Sport Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing has a car breakdown on his installation lap in Jerez

World champion Sebastian Vettel managed just 11 laps yesterday

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme as he finishes in sixth position and clinches the drivers world championship during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel claims historic Formula One title

Red Bull driver becomes a triple world champion thanks to stunning fightback after disastrous first lap

The Sports Matrix: Monday 26 November 2012

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Jenson Button celebrates victory in Brazil

Jenson Button triumphs in the rain on a day of high drama in Brazil

Season ends with gritty victory for McLaren driver after team-mate Hamilton crashes out

Editorial: F1 gets a new and exhilarating lease of life

Yesterday's Brazilian Grand Prix crowns a season that has revived Formula One after years in which it seemed doomed to decline. Not only was this year's championship decided by the last race – and in the last laps of that race, rekindling an excitement that had seemed long gone – but the season saw the return of a US Grand Prix at a brand-new circuit in Texas, a more plausible venue somehow than those in the US tried hitherto. Meanwhile, the new New World hosts prompted some salutary questions about racing and politics, in the Gulf and elsewhere, which is no bad thing.

Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning the world championship

Sebastian Vettel becomes triple world champion: Brazilian Grand Prix in pictures

A look at this weekend's action from the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos

The greatest Formula One championship battles

Sebastian Vettel rode a rollercoaster of a Brazilian Grand Prix to becoming the youngest three-time Formula One world champion as the title race went down to the wire against rival Fernando Alonso.

Schumacher ends his career after 308 races, 91 wins and seven championship titles

'Baby Schumi': The best and worst of Sebastian Vettel's hero Michael Schumacher

Sebastian Vettel this weekend joined his hero and Formula One legend Michael Schumacher as one of a select few to claim three championships titles.

The greatest moments in Formula One history

Moments that helped create legends and fuel rivalries and incidents that altered the course of championship

Thumbs up: Lewis Hamilton celebrates his pole position in Säo Paulo

Hamilton seizes pole as Alonso prays for miracle

Fernando Alonso finally got to quantify in qualifying yesterday the scale of the mountain he has to climb if he is to beat Sebastian Vettel to the World Championship when a gripping Formula One season ends in Brazil this afternoon. And it was of Everest proportions.

Tunnel vision: The backlash against Sebastian Vettel and his seemingly inevitable success is hard to understand

No charisma, got the best car, just lucky... Vettel splits the field

As the German heads for his third straight title, opinion is divided on where he rates among the greats

Lewis Hamilton on pole for Brazilian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren their first pole position in Brazil for 12 years ahead of his final grand prix for the Woking-based team.

'Big rain' threatens to shake up decisive contest as Alonso prays for a Vettel washout in Brazil

If Fernando Alonso has been praying to the weather gods in Brazil, as his prime hope of snatching the world championship from Sebastian Vettel, an 80 percent chance of rain for the race may prove his salvation.

Fernando Alonso ‘proud’ of Ferrari’s US Grand Prix gearbox tricks

McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh and Eric Boullier at Lotus both called into question Ferrari’s tactics

Alonso's hopes lie in qualifying

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali fears Fernando Alonso's Formula One world title hopes could be scuppered this weekend unless his team give the Spaniard a fighting chance in qualifying.

Ferrari focused giving Fernando Alonso a fighting chance in qualifying at Brazilian Grand Prix

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali fears Fernando Alonso's Formula One world title hopes could be scuppered this weekend unless his team give the Spaniard a fighting chance in qualifying.

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