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Vettel dedicates Hungarian GP win to Jules Bianchi

Vettel dedicated his win to the late Bianchi. Credit: @cardriverthef1

Sebastian Vettel dedicated his victory to Jules Bianchi after winning a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix.

In a race which had it all, the Ferrari driver finished ahead of Daniil Kvyat with the Russian's Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo completing the podium. Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton endured an error-prone race as he crossed the line in sixth.

But there was some joy for the Briton after his Mercedes team-mate and rival for this year's championship Nico Rosberg could manage only eighth following a collision with Ricciardo in the closing stages.

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Vettel fastest in final practice in Austria

Vettel was fastest in final practice in Austria. Credit: PA

Sebastian Vettel again came home faster than the Mercedes in a rain-affected final practice ahead of qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.

The four-time world champion put his Ferrari at the top of the timesheet on Friday afternoon and repeated the feat on Saturday morning, with a downpour over the Red Bull Ring effectively cutting the hour-long session in half.

The session had been red-flagged as Fernando Alonso's stricken McLaren was cleared from the pit straight and by the time it was returned to the garage the rain put pay to any further dry runs.

Lewis Hamilton got to within 0.017 seconds of Vettel's best effort, with the German the only driver to dip below the 70-second mark as he recorded a lap of one minute 09.994 seconds.

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Vettel turns down Rosberg's offer of garage visit

Vettel turns down Rosberg's offer. Credit: Reuters

Sebastian Vettel has knocked back an invitation from Nico Rosberg to visit the Mercedes garage this weekend, fearing a PR stunt.

Rosberg and Vettel became involved in a spat during the post-Australian Grand Prix press conference which resulted in the Ferrari driver suggesting Mercedes should open up their garage at the Sepang International Circuit for an inspection of their cars in the wake of a dominant display at Melbourne's Albert Park.

Rosberg then invited Vettel, with the latter suggesting the debrief in the engineers' room for his visit.

Vettel has now knocked back any chance of a visit: "When I was joking with Nico in the press conference the deal was the invite was for all the paddock. Now it seems the invite has shrunk to just me.

"Initially I think it was called off by Niki (Lauda, Mercedes non-executive director) and Toto (Wolff, Mercedes motorsport boss).

"Now they've told (Rosberg) yes, so I think they are using it as a bit more of a PR thing rather than a proper invite, so the answer is no I won't be going."

Vettel faces champagne moment after fourth title win

Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel celebrated in trademark fashion at the top of the podium after victory at the Indian Grand Prix brought him his fourth consecutive title.

The Red Bull driver was sprayed in the face with champagne by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, who came second in the Delhi race. Credit: James Moy Photography/Press Association Images
The 26-year-old German enjoyed the dregs of the bottle after his world championship was confirmed. Credit: James Moy Photography/Press Association Images
Rosberg and third-placed finisher Romain Grosjean of Lotus held the champion aloft in front of the crowds. Credit: James Moy Photography/Press Association Images
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