Ninth win in a row for Vettel

2013-11-24 19:54
VETTEL WINS, AGAIN: Sebastian Vettel dominated the 2013 Abu Dhabi GP on Sunday with his seventh consecutive win in a row, and his 11th for the season. Image: AFP

Sao Paulo - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up a record ninth victory in a row, and 13th of the Formula One season.

Australian team mate Mark Webber bowed out of the sport with second place, anchoring a Red Bull one-two in his 215th and final race for the champions, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso third.

Vettel is the first driver to win nine successive races in a single season although Italian Alberto Ascari strung together nine in a row over two campaigns in 1952-53.

The 26-year-old German's victory equalled compatriot Michael Schumacher's 2004 record with Ferrari of 13 wins in a season.

Vettel and Red Bull had secured their fourth successive drivers' and constructors' titles last month.

Result from the Brazilian F1 GP at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on Sunday:

1 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1hr32min36.300
2 Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull +00min10.452
3 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari +00min18.913
4 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren +00min37.360
5 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes +00min39.048
6 Sergio Perez (Mexico) McLaren +00min44.051
7 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari +00min49.110
8 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Sauber +01min04.252
9 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes +01min12.903
10 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1 lap
11 Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1 lap
12 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber +1 lap
13 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India +1 lap
14 Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Lotus +1 lap
15 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso +1 lap
16 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams +1 lap
17 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia +2 laps
18 Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham +2 laps
19 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia +2 laps


Charles Pic (France) Caterham - 13 laps
Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams - 26 laps
Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 69 laps
Fastest lapmin Mark Webber,1min15.436, lap 51.


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