Vettel scores Red Bull’s maiden win

Sebastian Vettel dominated the Chinese Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel dominated the Chinese Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel has scored his second career win – and given Red Bull their first Formula 1 victory.

Just as he did for Toro Rosso at Monza last year, Vettel gave the team their first pole position yesterday and was rarely headed in the wet race.

Team mate Mark Webber took second, handing Red Bull a maiden one-two as well.

The Milton Keynes-based team, formerly known as Stewart and Jaguar, has been in F1 since 2005.

Johnny Herbert won the 1999 European Grand Prix for Stewart the Nurburgring, but this is the first win for the team since it became Red Bull.

Championship standings after China

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52 comments on Vettel scores Red Bull’s maiden win

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  1. Long live Ferrari! said on 19th April 2009, 10:07

    it really hurt to see Ferrari going back from china without any points.
    and the Force INDIA thing too.
    aah! don’t feel like doing anything now, not even f1!!
    :(

    • ajokay said on 20th April 2009, 9:36

      Great to see Ferrari score nil points again. Shame about Force India though. I think they’ll pack up at the end of this year if they have another pointless one.

  2. That was a great race.Can’t help but feel sorry for Sutil though…

  3. Great race well done Sebastian, amazing driver and button was supreme in the rain great drive from Heikki :)

  4. Saddy said on 19th April 2009, 10:13

    Bad luck for Sutil and Massa, Party is on for RB.. Vettel proves again that he is a great wet racing driver..

  5. beneboy said on 19th April 2009, 10:13

    A well deserved win, Vettel was brilliant again.

  6. I had to watch it in like Italian or something. Wish there was a free online feed that was in English.

  7. Dorian said on 19th April 2009, 10:15

    Vettel shines again!!….that kid is something special.

    p.s. really hope Ferrari pull their socks up!

  8. Well done Vettel. Job well done. I hope to see you in Ferrari soon. For Sutil, I feel so sorry. I think if Sutil will be given a competetive car, we will see more of him in the podium. For Ferrari, What are you guys doing?

  9. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 19th April 2009, 10:15

    Fantastic result for Red Bull. I’m still not drinking the stuff though.

  10. Well done Vettel. Job well done. I hope to see you in Ferrari soon. For Sutil, I feel so sorry. I think if Sutil will be given a competitive car, we will see more of him in the podium. For Ferrari, What are you guys doing?

  11. Big Galah said on 19th April 2009, 10:20

    Go Mark!

    It seems RB have two of the best wet weather drivers around. Cant wait for next race when they get more downforce.

  12. luky said on 19th April 2009, 10:21

    alonso spins 2 gp’s in a row losing about 4 to 6 points.

  13. martinb said on 19th April 2009, 10:23

    Red Bull and Toyota got their slogans mixed up.

    Now it’s Toyota gives you wings, and everything keeps going right, Red Bull.

  14. Patrickl said on 19th April 2009, 10:26

    Pretty dull race at the front, but I guess that means that it’s nicely done for the Red Bulls and Brawns. Behind them it was a bit of a circus of errors.

    Renault must by now really be pulling their hair out that they didn’t replace Piquet.

    Hamilton was having a lot of fun ;)

  15. Ben Ell said on 19th April 2009, 10:35

    Damn that racist FIA kept putting puddles in Hamilton’s path! He surely would have won without their meddling!

    • Ben Ell said on 19th April 2009, 10:39

      by the way I’m obviously having a laugh at certain people’s expense.

      Well doen to Red Bull, fantastic to see their hard work reap their deserved rewards, including the drivers.

      It was obvious even from the back of his head that Flavio was on the verge of another epic tanty during the race.

    • Cameron said on 20th April 2009, 5:57

      The joke isn’t so funny when you immediately point out it was a joke. :(

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