Sebastian Vettel looks to defend F-1 title

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are still the champions until someone knocks them off the top step of...

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are still the champions until someone knocks them off the top step of the podium — and judging from the first practice results on Friday at Albert Park, that may be a tall order for any of the five contenders for the 2013 world championship.

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:01 AM ET

You know that old saying about the more things change, the more things stay the same.

Well that pretty much sums up the 2013 Formula 1 championship that begins early Sunday morning at Albert Park with the Australian Grand Prix.

Last season Ferrari was mired in an awful slump coming out of testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya.


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