Only a problem can stop Vettel at Austin

Only a problem can stop Vettel at Austin

Sebastian Vettel needed just one day at the new Austin circuit to establish himself as the dominant force ahead of the United States Grand Prix. Mark Hughes believes it will be hard to stop the German this weekend

It was the sort of snag that gives a team on the verge of a title the chills; the Red Bull water leaks weren't actually too costly but in two successive events there have been three of them – all during practice, but with the implicit threat of a race retirement.

Mark Webber's car sprung its leak at the end of first practice, Sebastian Vettel's at the beginning of the second for reasons the team isn't keen to discuss.

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