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Round 19 - Brazil I Editorial

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All eyes on the Aussie While the records and accolades continue to mount up for Sebastian Vettel, this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix is hugely significant for the other Red Bull star, Mark Webber, and his army of supporters. The fast sweeping Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo is the venue for the Aussie battler’s final Formula 1 race, bringing down the curtain on a remarkable 12 year career in motor racing’s top tier. It has certainly been a story full of twists, turns, ups and downs. One wonders what lies in store for Webber’s last hurrah. Webber is one of a dying breed of racing drivers who have battled their way to the top of the motorsport ladder. Over the years he has endeared himself to F1 fans the world over with his pure talent and his heart on the sleeve say what he feels nature. His attitude, skill and tales of success and woe have built him an army of fans in his homeland Australia and this has been replicated his adopted home country of England. It’s feat very few Aussie sportstars will ever achieve in the UK, which just goes to show how well liked he has become. It is fair to say Formula 1 will have a huge void to fill and both the sport and fans will probably miss him more than he will miss it. This week Speedcafe.com has delved into the archives to produce a definitive five part guide to Webber’s career uncovering his early beginnings right through to Formula One greatness. In this Race Guide, we take a look at just how talented a driver Webber has been over the last 12 years, using the only true talent barometer in the sport - a team-mate comparison. Webber has worked with and battled against nine team-mates at four teams and as the stats show more often than not he has come out on top. Although Sebastian Vettel has proven impossible to beat over the last eight races, don’t discount the chances of ‘Aussie Grit’ having the last laugh this weekend.

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n decades to come, Mark Webber will be remembered by many as the man who came off second best in an intra-team rivalry with Sebastian Vettel. The duo have spent five seasons together at Red Bull in which the German has won the title four times and Webber has scored a season end best finish of just third. A total of 38 wins have fallen to Vettel, with just nine to Webber.

Speedcafe.com’s Tom Howard analyses just how Mark Webber stacks up against all of his Formula 1 team-mates

The coldness of that reality, however, belies the fact that the Australian will retire from a 12 season career in Formula 1 with a formidable record against his nine previous team-mates. Here we take a look back at Webber’s complete head-to-head statistics.

It was the first points finish for the team since 1999, a statement which underlined his talent. Shortly after the initial three race deal was extended to the full season. His team mate Alex Yoong, who provided vital Kuala Lumpa tourism dollars from his native Malaysia, provided little in the way of a battle for supremacy at the Italian squad. In the end, Webber scored a 100 percent

points share, out-qualified his team-mate at every race and recorded an impressive average finish of 11th position. He also out qualified rising star Anthony Davidson, who was brought in to replace Yoong for two races. As a result of Webber’s efforts, Minardi finished above Arrows and Toyota in the Constructors’ Championship.

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Webber burst onto the Formula 1 scene in 2002 after landing an initial three race deal, brokered by manager Flavio Briatore, to join the Minardi team run by late Australian Paul Stoddart. He made an immediate impact by guiding his underpowered Minardi to finish an incredible fifth in the season opening Australian Grand Prix, endearing himself to his home crowd and F1 fans worldwide.

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Jaguar

Mark Webber

Antonio Pizzonia

Justin Wilson

Season 2003

Jaguar Webber v Antonio Pizzonia/Justin Wilson (2003) Webber v Christian Klien (2004) Webber’s reward for a hugely impressive debut season was a lucrative deal to join Jaguar Racing, which lasted two years. The move to the Milton Keynes based squad, which has now morphed into Red Bull Racing, brought with it a much tougher challenge from the garage next to him. Highly rated Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia joined the team with high hopes after dominating junior formulas in the UK. Webber’s season started slowly but by

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the third round in Brazil he showed his raw speed by topping the wet Friday qualifying session, ahead of the all conquering Ferraris. He went on to qualify third on the grid, which was Jaguar’s best result at the time in their four year history. Once again Webber ended the year with another 100 percent points share for the team racking up 17 points, which earned him 10th in the Drivers‘ Championship. His best finish was sixth compared to Pizzonia’s best of ninth. Pizzonia was completely outclassed by Webber in every area. In qualifying the Aussie won the head-to-head 13-3 and was only beaten in a race twice. Such was his dominance and the Brazilian’s lack of pace, Pizzonia was replaced mid season by Minardi driver Justin Wilson, but the Brit

