Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Vettel wins Formula 1 Grand Prix in Brazil

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Williams Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg (R) of Germany celebrates with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel of Germany after they finished first and second respectively in the qualifying session of the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix race at Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, November 6, 2010.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 7 -- With optimal conditions on the race track, Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian GP of Formula 1 on Sunday at the Interlagos raceway in Sao Paulo. The win puts the German driver from team Red Bull in third place in the standings with only one event left in the season.

Vettel's teammate Mark Webber finished second place, followed by third place Ferrari driver Fernando Alosno. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton finished fourth, followed by teammate Jenson Button. Team Mercedes placed sixth and seventh with Nico Roseberg and Michael Schumacher, respectively.

Starting the race in the pole postion, rookie Nico Hulkenberg, from team Williams, finished eighth, Renault's Robert Kubica finished ninth and Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi rounded out tenth place.

Brazil had four pilots competing in Sunday's GP. Rubens Barrichello, of team Williams, beat out Ferrari's Felipe Massa, placing fourteenth and fifteenth, respectively. Bruno Senna, nefew of legendary pilots Ayrton Senna, finished twenty-first, followed by Lucas Di Grassi in twenty-third place.

As a result of Red Bull's performance on Sunday, the team earned enough points to guarantee their first-ever Constructor’s Title.

With only one race remaining, leader Felipe Alonso must place in second, or better, next week in Abu Dhabi to guarantee his title of this year's World Championship. The title remains an open contest among four pilots. First place Alonso currently has 246 points, trailed by Mark Webber with 238 points, Sebastian Vettle with 231 points and Lewis Hamilton with 222 points.


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