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2011 Drivers Championship F1

With Vettel winning the race and Webber finishing second, Red Bull secured their first one-two victory since Istanbul. Mark Webber completed the podium in third, while Fernando Alonso finished fourth, over a minute behind Vettel. United States Grand Prix East. Use dmy dates from October Featured lists.

Nico Rosberg secured the final World Championship point in by finishing tenth, having started twenty-third on the grid. Jenson Button fell from second to fifth place in the championship when a wheel nut was improperly attached to his car during his final stop, forcing his retirement from the race. However, his success was short-lived when he crashed into Jaime Alguersuari on the first lap, ending Alguersuari's race and earning himself a penalty. Jenson Button attempted a late push, but was held up by traffic in the final laps of the race and fell behind.

The lead changed several times as the race progressed before Vettel settled into position, but on deteriorating tyres, he was caught and passed by Hamilton four laps from the end. Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro.

Vitantonio Liuzzi made contact with Kovalainen and lost control, sliding off the grass and crashing heavily into Rosberg and Petrov and triggering the safety car. Having started in eighteenth position, Mark Webber recovered to achieve the third podium place. Webber caught Vettel in the dying stages of the race, but was given a late team order to maintain his position, and the Australian finished third behind his teammate. Seasons Grands Prix Circuits. Hamilton led the whole race, except the pit stop phases, and won the race ahead of Fernando Alonso and teammate Jenson Button.

Button and Vettel pitted together, but Button made a bizarre mistake, mistakenly pulling up in the Red Bull pits, and allowing Vettel to get back out onto the circuit in front of him. Webber continued with a broken front wing, crashing at Parabolica as he attempted to return to pit.

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He was unable to pass Hamilton, who collected his first podium position since his victory in the German Grand Prix. He pitted at the end of the lap and had to retire with suspension damage. Vettel went on to win the race, extending his lead enough that he would need just one more win to win his second World Championship. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Drivers Constructors Engines Tyres Races. Alonso placed second, with Webber third, while Sebastian Vettel stole fourth away from Felipe Massa when the two drivers pitted on the final lap. Hamilton took the lead going into the first corner of the race, and the early stages of the Grand Prix were marked by the drivers attempting to find grip on an unusually cold circuit. Ferrari's Felipe Massa was the fastest during the tests, with many drivers declaring their satisfaction with the new tyres, intelide driver particularly given Pirelli's short development window.

As Hamilton, Alonso and Webber pulled away, Vettel struggled to match their pace following a spin at turn ten. Schumacher matched his best race result since returning to the sport, with a fourth place.

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Redirected from Formula One season. Vettel took the lead from Alonso one lap after the restart, while Schumacher overtook Hamilton. Button went on to win the race, his third victory of the season, while Fernando Alonso finished second. The lead changed several times in the first half of the race, but Vettel eventually established a comfortable lead and would remain unchallenged.

Vettel made a poor start in the race and was quickly overcome by the McLarens of Button and Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton fell further behind after making contact with Felipe Massa at the halfway point, the third time the two had come together in four races. Races by country Races by season. Vettel established an early lead, but was soon passed by Hamilton and Jenson Button as a dry line appeared. Also engine Alfa Romeo and tyres Pirelli.

Hamilton engaged in a race-long duel with Mark Webber, with the Australian following an unusual strategy choice. Bruno Senna replaced Nick Heidfeld at Renault, qualifying seventh in variable conditions on his return to Formula One.

Current season Formula One World Championship. Jenson Button finished the race fourth ahead of Fernando Alonso. Wikimedia Commons has media related to in Formula One. Vettel forced Button wide at the start, but the McLaren driver was able to recover, under-cutting Vettel in the pits during the second round of stops. National colours Sponsorship liveries.

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Vettel was third, the first time he had qualified outside the front row since the Italian Grand Prix almost one year previously. Defending World Champion Sebastian Vettel won the opening race of the season in Melbourne after qualifying on pole position by eight-tenths of a second. Red Bull Racing - Renault. On lap twenty-five, the race was stopped for two hours in the face of a torrential downpour that made the circuit undriveable.

Overall, thirty-three different drivers have won the Championship, with German Michael Schumacher holding the record for most titles, at seven. Numbers in parentheses indicate championships won as the sole tyre supplier. However, the end result meant that Webber, Alonso and Hamilton were all eliminated from the championship fight. Tyre manufacturers in bold have competed in the World Championship.

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