Webber ends long drought in Brazil

 

Formula One:Mark Webber finally ended his victory drought by taking the final chequered flag of the 2011 season in Brazil.

Webber’s first win for 26 races came at the expense of Sebastian Vettel as his Red Bull team-mate was forced to drive for the bulk of the 71-lap race with a gearbox issue.

That did not stop Vettel from conjuring a one-two for Red Bull at Interlagos, appropriately so in a year they have dominated from the start in Australia to the finish in South America.

Behind them, Jenson Button continued his stunning end to the year by claiming his eighth podium in the last nine races, so finishing second in the drivers’ championship.

However, it was a sorry end for McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton as he retired with a gearbox issue.