The German, who had began in third, benefited from a wierd Ferrari technique which noticed him leapfrog teammate Charles Leclerc, who had begun in pole place.
The transfer angered the 21-year-old — and he made his emotions identified.
“I do not perceive the undercut in any respect. However we talk about it later,” Leclerc fired over the crew radio.
The problem involved the crew’s determination to pit Vettel early, which allowed him to get forward of his teammate as Leclerc emerged from a pit cease a lap later.
For Vettel, although, it was a a lot wanted win after a troublesome 12 months for the four-time world champion who has been plagued with dangerous luck and susceptible to sloppy errors.
“I am very joyful. It was a terrific race. To begin with large congratulations to the crew,” mentioned Vettel, who mentioned he was stunned to return out forward of the sphere.
“The beginning of the season has been troublesome for us, then we began to return alive and I am actually happy with everybody’s work again residence.”
Regardless of the race doing no favors for crew cohesion, Ferrari can take pleasure in its first one-two since 2017.
There have been, nonetheless, no enormous celebrations between its two drivers after the race with Leclerc nonetheless visibly annoyed with the way it ended.
The younger driver managed to maintain his feelings in verify throughout the podium ceremony and supplied a realistic reply to the world’s media.
“We got here right here hoping for a podium and got here away with a one-two,” mentioned Leclerc.
“I am upset for me however I’ll come again stronger.
“The technique was mounted at the start (and) I caught to the plan, a very powerful (factor) was that we completed one-two.”
Leclerc and Verstappen are each tied on factors in third, 32 factors additional adrift.