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  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, leads the field ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, leads the field ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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  • General view of the start of the Brazilian Formula one Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • General view of start of the Brazilian Formula one Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP takes the lead from Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing on lap one of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the field ahead fo Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany at the he Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing leads during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • German F1 drivers Nico Rosberg (C) of Mercedes-Petronas and Sebastian Vettel (R) of Red Bull seen during of start of the Brazilian Formula one Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia steers his car ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis�Hamilton of Britain and Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil at the he Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. The 37-year-old Australian spent 12 seasons in F1, winning nine times and reaching the podium 33 times in 216 races.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Mark Webber (R) of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Fernando Alonso (L) of Spain and Ferrari drive side by side during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • Australian driver Mark Webber of Red Bull and Spanish Fernando Alonso of Ferrari in action during the Brazilian Formula one Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL (Photo credit should read Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes driver Lewis�Hamilton of Britain steers his car in front of Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil, during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Germany's Sebastian Vettel with the Red Bull team, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday,(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Paul di Resta of Great Britain and Force India drives during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives on his way to winning the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives on his way to winning the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • Ferrari driver Fernando�Alonso of Spain steers his car in front of Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia, during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Germany's Sebastian Vettel with the Red Bull team, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday,(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain steers his car in front of Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, center, and Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • Mechanics change the tires on the Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel's car, during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Vettel, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.(AP Photo/Nelson Almeida-POOL)
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  • Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, left, overtakes Force India driver Adrian Sutil of Germany, during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Mark Webber of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives in his final race before joining Infiniti Red Bull Racing next season at the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany steers his car in front of teammate Lewis�Hamilton of Britain during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Germany's Sebastian Vettel with the Red Bull team, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday,(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives on his way to finishing third during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • Mercedes driver Lewis�Hamilton of Britain steers his car into pit lane with a shredded tire during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • Sauber driver Nico�Hulkenberg of Germany steers his car during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, steer their car during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday Nov. 24, 2013. Vettel, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher's record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari. (AP Photo/Nelson Almeida-POOL)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates after winning the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Vettel, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher's record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari. Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was second in his final F1 race. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was third.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 23: Ferrari tifosi are seen in the grandstand during qualifying for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 23, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari performs donuts as he finishes his last race for Ferrari following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing performs donuts in his car after winning the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Mark Webber of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on his way to parc ferme after finishing second in his final F1 race following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Mark Webber of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on his way to parc ferme after finishing second in his final F1 race following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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  • German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates his victory in the Brazil F-1 GP on November 24, 2013 at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Mark Webber of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium after finishing second in his final F1 race following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Race winner Sebastian Vettel (C) of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium with second placed Mark Webber (L) of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing and third placed Fernando Alonso (R) of Spain and Ferrari following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia, left, and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, right, during the podium ceremony of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Vettel, who had already wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title, won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: Race winner Sebastian Vettel (L) of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing, second placed team mate Mark Webber (R) of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner (C) celebrate on the podium following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 24: The Formula One drivers of the 2013 season line up for a group photograph before the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 24, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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