11 Apr 2011

World champion opens big lead in world championship

10:42 am on 11 April 2011

The German driver Sebastian Vettel has made the perfect start in his bid to retain his world formula one title after another all the way win in yesterday's second round in Malaysia.

Vettel took the chequered flag three seconds ahead of Jenson Button, with a distance back to the next three, Nick Heidfeld, Mark Webber and Felipe Massa.

The 23 year old has the maximum 50 points after two rounds, 26 ahead of Jenson Button, with another four points to third-placed Lewis Hamilton.