Brazilian F1 Grand Prix 2013 Results: Reaction, Standings, Post-Race Review

Tim KeeneyContributor INovember 24, 2013

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24:  Race winner Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing, second placed team mate Mark Webber (R) of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner (C) celebrate on the podium following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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The Formula 1 season came to an appropriate end on Sunday in Brazil with a Sebastian Vettel win.

Racing out of the pole position, the 26-year-old German crossed the finish line a good 10 seconds before Red Bull Racing-Renault teammate Mark Webber, giving him an astounding ninth win in a row.

Here's a look at the final standings from Interlagos, courtesy of formula1.com:

Brazilian F1 Grand Prix Results
PositionDriverTeamLapsTime
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault711:32:36.300
2Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault71+10.4 secs
3Fernando AlonsoFerrari71+18.9 secs
4Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes71+37.3 secs
5Nico RosbergMercedes71+39.0 secs
6Sergio PerezMcLaren-Mercedes71+44.0 secs
7Felipe MassaFerrari71+49.1 secs
8Nico HulkenbergSauber-Ferrari71+64.2 secs
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes71+72.9 secs
10Daniel RicciardoSTR-Ferrari70+1 Lap

Put simply, Vettel, who is well on his way to becoming one of the greatest drivers ever in the sport, is unstoppable right now. In addition to his ninth consecutive win, Sunday's victory marked his 13th of the season. According to ESPN Stats & Info, both put him in the record books:

This win, of course, also wraps up his fourth consecutive world championship, although he already had that distinction locked in several races ago. Here are the final individual driver standings, via formula1.com:

2013 F1 Driver's Championship
PositionDriverTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault397
2Fernando AlonsoFerrari242
3Mark WebberRed Bull Racing-Renault199
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes189
5Kimi RäikkönenLotus-Renault183
6Nico RosbergMercedes171
7Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault132
8Felipe MassaFerrari112
9Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes73
10Nico HulkenbergSauber-Ferrari51

Webber, who finished second on the day and third for the season, certainly went out on a high note. The 37-year-old Australian, who is set to leave F1 to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, put forth a tremendous race despite plenty of emotions, per NBC's F1 Twitter feed:

Another individual who deserves season-end recognition is Max Chilton. 

The 22-year-old rookie didn't secure any points on the season, but as NBC pointed out, he made history by finishing every race:

Chilton certainly has a bright future, as does his Marussia-Cosworth team, which finished 10th in the constructors' championship and earned themselves a massive and well-deserved raise:

Here's a look at the final constructors' championship standings, per formula1.com:

2013 F1 Constructors' Championship
PositionTeamPoints
1Red Bull Racing-Renault596
2Mercedes360
3Ferrari354
4Lotus-Renault315
5McLaren-Mercedes122
6Force India-Mercedes77
7Sauber-Ferrari57
8STR-Ferrari33
9Williams-Renault5
10Marussia-Cosworth0
11Caterham-Renault0

As you'll notice, Vettel could have won the team championship all by himself following his dominant season. But that didn't stop Mercedes from showing its enthusiasm for a second-place finish:

While drivers and teams partake in deserved celebrations, fans will unfortunately have to go through an F1 break following a scintillating season.

But have no fear; 2014 is on its way: