Red Bull's Vettel wins at the season finale at Abu Dhabi
2 November 2009

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel claimed victory in Formula One’s season finale in Abu Dhabi, securing second place in the driver’s championship as a result.

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton led the race at the spectacular Yas Marina circuit until the first round of pit stops but he had to retire soon after with a rear brake problem.

See the hi-res pics from the Abu Dhabi GP

Vettel’s team mate Mark Webber held off Jenson Button’s late challenge to take second. Button’s third place was only his second podium finish in the last ten races.

Button’s team mate Rubens Barrichello finished fourth ahead of BMW’s Nick Heidfeld, while rookie Kamui Kobayashi took an impressive sixth in his Toyota.

Classified results after 55 laps:

1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault2. Webber Red Bull-Renault3. Button Brawn-Mercedes4. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes5. Heidfeld BMW Sauber6. Kobayashi Toyota7. Trulli Toyota8. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari9. Rosberg Williams-Toyot10. Kubica BMW Sauber11. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes12. Raikkonen Ferrari13. Nakajima Williams-Toyota14. Alonso Renault15. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes16. Grosjean Renault17. Fisichella Ferrari18. Sutil Force India-Mercedes


Hamilton McLaren-MercedesAlguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari

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2 November 2009

These are great pictures, but they're not hi res!

2 November 2009

It was a one lap race!, the last lap!, plus Jonathan Leggard pontificating about Lewis Hamilton, even after he'd retired from the race,Abu Dhabi looked fabulous, as you'd expect where money apparently does grow on trees!, roll on 2010, new cars ,new regs and no doubt something "gate" will again rear it's ugly head!

Peter Cavellini.

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