Teams went into the race in the dark about pit strategy. And Red Bull’s attempt at a stacked stop in the second half of the race cost both their drivers precious time.
The McLaren drivers claimed from unpromising starting positions of 14th and 19th to claim the team’s best finishing positions of the year.
Rain did arrive during the Brazilian Grand Prix but it didn’t fall hard enough for long enough to force drivers to switch tyres.
Sebastian Vettel said his feat of winning nine consecutive races didn’t bear comparison with Alberto Ascari’s similar achievement.
The 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix in pictures.
Heikki Kovalainen said he was “upset” not to have helped Lotus score any points in his two races for the team in place of Kimi Raikkonen.
A furious Felipe Massa condemned the Brazilian Grand Prix stewards for giving him a drive-through penalty during the race.
Sebastian Vettel said he was disappointed to see the 2013 season end after winning the final nine race of the year in a row.
Mark Webber said he felt pride in his achievements as a Formula One driver after finishing on the podium in his final race.
Sebastian Vettel has rounded out the 2013 season in typically dominant fashion, taking his ninth victory in succession at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Mercedes are confirmed in second in the constructors’ championship ahead of Ferrari and Lotus, as Marussia claim tenth ahead of Caterham.
Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso.
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Sergio Perez has been moved back five places on the grid after receiving a penalty for changing his gearbox.
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Rain made for a hectic qualifying session in Brazil which caught out several drivers. Here’s what was said on the team radio.
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