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F1 Bahrain 2013: Vettel: It was vital to lead early

Sebastian Vettel says that the key to his victory in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix was the ability to hit the front in the first few laps.Despite starting second on the grid, Vettel's opening attempt on the lead was sternly rebuffed by poleman Nico Rosberg, who gave his countryman a taste of his own medicine by squeezing the gap between himself and the pit-wall, and ultimately cost the world champion second place to Fernando Alonso. Undaunted, Vettel despatched the Ferrari at turn five, and took only two more laps to usurp the tyre-limited Rosberg from top spot.From there, the German was only out of the lead during the first round of pit-stops, where his lead wasn't quite enough to rejoin at...
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