put at 56,000 - was respectable enough, and many lamented that it hadn't turned out a few years earlier, and perhaps safeguarded the future of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

In international terms, it's MotoGP only for Sepang from now on, and that's a shame for by common consent this, his first grand prix circuit design, is one of Hermann Tilke's best, a place the drivers always loved, even if not too many were interested in going to watch them. Nor, what's more, was this final race light on drama, and after a lamentable Monza and a humdrum Singapore, that was not unwelcome.

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