Vettel claims season-opening win in Australia

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel being mobbed by his team members after winning the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne yesterday. The German beat Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton by almost 10 seconds for his first race win sinc
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel being mobbed by his team members after winning the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne yesterday. The German beat Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton by almost 10 seconds for his first race win since the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix. His win was immediately hailed as a breath of fresh air for the motor sport, after Mercedes' three-year stranglehold on the drivers' and constructors' titles.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2017, with the headline 'Vettel claims season-opening win in Australia'. Print Edition | Subscribe