Motor racing-Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari

Reuters

MELBOURNE, March 26 (Reuters) - Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to dash Mercedes' hopes of extending their dominance into a fourth successive season of Formula One.

German Vettel cruised to his 43rd race victory with a 9.9 second gap to Mercedes' runner-up Lewis Hamilton, with the Briton's new team mate, Valtteri Bottas, finishing third. (Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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