Vettel had the race in the bag once again

A devastated Sebastian Vettel has been robbed of race victory for the second race running, with a sudden brake failure pitching him out of the lead and into retirement.

Just like Bahrain, the Red Bull driver led the race commandingly from pole and looked set for a certain victory until a technical failure cost him a valuable points haul.

"We had a braking failure," confirmed Vettel. "Earlier on the lap I felt some vibrations. There was nothing I could have done and I lost the car. It’s a shame – I think we had the race under control even though the conditions were difficult."

With this being back-to-back technical failures for his RB6 (Bahrain’s points loss was caused by a spark plug failure), Vettel has urged his team to lift its game if it wants to challenge seriously for the championships.

"It breaks my balls," he said. "We are all pushing and trying to do our best. It’s nobody’s fault, but we need to get on top of it and make sure that we see the chequered flag in Malaysia."

Classic Sebastian comment right there!

[Original image via GP Update]

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