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Button wins, Vettel is World Champion

Jenson Button emerged from the gloom to take a shining victory at Interlagos while behind him raged a battle royal for the F1 Drivers’ World Championship.

Hamilton on pole in Brazil

McLaren lock-out the Interlagos front row but in the championship battle Sebastian Vettel qualifies four places higher than Fernando Alonso.

Button quickest in FP3

McLaren continued to dominate Brazilian Grand Prix free practice but in FP3 it was Jenson Button not Lewis Hamilton at the top of the order.
All through Friday Button was quick in the final sector of the lap but on Saturday morning he managed to hook up the earlier part of Interlagos to rise to the top of the order early in the running. He was on the hard tyre with a time of 1:14.419. He held that position for most of the hour and replicated his pace on a qualifying simulation medium tyre run in the last five minutes, his ultimate pace being 1:13.188.

Hamilton quickest in FP2

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton topped the order in FP2, again leading from Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel.
Hamilton carried on where he left off in the morning, fastest of anyone, though by an increased margin, 0.274 up on Vettel. Mark Webber was again third quickest, followed by Felipa Massa and Fernando Alonso in the Ferraris. Michael Schumacher was sixth for Mercedes ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg. Jenson Button was eighth ahead of Romain Grosjean’s Lotus, with Paul di Resta rounding out the top ten for Force India. 

Hamilton quickest in FP1

Lewis Hamilton did just enough to finish on top of FP1, nine-thousandths of a second ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
FP1 was busier than usual with teams taking advantage of Pirelli’s 2013 prototype tyres, which were available today in addition to the 2012 specifications. Hamilton set his fastest lap of 1:14.131, 20 minutes into the session with the experimental rubber on his McLaren. Vettel got to within three-tenths of a second early in his run on the same 2013 tyres, and closed to within 0.009s after putting the 2012 hard tyre on the Red Bull. 

Räikkönen wins as Vettel powers to third in Abu Dhabi

Kimi Räikkönen took his first Formula One victory of the season with a controlled drive for Lotus in a thrilling Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Behind him Fernando Alonso pushed all the way in his Ferrari to finish second but perhaps the happier – or most relieved – driver on the podium was Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel who emerged from a torrid 24 hours with his title aspirated not seriously diminished.

Hamilton beats the Bulls

Mark Webber was edged out to second place and Sebastian Vettel third as Lewis Hamilton dominated the battle for pole position at Yas Marina.