Big prize still unclaimed

At its sixth attempt having debuted in 2005, Red Bull secured its first constructors' world championship on Sunday at Interlagos.

"To do this after six seasons is great," said team boss Christian Horner on BBC, before mechanics began blaring Queen's 'We Are The Champions' from the speakers in the pit garage.

But the coveted drivers' world championship is still up for grabs, with Mark Webber - who finished second in Brazil - eight points behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso with just next Sunday's Abu Dhabi finale to go.

But a "1 (point gap) would have been nice," admitted Australian Webber, referring to his spat with his teammate Sebastian Vettel.

He is referring to the fact that, if Red Bull had imposed team orders and moved winner Vettel aside at Interlagos, he would be 7 points further up the road.

But German Vettel and race winner is still in the hunt, 15 points behind, while Lewis Hamilton's 24 point gap means his is only a remote mathematical chance of a second title.

"If we're not quick enough here, we won't be quick enough in Abu Dhabi," said the downbeat Briton, who finished fourth on Sunday.

His McLaren teammate and outgoing world champion Jenson Button is now definitely out of the hunt.

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 71 1:33:11.803 2 25
2 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 71 +4.2 secs 3 18
3 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 71 +6.8 secs 5 15
4 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 71 +14.6 secs 4 12
5 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 71 +15.5 secs 11 10
6 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 71 +35.3 secs 13 8
7 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 71 +43.4 secs 8 6
8 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 1 4
9 11 Robert Kubica Renault 70 +1 Lap 7 2
10 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 12 1
11 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 14  
12 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 22  
13 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 19  
14 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 6  
15 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 9  
16 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 70 +1 Lap 10  
17 22 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 15  
18 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 69 +2 Lap 20  
19 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 18  
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 17  
21 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 24  
22 20 Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 65 +6 Laps 23  
Ret 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 62 +9 Laps 21  
Ret 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 49 Accident 16

 

 

Pos Driver Nationality Team Points
1 Fernando Alonso Spanish Ferrari 246
2 Mark Webber Australian RBR-Renault 238
3 Sebastian Vettel German RBR-Renault 231
4 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 222
5 Jenson Button British McLaren-Mercedes 199
6 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 143
7 Nico Rosberg German Mercedes GP 130
8 Robert Kubica Polish Renault 126
9 Michael Schumacher German Mercedes GP 72
10 Rubens Barrichello Brazilian Williams-Cosworth 47
11 Adrian Sutil German Force India-Mercedes 47
12 Kamui Kobayashi Japanese BMW Sauber-Ferrari 32
13 Nico Hulkenberg German Williams-Cosworth 22
14 Vitantonio Liuzzi Italian Force India-Mercedes 21
15 Vitaly Petrov Russian Renault 19
16 Sebastien Buemi Swiss STR-Ferrari 8
17 Pedro de la Rosa Spanish BMW Sauber-Ferrari 6
18 Nick Heidfeld German BMW Sauber-Ferrari 6
19 Jaime Alguersuari Spanish STR-Ferrari 3
20 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish Lotus-Cosworth 0
21 Jarno Trulli Italian Lotus-Cosworth 0
22 Karun Chandhok Indian HRT-Cosworth 0
23 Bruno Senna Brazilian HRT-Cosworth 0
24 Lucas di Grassi Brazilian Virgin-Cosworth 0
25 Timo Glock German Virgin-Cosworth 0
26 Sakon Yamamoto Japanese HRT-Cosworth 0
27 Christian Klien Austrian HRT-Cosworth 0

 

Pos Team Points
1 RBR-Renault 469
2 McLaren-Mercedes 421
3 Ferrari 389
4 Mercedes GP 202
5 Renault 145
6 Williams-Cosworth 69
7 Force India-Mercedes 68
8 BMW Sauber-Ferrari 44
9 STR-Ferrari 11
10 Lotus-Cosworth 0
11 HRT-Cosworth 0
12 Virgin-Cosworth 0

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