Sebastian Vettel: 'Bahrain Grand Prix race strategy was faultless'

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates with the trophy after winning the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday on April 21, 2013
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Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel says that his victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix was faultless and seamless.

Sebastian Vettel has thanked the Red Bull team for a "faultless and seamless race" at the Bahrain Grand Prix earlier today.

The reigning world champion took the lead on lap three and rarely came under pressure as he secured his second win of the 2013 Formula 1 season.

Speaking on the podium after the race, the German said: "A fantastic race. Big, big thank you to the team today. A faultless and seamless race from start to finish.

"The pace was phenomenal, the car was very quick, it just seemed to get better and better towards the end. A really beautiful race where you could really push every single lap and we took care of the cars. So overall [I'm] very happy.

"The pace we had today we surely did not expect that. In the end it was quite controlled and we managed the gaps and we still had enough tyres to push towards the end."

Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean completed the podium.

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TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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