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Webber wins Brazilian GP ahead of Vettel

By Tales Azzoni

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Nov. 27 2011 10:51 a.m. MST

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, steers his car during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.

Silvia Izquierdo, Associated Press

SAO PAULO — Mark Webber won the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday after Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel struggled with a gearbox problem.

Vettel, who had already secured the Formula One title, still finished second after letting Webber get past him almost halfway through the race at the 2.6-mile Interlagos track.

Jenson Button of McLaren finished third to secure second place in the drivers' standings.

Webber easily passed Vettel on lap 30 after his teammate reduced his pace after being told by the team that there was something wrong with his gearbox.

Webber finished third in the championship, boosted by his first victory of the season.

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