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Last Updated: Sunday November 01 2009 14:44 GMT

Final Formula One win for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel in Abu Dhabi

Sebastian Vettel raced to victory in the final Formula One race of the season, ahead of Mark Webber.

The two Red Bull drivers looked much quicker than all the other drivers, even before Lewis Hamilton had to retire with a car problem.

Hamilton had looked like winning the race in Abu Dhabi, but was forced out before the finish.

That handed the advantage to Vettel, who showed brilliant pace to win ahead of Webber and Jenson Button in third.

World champion Button almost snapped up second place in the final laps, but after catching up with Webber couldn't overtake the Australian.

Jenson Button
World champion Jenson Button finished in third place

The race was the first on a brand new track in Abu Dhabi, which is thought to have cost as much as £800m to build.

Vettel crossed the finish line in the dark, as the time difference in Abu Dhabi means the race started in daylight and finished after the sun had set.

The first race of the 2010 season is scheduled for 14 March in Bahrain.