Williams

Mark Webber

Nick Heidfeld

Antonio Pizzonia

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36 - 46% (compared to Heidfeld)

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of the season and he was replaced by Pizzonia. Despite Heidfeld recording a better best finish of second and a pole position, Webber won the qualifying battle against the German 14-5

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also struggled against Webber. Perhaps the most impressive stats from Webber in 2003 were an average grid slot of 9.8 and average finish of 7.2, once again showing he was clearly outperforming both the car and his team-mates. In pace comparison, he was almost two seconds faster compared to Pizzonia. Jaguar’s form dipped in 2004 and they endured a difficult season with reliability. Despite this, Webber still showed glimpses of raw talent. This was once again shown in qualifying and in his duel with new teammate Christian Klien. In Malaysia, Webber achieved his best grid slot of his F1 career at that point when he split the Ferraris of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello to line up second. But it was against his team-mate where he really asserted himself as the number one driver for a third consecutive season. Despite both drivers recording a best finish of sixth, Webber won the qualifying battle 16-2, scored six more points than his rival and beat Klien 10-6 in races.

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(2005) sreWebber ntravv Nick p Heidfeld/Antonio mun(2006) italpPizzonia duo rp ruO Webber Nico Rosberg With Jaguar Racing’s future in doubt, Webber completed a move to Williams and it was here where his number one driver status came under serious threat for the first time. Experienced German Nick Heidfeld lined up alongside him for the majority of the year and provided an intense intra-team battle. For Webber, the season was his best yet recording 36 points and his maiden podium with a third place finish in Monaco where, frustratingly, he had finished one place behind Heidfeld. Heidfeld actually scored four more points than Webber during their battle and the German even snatched a pole position on home soil at the Nurburgring. However, injury forced him to miss the final five races

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Round 19 - Brazil I Cover Story and the race battle 9-6. He also eclipsed Heidfeld in average qualifying and average finish categories, but on pace comparison only 0.071s split the pair in the Australian’s favour. The change of engine supplier from the race winning BMW V10 to Cosworth power hurt Williams in 2006 and their form significantly suffered. However, Webber faced up against another new team-mate in the form of new GP2 champion Nico Rosberg. The son of former F1 world champion Keke, provided a close intra-team rivalry. Webber prevailed by outscoring his team mate by three points and he once again showed his qualifying prowess with a 12-6 score in the head-to-head. Rosberg was much closer in races managing to beat his

Williams

Webber v David Coulthard (2007-2008) Webber v Sebastian Vettel (2009-2013) Frustrated by a couple of difficult seasons at Williams, Webber moved back to the familiar surroundings of Milton Keynes to join Red Bull Racing. On paper his first two seasons presented his toughest team-mate battle yet, racing against 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard. The Scot was coming to the end of his F1 career but still offered plenty of talent to worry most drivers. In 2007, Coulthard outscored Webber by four points but that was the only area he was superior. Qualifying belonged to Mark as he thrashed Coulthard 15-2, which he went on to better the following season. He also finished ahead in races 9-7. This dominance grew in 2008 with Webber enjoying a 72 percent share of the team’s points, beating the former F1 world championship runner-up convincingly in every category. Webber’s dominance in team-mate battles came to an end in 2009 with the arrival of Sebastian Vettel, although the year produced his maiden Grand Prix win in Germany. The German been the thorn in his side for the last five years and although the battles at times have been close, Vettel has come out on top in every category and subsequently won four world championships. The first two seasons of the rivalry proved to

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opponent on five occasions and ended the year with a better average finish thanks in part to Webber’s shocking run of mechnical failures. Overall he was just half a second quicker than Rosberg, who will go down as his third best team-mate.

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Looking at the statistics, Webber’s record against team mates is up there against the very best in the sport. Only one of nine team mates has beaten him and he has clearly outperformed his machinery at times to embarrass rivals in the opposite end of the garage. Although helped by some mediocre rivals in the past, Webber has accrued a better overall average qualifying and race finish stat, when all his team mates results are combined. Amazingly from his 214 Grand Prix starts, he averages a 6.7 grid slot and race finish and he convincingly triumphs 125-89 in the qualifying battle. Vettel’s dominance has ensured that his team-mates shine through on wins, poles and points, but overall Webber has been three tenths quicker than his nine rivals. That’s a stat that even Mark would describe as “not bad for a number two driver.”

