Brazil Review: Webber Gets What He Deserved, Wanted, and Needed

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IMAGE [1]: The whole Red Bull team celebrates their victory and World Championship.

 

The 2011 Formula 1 season is over, it's finished. It ended in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where Mark Webber took a dominating race win after his teammate hit gearbox problems. It was Webber's first victory of 2011 and was also only the third Red Bull one-two finish this season. The Vettel, Webber, and the Red Bull squad left the 2011 Championship on a high note and look to be the people to beat next year.

 

Webber's teammate, Vettel suffered gearbox problems for most of the race and most likely lost the win because of those problems. He compared himself to Ayrton Senna's 1991 drive in Brazil over the team radio and said in the interview room that the difference was that Senna won. Vettel was pleased to make it to the flag in second but would have prefer ed the final win of the season.

 

Boom.jpgForce India left on a high with the Indian squad equalling their best result of the year, a 6-8 finish. McLaren wasn't as fortunate with Hamilton retiring and Button only finishing third. Schumacher and Senna both had awful races after the two collided.

 

IMAGE [2]: Senna hits Schumacher which gave the latter a puncture.

 

Rubens Barrichello drove a solid run on what could be the last race for the Brazilian. Barrichello has spent nineteen amazing years in Formula 1 and scored as many race wins in his career as Vettel has won this season. We hope to see more, but this might be the end of a legend.

 

Here are the final results

Place  Car 
No Driver Team Laps  
Elapsed Time 
Grid  
Pts
1 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 71 1:32:17.464 2 25
2 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 71 +16.9 secs 1 18
3 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 71 +27.6 secs 3 15
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 71 +35.0 secs 5 12
5 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 71 +66.7 secs 7 10
6 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 8 8
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 6 6
8 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 11 4
9 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 16 2
10 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 70 +1 Lap 15 1
11 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 13
12 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 14
13 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 17
14 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 12
15 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 10
16 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 69 +2 Laps 19
17 9 Bruno Senna Renault 69 +2 Laps 9
18 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 69 +2 Laps 20
19 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 68 +3 Laps 23
20 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 68 +3 Laps 22
Ret 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 61 Alternator 21
Ret 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 46 Gearbox 4
Ret 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 26 Spin 18
Ret 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 21 Wheel 24

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