Vettel holds off challenge from Hamilton

Stephan Heublein

After a rollercoaster ride and a dogged battle, Sebastian Vettel celebrated yet another 2011, this time in the Spanish Grand Prix.

The reigning champion had to fend off tough challenges – both direct and indirect – from Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. With tyre strategy once again playing a key role, Vettel used this to great effect as he made his second stop ahead of the competition and drove a superfast outlap to position himself at the front.