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championship achieving only one less win and finishing just 14 points adrift. It will go down as his best year against Vettel. There is no hiding from the stats that Webber has certainly met his match against Vettel. However, it must be said that Mark has experienced more than his fair share of bad luck, mechanical failures and misfortune compared to his rival over the last five years.

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Round 19 - Brazil I Track Details

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AUTÓDROMO JOSÉ CARLOS PACE Technical preview with the Lotus F1 team

THE CAR Rear wing Downforce level is a little bit lighter than Texas or Abu Dhabi with the intention of maximising top speed on the long straight. Brakes There are no particular challenges for the brakes other than ensuring that temperatures remain relatively high at the end of the long straight, which forms the downhill entry into Turn 1. Suspension As we see so often in the current calendar, this is a compromise. The car needs to be strong in the high speed turns, but also have quick change of direction for the low speed Turns 8 & 9. Good traction is also required on exiting Turns 8, 9, 10 and particularly Turn 12 to maximise speed heading up the long hill on to the start / finish straight. Tyres As per last time out in Austin, the allocation here is once more the hardest in Pirelli’s arsenal with the medium and hard compounds elected. This is quite conservative and could make for a one

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stop race depending on degradation levels. With a relative absence of high lateral loadings – discounting the final sector – Interlagos is not expected to be too demanding on the tyre structure. Front wing As there are some pretty quick corners, extra front wing is a consideration to balance the car. Turns where this is relevant include 4, 5, 6, 10, 11; all of which are quite challenging corners. Engine Interlagos is all about altitude. The track is 800m above sea level, meaning the RS27-2012 could be producing around 8% less power than at a sea-level race such as Korea. Over the course of the lap the track also undulates significantly, putting the oil and fuel systems under considerable pressure; particularly through the long final left hand corner onto the pit straight.

along the start/finish straight – which should boost passing opportunities into what is already a good spot for overtaking. Turns 2-3 It’s important to get a good exit from Turn 1; carrying the momentum on through Turn 2 into the high speed Turn 3 and on to the DRS straight. Turns 4-7 The first DRS zone along the back straight presents a good overtaking opportunity heading into Turn 4, which along with Turns 5, 6 & 7 is quite high speed before heading in to the lower speed Turn 8.

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new record of eight consecutive wins in a season is a constant reminder that Sebastian Vettel is in the form of his life and the odds suggest he will break his own record in Brazil this weekend. However, Interlagos doesn’t ‘do predictable’ when you cast your eye over recent races at the Brazilian cathedral of motor racing. Surely Formula 1’s final race of 2013 must have a twist in the tail. The circuit is one of the few circuits where Mark Webber boasts a better win record than his four-time world champion team-mate Vettel. The Aussie has accrued two victories in the last four years and has proved to be quick there throughout his career. Just maybe, the Formula 1 gods will

shine down on Webber and grant him the fairytale end to his 12 year career. Meanwhile the fight to finish runner-up in the Drivers‘ Championship is now over with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso claiming the honour. After battling through pain to finish fifth in last week’s United States Grand Prix, the Spaniard could once again fire a warning sign to Vettel for the 2014 season. In doing so, he could help the prancing horse in their pursuit of second placed Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship. While Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg struggled to shine in America you can be sure they will be pushing hard this weekend to fend off Ferrari. But, it is the Lotus of Romain Grosjean which is creating the biggest headaches for the Red Bulls at the front. The Frenchman has been on the podium four times in the

last five races, ensuring he heads to Brazil as the most likely driver to upset the Red Bull applecart. Webber is not the only driver saying farewell in Brazil as Felipe Massa waves goodbye to Ferrari after eight years at the team. The local hero, who boasts two victories in front of his home crowd, will be eager to perform and could be a dark horse come Sunday. This is also the final chance for several drivers on the grid to impress prospective teams in a bid to a secure a race seat for 2014, which should guarantee plenty of action in the midfield. Wet weather often makes an appearance at Interlagos and the distinctive lack of wet weather running the teams have experienced this season could certainly spice up the action.

