Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was in a class of his own as the reigning Formula One world champion won a dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix. “It was a tremendous effort from Button and Heidfeld but can anyone stop Vettel from dominating Grand Prix racing at the moment?,” asked BBC’s Martin Brundle. The win was Vettel’s fourth in a row and the 12th of his short career, as teammate Mark Webber struggled back to the points after dropping from 3rd to 10th at the start with a faulty KERS system.
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Renault’s Nick Heidfeld stormed to a pleasantly surprising podium finish, with Jenson Button advancing to third after Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton tangled as they were battling with 10 laps left. The Spaniard clipped Hamilton’s right-rear tire and mangled his Ferrari’s wing as he attempted to overtake. A later stewards’ investigation into the incident penalized both drivers 20s, Hamilton for making more than one change of direction in defense of position with the Ferrari driver cited for causing a collision.