F1: “Lucky” Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to Australian GP Title

F1: “Lucky” Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to Australian GP Title

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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