Red Bull in China: A tale of two tactics

Red Bull in China: A tale of two tactics

The Chinese Grand Prix was very different for Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. One had to settle for second despite starting from pole, the other nearly won from the back of the grid. Adam Cooper analyses their race

Winning a World Championship isn't always about winning all the races, as satisfying as that would be. It's about getting the best result you can on those days when things don't quite go to plan. Sebastian Vettel owed as much to his seventh place at Silverstone as any of his victories when the points were added up in Abu Dhabi last year.

Vettel may have got pole in China, but he made a bad start and lost two places, experienced a radio failure, pitted on the wrong lap, had the use of KERS for only part of the race, and was put on a strategy that turned out to be sub-optimal. And yet still he finished second.

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