• Brazilian Grand Prix

Webber hails 'very very special' Vettel

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Mark Webber fights to regain control after his collision with Kamui Kobayashi © Getty Images
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Mark Webber hailed his team-mate Sebastian Vettel's third successive world title by saying his success had put him in a "a club on his own".

"It's very, very special to do it three times in a row," Webber said after finishing fourth in Brazil. "Last year was a little more straightforward, this year was a bit more difficult, as was 2010. Three in a row is going some, for sure. So I congratulate him, it's a great effort."

Webber had to take evasive action shortly after a re-start following a safety car period midway through the race, swerving into the run-off after he ran alongside Vettel and Kamui Kobayashi rather than risk sandwiching his team-mate.

"I was up nice and high and I was trying to get back into it but I was on the white line and I had absolutely no grip," said Webber, who had already lost places after an earlier clash with Kobayashi. "I tried to go wide and stay away from Sebastian."

Webber added the afternoon had not been easy before finishing with a grin: "It didn't disappoint in terms of drama, did it?"