2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

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The 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix was held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace (aka Interlagos), in São Paulo, Brazil on 24 November 2013.

The race, (formally known as the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2013was the 19th and final round of the 2013 Formula One season. It marked the 42nd running of the Brazilian Grand Prix. 

The race was won by Sebastian Vettel, for Red Bull Racing. It was a record-equaling (with Alberto Ascari) 9th consecutive Grand Prix victory; the 13th victory in the current season (another record-equalling achievement with Michael Schumacher); and Vettel's 39th career win.

Circuit Layout

19-brazil-circuit

Pole Position

Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull - 01:26.479

Race Results

PosNoDriverTeamTimeLapsFastest LapGridPts
11Germany Sebastian Vettel
Austria Red Bull01:32:36.30071

1
25
22Australia Mark Webber
Austria Red Bull+10.45271
01:15.436
4
18
33Spain Fernando Alonso
Italy Ferrari+18.91371

3
15
45United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom McLaren+37.36071

14
12
59Germany Nico Rosberg
Germany Mercedes+39.04871

2
10
66Mexico Sergio Pérez
United Kingdom McLaren+44.05171

19
8
74Brazil Felipe Massa
Italy Ferrari+49.11071

9
6
811Germany Nico Hulkenberg
Switzerland Sauber+1:04.25271

10
4
910United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes+1:12.90371

5
2
1019Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Italy Toro Rosso+1 lap70

7
1
1114United Kingdom Paul di Resta
India Force India+1 lap70

12
0
1212Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez
Switzerland Sauber+1 lap70

17
0
1315Germany Adrian Sutil
India Force India+1 lap70

15
0
147Finland Heikki Kovalainen
United Kingdom Lotus+1 lap70

11
0
1518France Jean-Eric Vergne
Italy Toro Rosso+1 lap70

8
0
1616Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
United Kingdom Williams+1 lap70

16
0
1722France Jules Bianchi
United Kingdom Marussia+2 laps69

21
0
1821Netherlands Giedo van der Garde
United Kingdom Caterham+2 laps69

20
0
1923United Kingdom Max Chilton
United Kingdom Marussia+2 laps69

22
0
Ret20France Charles Pic
United Kingdom CaterhamSuspension58

18
0
Ret17Finland Valtteri Bottas
United Kingdom WilliamsCollision45

13
0
Ret8France Romain Grosjean
United Kingdom LotusEngine2

6
0

Race Notes

The 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix marked the final Formula 1 Grand Prix appearance of Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) who marked his departure from F1 with a 2nd place podium finish. Webber will pursue a career in sportscar racing in 2014 as a factory team driver for the Porsche GT Team in the World Endurance Championship.

The race also marked the end of V8-powered engines in Formula 1. Technical rule changes being introduced for the 2014 Formula One season will see the V8 power-plants being replaced by 6-cylinder turbo engines.

As in the previous round of the 2013 F1 Season at the United States Grand Prix, Heikki Kovalainen replaced Kimi Räikkönen in the Lotus F1 Team.

Despite forecasts and persistent wet weather through most of the weekend, the race was held in dry conditions. This means that no race throughout the entire 2013 F1 season was run under wet weather conditions.

Grid Penalties

Sergio Perez (Mercedes-McLaren) qualified 14th but received a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change necessitated after crashing heavily during Qualification. He started the race from 19th position on the grid.

Race Tyres

tyres

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.

Teams had also planned to test Pirelli's new tyres for the 2014 season in the Friday Free Practice sessions. Unfortunately, due to persistent rain during both the Practice Sessions, only two laps using the test tyres were managed.

Weather

2013-brazil-weather

All Practice Sessions and the Qualifying Sessions were held in wet conditions, with the 3rd Qualifying Session being delayed by Race Control for 40 minutes due to heavy rain, and significant amounts of standong water on the circuit.

Race day forecasts indicated a high possibility of rain during the race itself (as high as 60% probability by mid-race). Bar a small amount of very light drizzle at one stage, this did not occur, and the race was completed by all teams with needing to use wet weather tyres at all.

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