Sebastian Vettel robbed Lewis Hamilton of victory in the Australian GP with an opportunistic win in the season opener.
The German jumped Hamilton and Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen after a ‘free pit-stop’ under the Virtual Safety promoted the four-time world champion into the lead.
Mercedes subsequently admitted a glitch in their computer software had erroneously failed to warn their pitwall that Hamilton was vulnerable.
Confused and unhappy, Hamilton finished second, ahead of Raikkonen after the Finn held off a hard-charging Daniel Ricciardo during the closing stages.
“We got a bit lucky,” admitted Vettel. “I was praying for a Safety Car and when I got out ahead I knew it was difficult to pass.”
Culled from Sky Sports
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