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Sebastian Vettel wins Chinese Grand Prix

The Formula One circuit is trading on and off the race course drama for rain now. From AP-

Sebastian Vettel gave Red Bull its first ever Formula One victory after leading throughout to win a soggy Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

For Vettel, who beat Australian teammate Mark Webber by 10.9 seconds, it was his second career victory. The German completed 56 laps on the slick, 3.39-mile Shanghai International Circuit in 1:57:43, averaging 96.61 mph.

Points leader Jenson Button of Brawn was third, extending his lead after three races to six points. The Briton won the first two races — at Australia and a rain-shortened event in Malaysia.

Button’s Brawn teammate Rubens Barrichello was fourth, holding off the McLaren duo of Heikki Kovalainen and defending series champion Lewis Hamilton, who had just one pit stop along with seventh-placed Timo Glock of Toyota.

Besides being the second straight race to be rained on, this was the third F1 even to see Ferrari shut out of the points. Something that hasn’t happened since 1981.

After three straight races in the Pacific region, the drivers start heading back to F1′s traditional home, Europe. Their next stop is Bahrain, after that the Spanish Grand Prix.

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