Monday, March 30, 2015

Motorsports Monday Ferrari is back!

Motorsports Monday Ferrari is back!

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Motorsports Monday: Ferrari is back!
BENJAMIN ZHANG
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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning the Malaysian Grand Prix

Here's everything you need to know about the wonderful world of motorsports this week.

Sebastian Vettel gets his first win for Ferrari at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix.

In just his second race in a Ferrari, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel delivered the team's first victory in nearly 2 years — the longest drought in Ferrari history.

Ferrari had not seen the victory circle in 30 races — since the Spanish Grand Prix in May of 2013.

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The 27-year old German took the checkered flag ahead of the Mercedes-AMG duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. After the race, both Mercedes drivers questioned the team's tire strategy after Vettel's Ferrari pulled away from the field.

Vettel's Ferrari teammate — 2007 champ Kimi Raikkonen — took home a hard fought fourth place finish. A tough qualifying session forced the enigmatic Fin to start in 11th place. Then a first-lap tire puncture put the Ferrari even further back in the field.

Once again, McLaren and its new Honda engines struggled with speed and reliability. The McLaren duo of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso — who qualified in 17th and 18th position respectively— failed to finish the race due to engine related problems.

On the other hand, Scuderia Toro Rosso's rookie duo of Max Verstappen, 17, and Carlos Sainz Jr.,20, continued to impress, finishing in 7th and 8th place respectively.

Formula One's next stop will be the Grand Prix of China on April 12.