Brazilian GP was a bumpy ride for many drivers
November 29, 2011
Mark Webber was crowned the victor of the Brazilian Grand Prix over the weekend. The Washington Post reports that this is Webber's first win of the year, and it only happened because his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, had a mechanical issue with his car's gearbox that allowed Webber to edge ahead of him on the 30th lap.
"Very early I got the call that we had to manage the gearbox problem," Vettel told the news publication. "It sounded pretty severe. It started to get worse. My main priority was to finish the race."
Vettel was the clear winner during last year's race in Brazil, and this year has been a strong one for him as well, with 11 wins under his belt. Formula One racing fans can make calls to Brazil to hear more details about the race from their friends.
Bruno Senna, racing in his home country, came in 17th due to a minor run-in with Mercedes' driver Michael Schumacher. The glancing collision forced both drivers to make an extra pitstop, and the news source reports that Senna was given a drive-through penalty for bumping into Schumacher.