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2013 awards

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Driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel

Qualifier of the year: Sebastian vettel

Race of the year: Britain

Car of the year: Red Bull RBR

Team of the year: Red Bull

Moment of the year: Vettel’s doughnuts after India

Talking point of the year: Tyres 

Most improved: Romain Grosjean

Biggest disappointment: Mclaren and Force India

Funniest driver: Kimi Raikkonen & Sebastian Vettel

Most straight talking driver: Kimi Raikkonen

Overrated driver of the year: Perez

Underrated driver of the year: Sebastian Vettel

Quote of the year: “Don’t F****** shout”

Overtake of the year: Vettel on Webber in Malaysia

Driver rating
Sebastian Vettel 10/10

Mark Webber 8/10

Fernando Alonso 8/10

Felipe Massa 7/10

Jenson Button 6.5/10

Sergio Perez 6/10

Kimi Raikkonen 8/10

Romain Grosjean 9/10

Lewis Hamilton 8/10

Nico Rosberg 8/10

Adrian Sutil 7/10

Paul Di Resta 6/10

Nico Hulkenberg 8.5/10

Esteban Gutierrez 6/10

Legend

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One is everywhere; the other is so very rare. Just a thin brittle line makes them so contrasting, but yet so similar. One's a winner, the other is victorious. The one who clocks up 11 wins from 17 races, 4 championships, 37 wins, 43 pole positions all within just 2.5 decades of his existence, is a Racer. And the other.. he's just a Driver.

Racers, unlike drivers, are born to crank up the engine when they want to- just for the pure pleasure of hitting the maximum revs, to put even the most palling comments behind their backs and focus on what’s priority. They’re the ones who do mistakes and learn from them. And most importantly - To win - in such a way, that his competitors appear on track almost half a minute after he has done half another lap, looking like Goliath(s) in front of a mighty David. And to win in such a way that people never doubt his supremacy.

A racer who is more enthralled in step-by-step and gradual improvement (unlike the likes of other drivers on the grid) is …

Brazilian Grand Prix through the lens

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Felipe Massa takes his last walk into the paddock wearing Red.



















Red Bull man next year (Dan Ricciardo) preparing for his very last grand prix with Toro Rosso.










#MadeMyMark

Goodbye and Good Luck Mark Webber!











 Ending the season on a high is Sebastian Vettel. And helping Mercedes clinch second in the constructors is Lewis Hamilton.









Storm heads over the Carlos- Pace circuit.













His engine went on vacation before he did - that's what Romain Grosjean had to say about his last drive



















. The man who enjoys the richest and spoils for now.. Sebastian Vettel after breaking yet another record this record breaking season.











"We will remember this battle; we will miss him," the Ferrari driver said. "A great man, a great character, a driver of the old school, a lot of values in his personality. He is not afraid to say what he thinks."






Brazilian Grand Prix - The world's his oyster: Vettel wins 9 in a row

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The four-time world champion’s win equaled Alberto Ascari’s 60-year-old record of nine consecutive F1 world championship victories and Michael Schumacher’s 2004 mark of 13 checkered flags in a single season. It’s little wonder the German was disappointed this race around the fabled Interlagos circuit brings the curtain down on a season he surely never wants to finish. “I am actually quite sad the season is coming to an end. The car has been phenomenal and has been getting better in every race,” he said, after securing the 39th win of his career. “It was very difficult at the end today with the rain but I am extremely proud and a big thanks to the team and a big thanks to Renault as well. “Thanks to Mark, we didn’t have the best of relationships but we have also have always had a lot of respect for each other and we have been a very successful pairing for the team.” The weather threatened to cause problems but it will take more than drizzle to deny Red Bull’s dominance, which their te…

Pictures from the Austin Grand Prix

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Work hard, party hard.











"Howdy partner!"















Felicity.. pride.. joy




















Alonso with a taped up back, and Webber with a pretty much taped up career.











"Smooth criminal" - Hamilton's US GP tribute helmet to Michael Jackson.

















Heikki Kovalinen's "sort of" return to F1 didn't go too well, but nevertheless, he's got 1 more weekend to race.



















Drivers' parade
















2014 Toro Rosso team: Daniil Kvyat and JEV
















Sir Frank Williams with the departing Pastor Maldonado

Record breaking 8th!

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Sebastian Vettel wins the 12th time time this season and the 8th time consecutively, making him the only one to do so in the 60 year old history of the sport. Romain Grosjean, who has been on top form recently picked up his 6th podium of the season behind Vettel and ahead of Mark Webber. Fernando Alonso, despite having a severe backache managed to finish P5 behind Hamilton, starting from P6. Nico Hulkenberg, who qualified a strong P4 on Saturday did keep it in the points on Sunday after taking the checkered flag in P6 after a tight battle with Alonso. Sergio Perez, who is rumored to be joining the Force India team for next season alongside Hulkenberg was the first of the McLarens as he finished 7th, ahead of Williams rookie and performer - Valtteri Bottas who took his first point in F1 in Austin. Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button who fought all race long finished P9 and P10 respectively to take the final points.

1. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault
3. Romain Grosjean France Lotu…

American Grand Prix: Qualifying

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Delivering when it's most important is Sebastian Vettel who made up 0.7s in his very last lap in Q3 to tip his teammate Mark Webber to pole position at the USGP at Austin. When world champion Sebastian Vettel went into the last sector, his teammate Webber was miles ahead and set the fastest lap to be on provisional pole, but then a mighty quick last sector saw Vettel swoop a tenth off his time despite having a relatively slow lap (by fractions).

Romain Grosjean finished the top 3 with a good lap and will be "chasing the bull" in Texas. His replacement teammate Heikki Kovalinen made it to the top 10 for the Lotus team and will be starting P8. This is his best result since 2009.

Sergio Perez and Esteban Gutierrez will start the race P7 and P10 respectively, much to the delight of their 'Home fans' considering Mixico is just a few hundred miles from the COTA. Jenson button gave monosyllabic answers after qualifying P16 (with 3 place penalty) making it easy us to re…

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pictures

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Vettel's move on the inside and Nico Rosberg's move on the outside, attacked on both sides - Mark Webber











Sebastian Vettel's biggest fan- Bernie Ecclestone













Under the lights of the Yas Marina














Retired from the race after the first corner -> did post race procedures -> interviews -> drive off to the airport in flip flops "KIMI"











He can probably do this if Kevin Magnussen replaces him next season!














4 + 4 = 8
8 championships in this picture!














Guess who won without team orders?














Keep calm and Jager bomb!














No, not yet.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: 11 from 17

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After wrapping up both the titles in India, they thought 'that's the last win for Vettel and Red Bull'. But no, once again Sebastian Vettel took the checkered flag beating his teammate and pole-sitter Mark Webber by a whopping 30.8 seconds! The hope that Webber would take the flag before his teammate was lost even before the first corner of the grand Prix as Vettel beautifully moved across the track to take the lead and race a race of his own, where Sebastian Vettel was the lone challenger. 
Mark Webber: Outpaced, outraced, and beaten fair and square by his teammate, but nevertheless, finished a strong P2 for Red Bull racing. Mark Webber's bad starts have been endless during his career and this was no different as Nico Rosberg quickly moved in P2 by the end of the first lap, pushing Webber a place down. He fought back and won the top step of only other 2 podium places available (P1 was already sealed). 
Nico Rosberg: He beat the rest! Rosberg, who admitted Red Bull was …