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Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian GP

November 24th, 2013 1:55 pm by Associated Press

Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian GP

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. (AP Photo)

SAO PAULO — Sebastian Vettel won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher's record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari.

Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was second in his final F1 race. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was third.

Vettel, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, was overtaken by Nico Rosberg of Mercedes at the start but regained the lead on the second lap and cruised to his second victory in Brazil, and 39th of his career. He crossed the line 10.4 seconds in front of Webber.

Jenson Button was fourth for McLaren's best finish of the season. Rosberg was fifth and Mexico's Sergio Perez finished sixth after starting 19th in his final race with McLaren.

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