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2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

The 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2013) was a Formula One motor race that was held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, in São Paulo, Brazil on 24 November 2013. The race, which was the last Grand Prix appearance for Australian driver Mark Webber, was the nineteenth and final round of the 2013 Formula One season, and marked the 42nd running of the Brazilian Grand Prix. This was also the last race for the 2.4 litre V8 naturally aspirated engines that were introduced at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix; they were replaced in 2014 with 1.6 litre V6 turbocharged engines with energy recovery systems.

2013 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 19 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One World Championship
Autódromo José Carlos Pace (AKA Interlagos) track map.svg
Race details[1]
Date 24 November 2013 (2013-11-24)
Official name Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.309 km (2.677 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.909 km (190.083 mi)
Weather Cloudy, Air Temp: 18°C
Pole position
Driver Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:26.479
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:15.436 on lap 51
Podium
First Red Bull-Renault
Second Red Bull-Renault
Third Ferrari

The race, contested over 71 laps, was won by Sebastian Vettel, his ninth straight Grand Prix victory, driving a Red Bull.[2] His teammate Webber finished in second place on his final race, and Fernando Alonso finished third for Scuderia Ferrari. Vettel established the then gargantuan records of 397 points total and 155 points margin to second-placed Alonso, the latter of which still stands today. Red Bull-Renault won the Constructors' Championship with a record difference of 236 points to second-placed Mercedes.

The McLaren team had scored no podiums during the season for the first time since 1980.

This was the final race also for Paul di Resta, until the Scotsman returned to replace Felipe Massa at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.[3]

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

TyresEdit

Like the previous Brazilian Grand Prix, tyre supplier Pirelli provided its orange-banded hard compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the white-banded medium compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre.

The teams will also be testing the company's new tyres for 2014 in the Friday Free Practice sessions.[4][5]

QualifyingEdit

All qualifying sessions were held in wet conditions. Intermediate tyres were mainly used for Q1 and Q2. Q3 was delayed 45 minutes because of rain, and all drivers started with full-wet tyres, but they ended the session with the intermediate tyres.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 1   Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:25.381 1:26.420 1:26.479 1
2 9   Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:25.556 1:26.626 1:27.102 2
3 3   Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:26.656 1:26.590 1:27.539 3
4 2   Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:26.689 1:26.963 1:27.572 4
5 10   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.342 1:26.698 1:27.677 5
6 8   Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:26.453 1:26.161 1:27.737 6
7 19   Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:27.209 1:27.078 1:28.052 7
8 18   Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:27.124 1:27.363 1:28.081 8
9 4   Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:26.817 1:27.049 1:28.109 9
10 11   Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:26.071 1:27.441 1:29.582 10
11 7   Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:26.266 1:27.456 11
12 14   Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:26.275 1:27.798 12
13 17   Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:26.790 1:27.954 13
14 6   Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.741 1:28.269 191
15 5   Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.398 1:28.308 14
16 15   Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:26.874 1:28.586 15
17 16   Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:27.367 16
18 12   Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:27.455 17
19 20   Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:27.843 18
20 21   Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:28.320 20
21 22   Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:28.366 21
22 23   Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:28.950 22
107% time: 1:31.315
Source:[6]
Notes
^1  – Sergio Pérez qualified fourteenth, but was given a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.[7]

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 71 1:32:36.300 1 25
2 2   Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 71 +10.452 4 18
3 3   Fernando Alonso Ferrari 71 +18.913 3 15
4 5   Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 71 +37.360 14 12
5 9   Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 +39.048 2 10
6 6   Sergio Pérez McLaren-Mercedes 71 +44.051 19 8
7 4   Felipe Massa Ferrari 71 +49.110 9 6
8 11   Nico Hülkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 71 +1:04.252 10 4
9 10   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 +1:12.903 5 2
10 19   Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 7 1
11 14   Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 12
12 12   Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 17
13 15   Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 15
14 7   Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 70 +1 Lap 11
15 18   Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 8
16 16   Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 70 +1 Lap 16
17 22   Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 21
18 21   Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 69 +2 Laps 20
19 23   Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 22
Ret 20   Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 58 Suspension 18
Ret 17   Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 45 Collision 13
Ret 8   Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 2 Engine 6
Source:[8]

NotesEdit

Final F1 race for

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
  • Bold indicates World Champions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013.
  2. ^ Benson, Andrew (24 November 2013). "Sebastian Vettel wins record ninth consecutive race in Brazil". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Sky F1's Paul di Resta replaces unwell Felipe Massa at Hungarian GP". skysports.com. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Pirelli to bring prototype 2014 tyres to Brazilian GP season finale for teams to test". Sky Sports. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Formula 1 teams to try 2014 tyres in Brazilian Grand Prix practice". Autosport. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  6. ^ "2013 Brazil Grand Prix Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. 23 November 2013. Archived from the original on 28 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  7. ^ Noble, Jonathan (24 November 2013). "Sergio Perez gets gearbox change penalty after crash". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  8. ^ "2013 Brazil Grand Prix Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. 24 November 2013. Archived from the original on 28 November 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Brazil 2013 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

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