Sebastian Vettel goes from victor to villain

Vettel hasn't responded beyond the apology he made minutes after the victory and it seems the team is standing by its top driver.

updated: March 28, 2013 15:46 IST
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Dubai: As Sebastian Vettel has established himself as the most dominant Formula One driver of his generation, racing fans have come to see him as the boyish, fun-loving face of the glamorous sport.

But after his victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, a more complex image of the German has emerged - that of a ruthless, cunning driver who will do whatever it takes to win a race and possibly his fourth consecutive drivers' championship.

The 25-year-old German ignored team orders and overtook Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the victory with just 10 laps remaining. The move left Webber fuming and raised questions about who is truly in charge at Red Bull.

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