Vettel Wins F1 Brazilian GP
Sebastian Vettel led a 1-2 finish for Red Bull at the Brazilian GP over the weekend, ensuring a fight to the end for the driver’s title in Abu Dhabi next weekend.
Vettel, who started from the second grid, passed pole-sitter Nico Hulkenberg of Williams just before the first corner in the first lap, then dominated team mate Mark Webber to notch his fourth win of the season, and more importantly, give himself a shot at the title heading into next weekend’s final race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Webber finished the 71-lap race 4.2 seconds behind Vettel, while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso came in third 6.8 seconds later. McLaren team mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button could not keep up with the Red Bulls and ended up settling for fourth and fifth places, respectively. The pedestrian performance of the McLarens had a heavy toll on the drivers’ title hopes.
Alonso leads the driver’s title with 246 points, followed by Webber on 238. Vettel is in third place with 231 points while Hamilton has 222 points in fourth place. Defending champion Button is already out of contention as he only has 199 points heading into the final race.