Team principal Christian Horner insisted that Red Bull Racing can celebrate an outstanding F1 season despite seeing its championship challenge come to an end in Brazil.
The Milton Keynes-based outfit held the slimmest of hopes of securing both championship crowns at Interlagos but saw Brawn GP successfully wrap up the two titles with Jenson Button becoming drivers' champion for the first time.
Red Bull at least refused to give up the titles without a fight as Mark Webber produced an impressive drive to secure his second victory of the season. Team-mate Sebastian Vettel also rebounded well from his qualifying woes to finish fourth despite starting down in 15th place.
The results secured second in the constructors' championship for Red Bull after the team's best season to date, while Vettel will now head to Abu Dhabi looking to wrap up second in the drivers' standings after jumping ahead of Rubens Barrichello with his Brazilian result.
Both Webber and Vettel drew praise from Horner for their performances in Brazil, while the team boss also admitted that the team could be rightly proud of its display during the season.
“A brilliant drive from Mark today; he was faultless from start to finish,” he said. “We knew he had a good overlap of fuel and he used it to brilliant effect, so a dominant win and a very strong weekend for him. For Sebastian, it was an excellent recovery from a lowly grid position. After the difficulties of yesterday, he drove a stunning race and fourth is a great result considering where he started. It was a very good team performance today, with great pit work.
“Congratulations to Jenson on becoming World Champion, he's been a great competitor this year and also to the Brawn team on winning the Constructors' Championship. We can reflect on an outstanding season and we'll go to Abu Dhabi determined to finish with the momentum that we've had at the last few races.”