Re: F1:Brazilian GP
Sebastian Vettel wins his third F1 world championship for Red Bull
By Andrew Benson
Chief F1 writer in Sao Paulo Comments (41)
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won a third consecutive world drivers' championship with sixth place in the Brazilian GP, which was won by Jenson Button.
In an incident-packed, rain-affected race, Vettel fought back after dropping to last place on the first lap when his car was damaged in a collision.
His rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished second, in which position he needed Vettel to be lower than seventh.
Lewis Hamilton led until he was hit by Force India's Nico Hulkenberg.
Race winner Jenson Button said: "This is the perfect way to end the season. We have had ups and downs and to end on a high bodes well for 2013."
More to follow.
Final Brazilian GP top 10
1. Jenson Button - McLaren 1:45:22.656
2. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari +2.754
3. Felipe Massa - Ferrari +3.615
4. Mark Webber - Red Bull +4.936
5. Nico Hulkenberg - Force India +5.708
6. Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull +9.453
7. Michael Schumacher - Mercedes +11.907
8. Jean-Eric Vergne - Toro Rosso +28.653
9. Kamui Kobayashi - Sauber +31.250
10. Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus +1 lap