It was the first victory of the season for champions Mercedes.
It was the first victory of the season for champions Mercedes.
The six-and-half-year-old made the entire racing world sit up and take note of him when he emerged champion in the Bambino Championship 2017-18.
The Australian, who started sixth after almost missing qualifying, made the most of fresher tyres to finish 8.8 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas in a Mercedes.
Vettel now leads defending champion Lewis Hamilton by 17 points after two of the 21 races.
Sebastian Vettel made full use of the virtual safety car to sneak in front of the defending champion midway the race.
After switching to the Renault power unit after three gloomy years with Honda, McLaren's MCL33 suffered more glitches and completed fewer laps on the test track than any other team.
Ferrari have not won a driver's title since Finland's Kimi Raikkonen did so in 2007, and were last constructors' world champions in 2008.
Any change of team name has to be approved by Formula One, with a majority of the teams also voting in favor.
The 'Pirelli hot laps' program will start at the Bahrain Grand Prix in early April and feature at nine other rounds of the 21-race championship.
The change, which also applies to all support races, will come into effect from the start of the season in Australia on March 25.
Hamilton' fourth title, in the sport's first season under new US-based owners Liberty Media after the Bernie Ecclestone decades, has set the scene for an unprecedented battle on the track in 2018.
Speaking to reporters at the Italian team's pre-Christmas lunch in Maranello, the Fiat Chrysler chief executive said his previous threats to take Ferrari out of the sport after 2020 should not be taken lightly.
With Formula One chairman Chase Carey looking on, newly-re-elected International Automobile Federation president Jean Todt handed the 32-year-old Mercedes driver the silverware he won in Mexico with two races to spare.
After more than 30 years away from the sport, the Italian car manufacturer will return in 2018 following an agreement with Sauber F1.
Massa ends the season 11th overall, with 43 points compared to his teenage rookie Canadian team mate Lance Stroll on 40.
It was Vettel's fifth win of the season, 47th of his career, and Ferrari's first since Hungary at the end of July.
The 36-year-old had been due to retire last season, but was recalled by the Williams team after Valtteri Bottas left for Mercedes following the surprise retirement of 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg.
Ferrari could quit Formula One after 2020 if the sport's new owners take it in a direction contrary to the Italian sportscar maker's interests, chairman Sergio Marchionne said.
Hamilton had a virtually insurmountable 66-point lead over second place driver Vettel, who had 265 points, with just three races to go in the 20-race season.
Hamilton now looks sure to finish off the job and become Britain's first four times world champion in Mexico next weekend.
The Mercedes driver crossed the line 1.2 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen, after picking up vibrations on his tyres in the dying stages of an otherwise trouble-free race.
Hamilton, who had started on pole position, finished second for Mercedes with his Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel limiting the damage by racing from last place on the grid to fourth.
The Mercedes driver now has a 28-point cushion over the German with six of the 20 races remaining.
The 28-year-old has won two races so far this season, in Austria and Russia, and is third in the standings with a 41-point gap to championship leader Hamilton.
The triple champion led Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas to a runaway one-two finish at Ferrari's home track.
The Briton's fifth success in 12 races this season, and 58th of his career, came a day after he equaled Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68 pole positions.
Vettel is 14 points clear of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in the current championship ahead of Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.
Honda's reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won his second consecutive race and third of the season at the Czech Grand Prix with team mate Dani Pedrosa finishing second.
In his 50th race for Ferrari, the four-time champion German controlled the contest from pole position in stifling heat to reel off his first win in five races since the Monaco Grand Prix.
The announcement came a day after the team and Honda canceled a planned partnership from 2018.
The Briton's drive from pole to flag on an overcast afternoon was lonely, uneventful and dominant.
The flamboyant businessman, currently fighting a high-profile Indian extradition request, speaks instead of 'enjoying the fruits' of his labors on track and planning high-flying Force India's next decade.
Sebastian Vettel finished a mere 0.6 of a second behind Bottas to increase his lead over Lewis Hamilton to 20 points after nine races.
Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second after overcoming a first-lap collision with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen that forced him to pit.
The Silverstone-based team has gone through various guises already, starting out as Jordan in 1991 and then becoming Midland in 2006 and Spyker in 2007 before Mallya took control in 2008.
It was Hamilton's third victory of the season and also his third in a row at the sun-bathed but windswept Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
The troubled Force India co-owner said he remained in for the long haul despite his legal problems with the Indian government.
He became the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher in 2001 to win the showcase Monaco Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver's 55th career win was hard-fought and tense, however, with Ferrari's Vettel seizing the lead at the start and in the hunt all the way to the finish as the tyre strategies played out.
Originally from Bengaluru, the 19-year-old moved to Europe initially after winning the Force India Formula One team's 'One in a Billion' Indian driver talent competition in 2011. He is currently competing in the GP3 support series.
Finland's Valtteri Bottas seized the first F1 victory of his career at the Russian Grand Prix after jumping both Ferraris at the start and then holding his nerve over the tense closing laps.
A crowd-funding site was set up to raise funds for the teenager's medical treatment and recovery, with F1 drivers joining the motorsport community in expressing support.
The victory was Vettel's second of the season after the four-times world champion won the opener in Australia.
Lewis Hamilton took victory for Mercedes in Chinese Formula One Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in second and Max Verstappen of Red Bull taking third.
The triple world champion lapped the 5.4-kilometer long circuit in one minute, 31.678 seconds in his Mercedes, edging Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel by 0.186 seconds.
Malaysia has hosted a round of the World Championships at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) since 1999.
Vettel beat Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas by a comfortable margin in the season-opening Melbourne GP two weeks ago.
Four-time 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.
Hamilton's flying lap of one minute 22.188 seconds set a new record at Albert Park, but was only 0.268 seconds in front of German Vettel, offering the tantalizing prospect of a competitive championship after three years of domination by the Silver Arrows.
The Finn has proved his pace over 77 races with Williams, but knows he will be stepping up into the big leagues when he starts his first race for the reigning constructors' champions at this week's Australian GP.