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Sebastian VETTEL (DEU)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

Renault

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Mark WEBBER (AUS)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

Renault

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Fernando ALONSO (ESP)

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

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Felipe MASSA (BRA)

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari

Ferrari

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Jenson BUTTON (GBR)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

Mercedes

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Sergio PEREZ MENDOZA (MEX)

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

McLaren

Mercedes

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Heikki KOVALAINEN (FIN)

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus

Renault

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Romain GROSJEAN (FRA)

Lotus F1 Team

Lotus

Renault

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Nico ROSBERG (DEU)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes

Mercedes

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Lewis HAMILTON (GBR)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes

Mercedes

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Nico HULKENBERG (DEU)

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

Ferrari

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Esteban GUTIERREZ (MEX)

Sauber F1 Team

Sauber

Ferrari

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Paul DI RESTA (GBR)

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

Mercedes

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Adrian SUTIL (DEU)

Sahara Force India F1 Team

Force India

Mercedes

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Pastor MALDONADO (VEN)

Williams F1 Team

Williams

Renault

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Valtteri BOTTAS (FIN)

Williams F1 Team

Williams

Renault

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

Ferrari

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Daniel RICCIARDO (AUS)

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso

Ferrari

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Charles PIC (FRA)

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham

Renault

Giedo VAN DER GARDE (NDL)

Caterham F1 Team

Caterham

Renault

Jules BIANCHI (FRA)

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia

Cosworth

Max CHILTON (GBR)

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia

Cosworth

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chassis: RB9 Engine: Renault RS27-2013 Base: Milton Keynes, UK Team principal: Christian Horner Chief technical officer: Adrian Newey Chief designer: Rob Marshall World Championships: 3

Sebastian Vettel

Mark Webber

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 03/07/1987 Debut: Indianapolis, 2007 Wins: 38 Best championship finish: 1st (2010-2012) Other career Highlights: 2nd 2009 Formula 1 World Championship, 2nd 2006 Formula 3 Euro Series, 2nd 2004 Formula BMW ADAC

Nationality: Australian Date of Birth: 27/08/1976 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Wins: 9 Best championship finish: 3rd (2010 & 2011) Other career Highlights: 2nd 2001 International F3000, , 3rd 1998 FIA GT Championship, 1st 1996 British Formula Ford Festival

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Scuderia Ferrari Chassis: F138 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Maranello, Italy Team principal: Stefano Domenicali Chassis director: Pat Fry Chief designer: Nikolas Tombazis World Championships: 16

Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa

Nationality: Spanish Date of Birth: 29/07/1981 Debut: Albert Park, 2001 Wins: 32 Best championship finish: 1st (2005 & 2006) Other career highlights: 2nd 2010 & 2012 F1 World Championship, 3rd 2007 F1 World Championship, 1st 1999 Euro Open by Nissan

Nationality: Brazilian Date of Birth: 25/04/1981 Debut: Albert Park, 2002 Wins: 11 Best championship finish: 2nd (2008) Other career highlights: 3rd 2006 F1 World Championship, 4th 2007 F1 World Championship, 1st 2001 Euro Formula 3000, 1st 2000 Formula Renault Eurocup

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Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes Chassis: MP4-28 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Woking, UK Team principal: Martin Whitmarsh Technical director: Tim Goss Chairman: Ron Dennis World Championships: 8

Jenson Button

Sergio Perez

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 19/01/1980 Debut: Albert Park, 2000 Wins: 15 Best championship finish: 1st (2009) Other career highlights: 1st 1998 British Formula Ford Festival, 1998 British Formula Ford Champion

Nationality: Mexican Date of Birth: 26/01/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 10th (2012) Other career highlights: 2nd 2010 GP2 Series, 4th 2007 British F3 Championship Class, 1st 2007 British Formula 3 National Class

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Lotus F1 Team Chassis: E21 Engine: Renault RS27- 2013 Base: Enstone, UK Team principal: Eric Boullier Technical chief: James Allison Gerard Lopez: Chairman World Championships: 4 (1994, 1995, 2005, 2006)

Heikki Kovalainen

Romain Grosjean

Nationality: Finnish Date of Birth: Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 1 Best championship finish: 7th (2007 & 2008) Other career highlights: 2nd 2005 GP2 Series, 1st 2004 World Series by Nissan, 2nd 2003 World Series by Nissan, 2nd 2002 Macau GP

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 17/04/1986 Debut: Valencia, 2009 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 8th Other career highlights: 2011 GP2 and GP2 Asia Series champion, 2010 Auto GP champion, 2007 F3 Euro Series champion

