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Software glitch thwarts Vettel as he begins his title defence and quest for fifth title

t">Arare early shower for Sebastian Vettel in Melbourne Red Bull were left puzzling over an engine software problem which left Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel struggling in qualifying on Saturday and endangered his bid for a record 10th consecutive win. The German missed out on the top 10 starting grid positions for the first time since Abu Dhabi in 2012 as Lewis Hamilton claimed the pole for Mercedes in Sunday's Australian season opener. The problem with the software related to his Red Bull's Renault engine badly affected the car's performance in what were difficult, wet conditions at Melbourne's Albert Park. And Vettel's attempt to reach the final stage of qualifying...
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