There was no champagne on the podium, but Sebastian Vettel ensured the 2009 season got a fitting send-off with a series of doughnuts to toast his Abu Dhabi victory.

There was no champagne on the podium, but Sebastian Vettel ensured the 2009 season got a fitting send-off with a series of doughnuts to toast his Abu Dhabi victory.

Sparkling rosewater was the order of the day on the podium, and as Mark Webber stepped back into the paddock of the Yas Marina Circuit, he reported that the liquid soaked into his Red Bull overalls hadn't tasted "too good".

Alcohol was strictly banned on the man-made Yas Island throughout the weekend, and even F1 teams' catering staff were unable to smuggle the odd bottle of wine into the circuit to use as food ingredients.

However, as BMW-Sauber staged its farewell to F1 with a Marina-side party for the entire paddock on Saturday night, it can be revealed that alcohol was not in short supply despite the wishes of the Muslim location.

Less thrilling was pole sitter Lewis Hamilton's final fling as world champion as he retired as a precaution with a brake problem, but the incoming champion Jenson Button showed his flair with a late-race stoush with Webber to the chequered flag.

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 55 1:34:03.414 2 10
2 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 55 +17.8 secs 3 8
3 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 55 +18.4 secs 5 6
4 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 55 +22.7 secs 4 5
5 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 55 +26.2 secs 8 4
6 10 Kamui Kobayashi Toyota 55 +28.3 secs 12 3
7 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 55 +34.3 secs 6 2
8 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 55 +41.2 secs 10 1
9 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 55 +45.9 secs 9
10 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 55 +48.1 secs 7
11 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 55 +52.7 secs 18
12 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 +54.3 secs 11
13 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 55 +59.8 secs 13
14 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 55 +69.6 secs 15
15 21 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 55 +94.4 secs 16
16 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 20
17 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 54 +1 Lap 17
18 8 Romain Grosjean Renault 54 +1 Lap 19
Ret 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 19 +35 Laps 1
Ret 11 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 17 +37 Laps 14