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Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Chassis: F1 W04 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Brackley, UK Team principal: Ross Brawn Technical director: Bob Bell Head of motorsport: Toto Wolf World Championships: 0

Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 27/06/1985 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Wins: 2 Best championship finish: 7th (2009, 2010 & 2011) Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, 2005 GP2 Champion, 1st 2002 Formula BMW ADAC

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 07/01/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 22 Best championship finish: 1st (2008) Other career highlights: 2nd 2007 F1 World Championship, 2006 GP2 champion, 2005 Formula 3 Euroseries champion

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Sauber F1 Team Chassis: C32 Engine: Ferrari 056 Base: Hinwil, Switzerland Team founder: Peter Sauber Team principal: Monisha Kaltenborn Chief designer: Matt Norris World Championships: 0

Nico Hulkenberg

Esteban Gutierrez

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 19/08/1987 Debut: Sakhir, 2010 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 11th (2012) Other career highlights: Pole Position for 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix, 2009 GP2 Series Champion, 2005 Formula BMW ADAC champion

Nationality: Mexican Date of Birth: 05/08/1991 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 2010 GP3 Series champion, 3rd 2012 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula BMW Europe, 3rd 2008 Formula BMW World Final

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Sahara Force India F1 Team Chassis: VJM06 Engine: Mercedes-Benz FO 108Z Base: Silverstone, UK Team principal: Vijay Mallya Deputy team principal: Bob Fernley Technical director: Andrew Green World Championships: 0

Paul Di Resta

Adrian Sutil

Nationality: Scottish Date of Birth: 16/04/1986 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 13th (2011) Career Highlights: 2010 DTM Champion, 2006 Formula 3 Euroseries Champion, 1st 2006 Masters of Formula 3

Nationality: German Date of Birth: 11/01/1983 Debut: Albert Park, 2007 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 9th (2011) Other career highlights: 2006 All-Japan Formula 3 champion, 3rd 2006 Macau Grand Prix, 2nd 2003 Formula 3 Euro Series

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Williams Chassis: FW35 Engine: Renault RS27- 2013 Base: Grove, UK Team principal: Frank Williams Technical director: Mike Coughlan Chief engineer: Xevi Pujolar World Championships: 9

Pastor Maldonado

Valtteri Bottas

Nationality: Venezuelan Date of Birth: 09/03/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2011 Wins: 1 Best championship finish: 15th (2012) Career Highlights: Pole position for 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, 2010 GP2 Champion, 3rd 2006 Formula Renault 3.5, 1st 2004 Formula Renault 2000 Italia

Nationality: Finnish Date of Birth: 28/08/1989 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: - Career Highlights: 1st 2011 GP3 Series, 3rd 2009 & 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series, 1st 2009 & 2010 Masters of Formula 3

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Scuderia Toro Rosso Chassis: STR8 Engine: Ferrari 056 Debut: Sakhir, 2006 Base: Faenza, Italy Team principal: Franz Tost Technical director: James Key Chief designer: Luca Furbatto World Championships: 0

Jean-Eric Vergne

Daniel Ricciardo

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 25/04/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2012 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 17th (2012) Career Highlights: 2nd 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2010 British Formula 3 champion, 2nd European Formula Renault 2.0 series

Nationality: Australian Date of Birth: 01/07/1989 Debut: Silverstone, 2011 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 18th (2012) Career Highlights: 2009 British Formula 3 champion, 2nd 2010 Formula Renault 3.5 series

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Caterham F1 Team Chassis: CT03 Engine: Renault RS27-2013 Base: Hingham, UK Team principal: Cyril Abiteboul Technical director: Mark Smith Team owner: Tony Fernandes World Championships: 0

Charles Pic

Giedo Van Der Garde

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 15/02/1990 Debut: Albert Park, 2012 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: 21st (2012) Other career highlights: 4th 2011 GP2 Series, 3rd 2008 and 2009 Formula Renault 3.5

Nationality: Dutch Date of Birth: 25/04/1985 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career highlights: 3rd 2011 GP2 Asia Series, 5th 2011 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2nd 2006 Masters of Formula 3

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Marussia F1 Team Chassis: MR02 Engine: Cosworth CA2012 Base: Banbury, UK Team principal: John Booth Technical director: Pat Symmonds Sporting director: Graeme Lowdon World Championships: 0

