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Webber retires, but shares teams’ title joy

“It's incredible for the whole team to have won a third consecutive world championship,” team principal Christian Horner commented, “The constructors' is what we use to measure ourselves against our competitors and, for every member of the team, it's how we gauge our performance.

“The drivers' [title] obviously has the prestige and public following but, within the team, they carry equal importance. To have achieved a consecutive third world championship, which only three other teams in the history of the sport have achieved, puts us into a very elite group - and having done it in such a short space of time is testimony to all the members of the team, [to] all the hard work, the long hours and dedication from every department. It's a very proud moment for every single member of the team and Red Bull.”

Vettel remains 13 points clear at the top of the individual standings, and should clinch his own hat-trick at Interlagos on Sunday.



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17.11.2012 - Qualifying, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8 overtaking Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03
17.11.2012 - Free Practice 3, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
16.11.2012 - Free practice 2, Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB8
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Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing RB12.
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(L to R): Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 and second placed Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing in parc ferme.
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Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12.
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A marshal waves a red flag as the race is stoppd.
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(L to R): Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1; Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren; and Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing with the media.
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(Top to Bottom): Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren; Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing; and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari, with the media.
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Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12.
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Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12.
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Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB12 makes a pit stop.
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Red Bull Racing makes a pit stop.
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The post race FIA Press Conference (L to R): Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing, second; Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1, race winner; Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1, third.
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The post race FIA Press Conference (L to R): Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing, second; Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1, race winner; Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1, third.
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Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing RB12 makes a pit stop.
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Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing RB12 makes a pit stop.
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Chris - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 11:59 AM

No way Alonso would have caught Mark and yes RB would have wanted him to stay third in Austin. Seb doesn’t need to finish ahead of Alonso in Brazil, he can even allow Alonso to win and finish third or maybe even fourth and win a 3rd title. This was also Marks first DNF due to mechanical failure in more than a year. I agree RB would never want him to DNF.

FreeJack - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 7:23 PM

Well it ain't that Mark is a bad driver, that's for sure. Alonso said it best..."We saw today Webber retired - sometimes it's the alternator, KERS, brakes or water, it always happens on that car. Maybe in Brazil those problems will change cars." It was clear something was wrong with his car, after the first ten laps...he was losing ground abnormally quickly. When I heard the radio message that he'd lost KERS, I threw up my hands..."AGAIN?!" Then about two minutes later, he's pulling over. Makes me glad we weren't able to go out there to the race, in person...that would have been a bitter disappointment.



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