Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi November 1-3, 2013

Total laps 55
Lap distance 5.554 km
Track Conditions Dry / 36C

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Free practice 1  November 1 - 13:00 local | 09:00 GMT
Free practice 2  November 1 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT
Free practice 3  November 2 - 14:00 local | 10:00 GMT

Qualifying  November 2 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT
Race  November 3 - 17:00 local | 13:00 GMT

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel GER Red Bull 55 2
2 Webber AUS Red Bull 55 2
3 Rosberg GER Mercedes 55 2
4 Grosjean FRA Lotus F1 55 2
5 Alonso FL ESP Ferrari 55 2
6 di Resta GBR Force India 55 1
7 Hamilton GBR Mercedes 55 2
8 Massa BRA Ferrari 55 2
9 Perez MEX McLaren 55 2
10 Sutil GER Force India 55 1
11 Maldonado VEN Williams 55 2
12 Button GBR McLaren 55 2
13 Gutiérrez MEX Sauber 55 2
14 Hülkenberg GER Sauber 54 3
15 Bottas FIN Williams 54 2
16 Ricciardo AUS Toro Rosso 54 2
17 Vergne FRA Toro Rosso 54 2
18 van der Garde NED Caterham 54 2
19 Pic FRA Caterham 54 2
20 Bianchi FRA Manor 53 2
21 Chilton GBR Manor 53 2
collision Räikkönen FIN Lotus F1 0 0

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Vettel pulls in to parc ferme and salutes the fans, then finds his parents in the crowd and gives them a hug. Christian Horner says there were no issues on either car and that Vettel was "phenomenal" today. You're telling me. Apparently Webber did donuts too, so that could be expensive for Red Bull!

Vettel and Rosberg both look very hot after the race and they're all discussing the start. Webber telling Vettel where each Mercedes was.That's the perfectionist in him, already working through the race.

Perhaps crucially, Alonso managed to pull a gap of over 10 seconds over di Resta in case he gets a post-race penalty. 20 seconds would drop Alonso to eighth place.

Vettel's parents look emotional watching him on the podium. He's equalled Michael Schumacher's best of seven successive victories today, and is two away from matching the all-time record of nine set by Alberto Ascari.

Trophies and champagne done, let's hear from the drivers themselves.

Vettel: "I did some donuts ... but I brought the car back to parc ferme this time! The car was brilliant, absolutely brilliant. It felt like I was flying some times.

"[On his parents] I love them so much and I want to dedicate this win to them. I've learned so much from them"

Webber: "In the first stint I was just not strong enough. Seb was in another category out in front"

Rosberg: "I'm happy, the aim for the weekend was to be best of the rest. Second place would have been the perfect result. If everyone in the factory can see we built the second-fastest car that's a real boost"

Vettel asked what his secret is, he jokes that he has traction control. Sense of humour, immensely talented, humble, close to his parents... With each win I sense he's really growing on a few people.

The podium ceremony comes to an end and it's time for us to sign off. That might not have been as riveting as last year, nor a surprising result, but what a display from Vettel. You wouldn't bet against him making it nine in a row by the end of the year. We'll have live coverage of the next race from Austin in two weeks, and make sure you stay with us on for all the reaction from today's race.

Lap 55

Vettel isn't going to get the fastest lap, but he is going to win handsomely. Grosjean less than two seconds behind Rosberg but surely he can't close that over the final lap. Alonso with another fastest lap on his penultimate one, while Vettel picks his way round the final corners...


Webber comes home second - half a minute behind Vettel - to make it a one-two and Rosberg is third, holding off Grosjean. In the end 2nd-4th was covered by just four seconds.

MORE DONUTS! Good on Vettel. Two fingers up to the penalty from last weekend. Alonso sets the fastest lap on the final lap, while di Resta holds off Hamilton for a very important sixth place for Force India. Unfortunately for his team-mate, Sutil loses out to Perez on the final lap.

Lap 54

Hamilton will really want to pass di Resta, but if he stays ahead of Massa it's a good weekend for Mercedes in the constructors' championship. Vettel looking to regain the fastest lap but has traffic ahead of him, which swiftly gets out of the way. Grosjean 2.1s behind Rosberg. Time for a late charge? Hamilton not making much of an impression on di Resta right now as Vettel starts his final lap. Perez close behind Sutil for P9 too

Lap 53

Vergne pits as replays show Hulkenberg overtaking both Toro Rossos using DRS in to Turn 11 - he went straight through the middle of them! Hamilton yet to pass di Resta and Alonso should be safe in fifth place. In fact, Alonso does the fastest lap. Vettel won't be happy. Massa trying to catch di Resta and Hamilton but may run out of time

Lap 52

Vettel pumps in the fastest lap and it should be a safe one too unless anyone pits late. Alonso passes di Resta in to Turn 8 using DRS and he'll be investigated after the race for exceeding track limits passing Vergne. Now, will his soft tyres hold on ahead of Hamilton? Rosberg pegs the gap to Grosjean and looks to have that covered now.

Lap 51

Alonso uses DRS and has a look around the outside of Hamilton in to Turn 8. That puts Hamilton out of position in to the next DRS zone and Alonso is through in to P6. Vettel does the fastest first sector as he goes searching for the fastest lap, swiftly followed by a warning from his race engineer to be careful. Grosjean now 2.6s behind Rosberg

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