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Nov 24

F1: Live Updates! Sunday Brazilian Grand Prix On-Site Coverage

(L-R) Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso celebrate on the podium at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

(L-R) Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso celebrate on the podium at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 2013 Formula 1 season concluded today at Interlagos. Red Bull finished one-two with four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel claiming his 13th win of the season. Webber claimed the runner-up spot in his final F1 race with Fernando Alonso in third.

We caught up with several drivers to talk about the season-ending Brazilian GP. Here’s what they had to say…

Ninth Straight Win Was No Walk In The Park, Says Vettel 

Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Brazilian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Brazilian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel’s ninth straight victory in Interlagos has tied him with the record set by Alberto Ascari over the 1952-’53 seasons.

However this time he had to work hard for it, having lost the lead on the first lap and then faced a delay in the pits when the team called him in at the last minute and his tires were not ready. Throughout the race, he was kept on his toes by Mark Webber.

Nov 24

F1: Massa Says Penalty Kept Him From Reaching Podium In Brazil

Felipe Massa drives during the Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa drives during the Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa was set for a podium finish in his last race with Ferrari until a drive-through penalty cost him track position at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Massa finished the season-ending race seventh after starting ninth, but he was running fourth when he was penalized for illegally crossing a pit line near the midway point of the race at his home track of Interlagos.

Massa said teammate Fernando Alonso, who was running third and had already secured second in the drivers’ standings, was ready to let him pass for a podium finish in front of the Brazilian crowd.

Nov 24

F1: Alonso, Vettel Lead Tributes To Webber

Mark Webber celebrates with his team after the Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber celebrates with his team after the Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber has concluded his Formula 1 career with a second-place finish in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Aussie put in a smashing final lap of 1:15:436 to claim fastest lap honors but was unable to track down his Red Bull Racing teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Webber ends his 12-year F1 career with 42 podium finishes – including nine wins and 16 runner-up finishes. All of his victories came under the Red Bull banner, with the first coming at the Nurburgring and final at Monaco.

Nov 24

IndyCar: Russian Driver Mikhail Aleshin Joins SPM For 2014 Season

Mikhail Aleshin will replace Tristan Vautier (pictured) next season at Schmidt Peterson Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mikhail Aleshin will replace Tristan Vautier (pictured) next season at Schmidt Peterson Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports has signed Russian driver Mikhail Aleshin for its second IndyCar entry in 2014.

The 26-year-old Aleshin got his first seat time in an Indy car this week when he tested at Sebring International Raceway. He then put together a deal to be teammates next season with Simon Pagenaud.