Sebastian Vettel intends to learn from China Grand Prix mistakes
It appears that Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel still has a thing or two to learn from his peers; he was shown that experience counts for a lot in the world of Formula One as he narrowly missed out on picking up a victory in China...
Vettel took poll position for the Chinese Grand Prix and put in his usual calibre of performance, however, it was McLaren's Lewis Hamilton who ultimately proved to be too experienced for last year's world champion.
Hamilton showed that his few extra years within the racing's premier league had paid off; he managed to trump Vettel's two-stop strategy and passed him during the last few laps of the exciting race, courtesy of the fresher tyres that he had in place.
Vettel appeared humbled after his latest race; the young Red Bull driver had look unbeatable since the start of the 2011 season and had been on course to pick up his fourth victory since in as many race. The rookie champion was quick to point out that he would be taking some valuable lessons from his Chinese Grand Prix experience.
"There's an important lesson to learn," said Vettel
"Hamilton and McLaren were too strong and not in reach with our strategy."
Despite the minor setback, the young German driver is still is a fantastic position and currently leads the F1 drivers' championship – he still has an 18 point lead over Hamilton.
Meanwhile, Hamilton's McLaren teammate Jenson Button also put in a promising start to his latest race; he initially managed to overtake Vettel also during the early laps, however, he could not hold onto his lead over the tenacious Red Bull driver.
Following his latest performance in the Chinese Grand Prix, Coral, Sky Bet and Stan James currently offer 9/4 odds that Lewis Hamilton will go on to win the 2011 F1 drivers' championship.