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Vettel wins Abu Dhabi GP

 

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix overnight

Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber came in second, giving the team a one-two finish in the final Formula One race of the season.

Pole sitter Lewis Hamilton led up to the first set of pit stops, but retired due to a right rear brake failure on his McLaren.

Brawn GP driver Jenson Button was third, finishing ahead of teammate Rubens Barrichello and BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld at the Yas Marina circuit.

Vettel's win secured second place in the drivers' championship, 11 points behind Button.

"The number one target for myself here was to score second in the drivers' championship and we did it, and to do it with a victory is the best possible result," Vettel said.

"It's a perfect day, to finish the season on a high."

Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi, filling in for the injured Timo Glock, was sixth, finishing ahead of teammate Jarno Trulli and Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi.

 


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