Bahrain report: supreme Vettel surprises himself

Bahrain report: supreme Vettel surprises himself

Sebastian Vettel secured his second win of the season in Bahrain, and even the German himself admitted he was surprised at how easy it had been. Mark Hughes analyses how the world champion stormed to victory

Inside Formula 1's bubble, the outside world seems barely to exist. You'd be forgiven for thinking the most important thing happening in Bahrain last weekend was the behaviour of the tyres.

It's still early season and the teams don't fully know how the 2013 Pirelli rubber works – not even the winners. Of course, they understand that thermal degradation of the rears was the key limitation around the hot-and-tough Sakhir track, with its slow-corner accelerations and the repeated heavy-braking/multiple-downshift zones.

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