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Vettel wins ahead of Webber, in final race of 2013 // The rain held off allowing the last race for the 2013 season to go ahead

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Vettel wins ahead of Webber, in final race of 2013
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The Brazilian Grand Prix started out dry, and although the threat of rain did increase, and spots did fall from the sky, there was no need for anything but the slick tyres.

Sebastian Vettel had an unusually poor start, losing out on the lead into the first corner but clawing it back on the second lap. Even a slow pit stop couldn’t stop him from winning his ninth consecutive victory in a row.

Mark Webber finished second on his final race in Formula One, whilst Felipe Massa was emotional for his last race with Ferrari, and was running well until a drive through for crossing the white line at the pit entry pushed him down the points. McLaren had a very good race to finish with both drivers in the top ten, Jenson Button up in fourth which cheered him up after a disappointing qualifying.

The lack of rain meant a somewhat normal race which meant Caterham couldn’t get anywhere near 13th place. That allowed Marussia to stay tenth in the championship, the first time they have beaten Caterham since both joined in 2010. Charles Pic retired from the race with suspension damage, Valtteri Bottas collided with Hamilton, and Romain Grosjean had a spectacular engine blowout on lap four.