2013 Brazilian Grand Prix
|Race 19 of 19 in the 2013 Formula One season|
|Date||24 November 2013|
|Official name||Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil|
|Location||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
4.309 km (2.677 mi)
|Distance||71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)|
|Weather||Cloudy, Air Temp: 18°C|
|Driver||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
|Driver||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault|
|Time||1:15.436 on lap 51|
|First||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault|
|Second||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault|
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; they were replaced in 2014 with 1.6 litre V6 turbocharged engines with energy recovery systems.
The race, contested over 71 laps, was won by Sebastian Vettel, his ninth straight Grand Prix victory, driving a Red Bull. His team-mate Webber finished in second place on his final race, and Fernando Alonso finished third for Scuderia Ferrari.
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.
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.
|1||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1:25.381||1:26.420||1:26.479||1|
|4||2||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault||1:26.689||1:26.963||1:27.572||4|
|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|
|12||14||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:26.275||1:27.798||12|
|16||15||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:26.874||1:28.586||15|
|20||21||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham-Renault||1:28.320||20|
|107% time: 1:31.315|
- ^1 – Sergio Pérez qualified fourteenth, but was given a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "2013 Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix". Formula1.com. Formula One Management.
- Dawes, Mike (24 November 2013). "Unstoppable! Masterful Vettel takes Brazilian Grand Prix in season finale to match 60-year record of nine straight wins as Webber claims second in last ever race". Daily Mail (London: dmg media). Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- Benson, Andrew (24 November 2013). "Sebastian Vettel wins record ninth consecutive race in Brazil". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- "Pirelli to bring prototype 2014 tyres to Brazilian GP season finale for teams to test". Sky Sports. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
- "Formula 1 teams to try 2014 tyres in Brazilian Grand Prix practice". Autosport. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
- "2013 Brazil Grand Prix Qualifying Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Management). 23 November 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Noble, Jonathan (24 November 2013). "Sergio Perez gets gearbox change penalty after crash". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 24 November 2013.
- "2013 Brazil Grand Prix Race Results". Formula1.com (Formula One Management). November 24, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
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