F1: Vettel Wins Abu Dhabi, Driver’s Title

Sebastian-VettelSebastian Vettel dominated the F1 season’s final race in Abu Dhabi over the weekend, helping the Red Bull driver win the championship over team mate Mark Webber and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

Vettel, who came into Abu Dhabi in third place in the driver’s standings, led the race from start to finish, while Alonso and Webber struggled to recover after taking early pit stops. Alonso and Webber, the top two contenders for the title prior to the final race, ended up in seventh and eight places at Yas Marina, respectively.

McLaren team mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button tried their best to deny Red Bull a sweep of both the constructor’s and driver’s titles, but Vettel showed nerves of steel en route to the dominating performance. It was a big win for Vettel, who took five races this season but led the championship only after the final race, when it mattered most.