Sport Red Bull mechanic hoist Mark Webber up on their shoulders after his final Formula One race in Brazil

Webber was presented with a Brazilian flag signed by all 21 of the other drivers on the grid by F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone following his final race for Red Bull

Mark Webber came second in his final grand prix then drove a warm-down lap without his helmet

F1: Sebastian Vettel eases to ninth straight win as Mark Webber bids a hearty goodbye at the Brazilian Grand Prix

German equals Ascari’s record then lets departing team-mate take the honours on the podium in Brazil

Christian Horner gets the point in an amiable exchange with ageing Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone

Take over at F1? No thanks, says Red Bull Racing principal Christian Horner

Ecclestone thinks he would be ‘ideal’ but Red Bull head is happy to remain with title winners

Australian Mark Webber will race in his final F1 grand prix in Brazil on Sunday

Brazilian Grand Prix: 'Mark Webber will not want to be gifted a win from Sebastian Vettel in his final F1 race,' says Red Bull team boss Christian Horner

As Mark Webber prepares for his final grand prix this weekend, and admits that he is happy to be calling it a day before he starts losing his edge, Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel attempted to play down the tensions that have often been evident in their relationship.

Sebastian Vettel leaves them all behind in Austin again

F1: Sebastian Vettel fights off Romain Grosjean for record eighth straight win

Romain Grosjean closed on Vettel but the German was able to pull away towards the end of the race

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German fans shun Wembley as tickets returned to FA

Sebastian Vettel celebrates his Japanese Grand Prix victory in which he passed Romain Grosjean for the win

F1: Japan victory shows Sebastian Vettel can win in more ways than one after Christian Horner praises his versatility

The Red Bull driver is on the verge of his fourth consecutive world championship

The Sport Matrix: Monday 14 October 2013

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Sebastian Vettel will start the Japanese Grand Prix in second behind his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber

F1: Mark Webber unlikely to help Sebastian Vettel to clinch fourth world championship at the Japanese Grand Prix

Australian remembers the Malaysian Grand Prix when Vettel defied team orders to pass Webber to claim victory, with the Red Bull duo lining up together in the front row for tomorrow's race

Sergio Perez of Mexico and McLaren locks his brakes while driving during the Korean Formula One Grand Prix

F1: Pirelli defend tyres amid more criticism from drivers including Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber

Manufacturer insist they are simply providing what was asked of them

Sign of the times: Sebastian Vettel is an unpopular world champion

Is is fair to boo Sebastian Vettel just because he's a winner?

Is it that damned crooked finger with which Sebastian Vettel always signifies yet another victory or pole position? Is it team boss Christian Horner's banal and monotonous message: "Fantastic, Seb, you've just won the Whatever Grand Prix"? Or is it perhaps what Vettel did so ruthlessly to team-mate Mark Webber in Malaysia?

Sebastian Vettel spoke of his 'pride' in the Red Bull car

F1: Sebastian Vettel laughs off 'driver aids' whispers about Red Bull's speed

The German looks set for his fourth world title in a row

Fernando Alonso gives Mark Webber a lift back to the pits after his car stopped out on the Singapore track on the slowing down lap

F1: Mark Webber labels punishment for 'taxi ride' from Fernando Alonso as 'comical'

The Red Bull driver broke down on the final lap

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This weekend London’s Royal Academy launches Australia, a new exhibition that focuses on two centuries of artistic endeavour in this dazzling country. To mark the occasion, The Independent’s travel desk has inspiring ideas for anyone considering a journey to Oz – the ultimate winter sun destination.

Force India’s Paul di Resta, centre, crashes into Romain Grosjean’s Lotus at Monza

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German extends his championship lead to 53 points over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after flag-to-flag victory at Monza

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