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Vettel used ‘key' straight-line pace against Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel said that Ferrari's superior straight-line speed allowed him to fend off the faster Lewis Hamilton at the Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton made his second stop later than the German and was closing in on him for P2 in the latter stages of the race on faster soft tyres, but despite catching right up to the Ferrari man, Hamilton couldn't find a way through. Vettel meanwhile was on the medium tyres but he was able to keep his rival behind, who was clearly faster, by using Ferrari's 'key' straight-line speed advantage. “I enjoyed the battle but I knew that I was a bit of a sitting duck because I was quite slow in the corners and very fast in the straights,” Vettel told...
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