In The Driver's Seat

Formula One: Unexpected win was a strategic Bull's eye

At the start of the season last month, few would have predicted that Red Bull would win a race before Mercedes.

In the general bedlam that was the Chinese Grand Prix, it was easy to overlook several key elements. Let's deal with the title contenders first. In Ferrari's case, the luck that Sebastian Vettel enjoyed in Australia deserted him big time in China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 17, 2018, with the headline 'Unexpected win was a strategic Bull's eye'. Print Edition | Subscribe