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Vettel reluctant to let Ricciardo pass but eventually capitulates to team order in China

Sebastian Vettel with race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel smarted on Sunday after being told for the second race in a row to let Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo overtake because the Australian was faster. Ricciardo finished fourth in the Chinese Grand Prix with quadruple champion Vettel, winner of the last nine races of 2013, in fifth. Vettel sounded reluctant to comply when he received the radio instruction on the 24th lap, replying ‘tough luck'. Ricciardo went past on lap 27 and ended the race more than 20 seconds ahead of Vettel and with Ferrari's third-placed Fernando Alonso in his sights. Another lap and he might have overtaken the...
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