Jules Bianchi

Max Chilton

Nationality: French Date of Birth: 03/08/1989 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 2nd 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series, 2nd 2011 GP2 Asia Series, 3rd 2010 & 2011 GP2 Series, 1st 2008 Formula 3 Euro Series

Nationality: British Date of Birth: 21/04/1991 Debut: Albert Park, 2013 Wins: 0 Best championship finish: Career Highlights: 4th 2012 GP2 Series, 4th 2009 British Formula 3 Championship, 10th 2008 British Formula 3 Championship

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Round 19 - Brazil I Race Stats

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CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS WORLD DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP NO

Driver

Nat

Car

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

German

Red Bull Racing-Renault

372

2

Fernando Alonso

Spanish

Ferrari

227

3

Lewis Hamilton

British

Mercedes

187

4

Kimi Räikkönen

Finnish

Lotus-Renault

183

5

Mark Webber

Australian

Red Bull Racing-Renault

181

6

Nico Rosberg

German

Mercedes

161

7

Romain Grosjean

French

Lotus-Renault

132

8

Felipe Massa

Brazilian

Ferrari

106

9

Jenson Button

British

McLaren-Mercedes

61

10

Paul di Resta

British

Force India-Mercedes

48

11

Nico Hulkenberg

German

Sauber-Ferrari

47

12

Sergio Perez

Mexican

McLaren-Mercedes

41

13

Adrian Sutil

German

Force India-Mercedes

29

14

Daniel Ricciardo

Australian

STR-Ferrari

19

15

Jean-Eric Vergne

French

STR-Ferrari

13

16

Esteban Gutierrez

Mexican

Sauber-Ferrari

6

17

Valtteri Bottas

Finnish

Williams-Renault

4

18

Pastor Maldonado

Venezuelan

Williams-Renault

1

19

Jules Bianchi

French

Marussia-Cosworth

0

20

Charles Pic

French

Caterham-Renault

0

21

Giedo van der Garde Dutch

Caterham-Renault

0

22

Max Chilton

British

Marussia-Cosworth

0

23

Heikki Kovalainen

Finnish

Lotus-Renault

0

WORLD CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONSHIP Pos

Constructor

Points

1

Red Bull Racing-Renault

553

2

Mercedes

348

3

Ferrari

333

4

Lotus-Renault

315

5

McLaren-Mercedes

102

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77

7

Sauber-Ferrari

53

8

STR-Ferrari

32

Williams-Renault

5

9

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Marussia-Cosworth

0

Caterham-Renault

0

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RECENT WORLD DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONS Year

Driver

Nat

Constructor

Wins

Poles

Points

2012

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

5

6

281

2011

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

11

15

392

2010

Sebastian Vettel

GER

Red Bull

5

10

256

2009

Jenson Button

GBR

Brawn

6

4

95

2008

Lewis Hamilton

GBR

McLaren

5

7

98

2007

Kimi Räikkönen

FIN

Ferrari

6

3

110

2006

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Renault

7

6

134

2005

Fernando Alonso

ESP

Renault

7

6

133

2004

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

13

8

148

2003

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

6

5

93

2002

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

11

7

144

2001

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

9

11

123

2000

Michael Schumacher

GER

Ferrari

9

9

108

1999

Mika Häkkinen

FIN

McLaren

5

11

76

1998

Mika Häkkinen

FIN

McLaren

8

9

100

1997

Jacques Villeneuve

CAN

Williams

7

10

81

1996

Damon Hill

GBR

Williams

8

9

97

1995

Michael Schumacher

GER

Benetton

9

4

102

1994

Michael Schumacher

GER

Benetton

8

6

92

1993

Alain Prost

FRA

Williams

7

13

99

1992

Nigel Mansell

GBR

Williams

9

14

108

1991

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

7

8

96

1990

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

6

10

78

1989

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

4

2

76

1988

Ayrton Senna

BRA

McLaren

8

13

90

1987

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Williams

3

4

73

1986

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

4

1

72

1985

Alain Prost

FRA

McLaren

5

2

73

1984

Niki Lauda

AUT

McLaren

5

0

72

1983

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Brabham

3

1

59

1982

Keke Rosberg

FIN

Williams

1

1

44

1981

Nelson Piquet

BRA

Brabham

3

4

50

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