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Sebastian Vettel wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mark Webber hangs on for second place to give Red Bull a one-two finish in the final Formula One race of the season. Overall champion Jenson Button is third.

November 02, 2009|Associated Press

Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and Mark Webber hung on for second to give Red Bull a one-two finish in the final Formula One race of the season.

Brawn GP driver Jenson Button, who had already wrapped up the drivers' championship, was third after pushing Webber to the line. Rubens Barrichello and BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld rounded out the top five at the new Yas Marina circuit.

Toyota driver Kamui Kobayashi, filling in for the injured Timo Glock, was sixth and earned his first Formula One points, finishing ahead of teammate Jarno Trulli and Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi. BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica was eighth.


Spencer Massey raced to his second top fuel victory of the season, beating No. 1 qualifier Larry Dixon in the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals.

Massey came in at 3.827 seconds at 314.53 mph at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while Dixon smoked his tires, creating a tight battle for the season title because Dixon advanced two rounds more than leader Tony Schumacher. Schumacher has a one-point lead over Dixon with only the season-ending event left in Pomona.

Robert Hight won in funny car with a 4.125 at 304.46 in a Ford Mustang over Jack Beckman. Larry Morgan claimed the pro stock win over Rickie Jones in a Dodge Stratus.

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