Mark Webber wins the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix, ending a beautiful season for Red Bull

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 29, 2011

Red Bull’s Mark Webber won the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, which ends the season. This is his first F1 victory since August 2010. This season, his team-mate Sebastian Vettel seemed to get the upper hand. Vettel began the race from pole position. This set a new record at F1 as this is his 15th for the season. In the early laps, Vettel was the leader but his engineer noted an issue with the second and third gears.

Vettel was then asked to short shift to reduce the pressure on the transmission. Webber was able to close in and take first place from Vettel. From that point on, Webber dominated the race. Vettel took second place and was well ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. In the opening lap, Alonso had a quick start and easily went past McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

On lap 11, he then got ahead of Jenson Button with a brave move around the outside of the Briton at the fast Ferradura corner. Towards the end of the race, Button advanced as his McLaren had shown that it was more effective on the hard tire compound than the Ferrari that Alonso was driving. On lap 62, Button got back to third place. But by then, Webber and Vettel were far ahead and Button had no chance of closing in.

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