Red Bull's Webber ends winless streak with victory in season-ending race
Mark Webber finally ended his victory drought by taking the final chequered flag of the 2011 Formula One season in Brazil. Webber's first win for 26 races came at the expense of Sebastian Vettel as his Red Bull team-mate was forced to drive for the bulk of the 71-lap race with a gearbox issue.
Mark Webber celebrates after winning the Brazilian GP in Sao Paulo
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That did not stop Vettel from conjuring a one-two for Red Bull at Interlagos, appropriately so in a year they have dominated from the start in Australia to the finish in South America. Behind them, Jenson Button continued his stunning end to the year by claiming his eighth podium in the last nine races, so finishing second in the drivers' championship. However, it was a sorry end for McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton as he retired with a gearbox issue.
Sutil, Resta in Top 10
Sahara Force India earned twelve points to finish the season on a high note. Adrian Sutil finished sixth and Paul di Resta eighth for Vijay Mallya's team. Sutil matched his best finish of the season and finished ninth in the drivers' standings with 42 points (last season he had finished 11th). Di Resta, in his rookie season, finished 13th in the drivers' standings with 27 points.
Brazilian GP results
1. Mark Webber (Red Bull)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
3. Jenson Button (McLaren)
4. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
5. Felipe Massa (Ferrari)
6. Adrian Sutil (Force India)
7. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
8. Paul di Resta (Force India)
9. Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) 10. Vitaly Petrov (Lotus)