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F1: End of season driver standings

Sebastian Vettel finishes the season on a high as he wins the inaugural Abu Dhabi GP.
Sebastian Vettel finishes the season on a high as he wins the inaugural Abu Dhabi GP.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sebastian Vettel takes first in final grand prix of the season in Abu Dhabi
  • Teammate Mark Webber second and 2009 champion Jenson Button third
  • McLaren's Lewis Hamilton quits with brake problems on 20th lap of race

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took advantage of Lewis Hamilton's early retirement to win the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of his team-mate Mark Webber.

It meant the German retained second place in the final drivers' standings ahead of Brazillian Rubens Barrichello who failed to make up the three points necessary to overtake him.

Barrichello finished fourth at the Yas Marina circuit just behind team-mate and 2009 champion Jenson Button, the Briton almost beating Webber to second place with a late attack.

After taking pole position in qualifying McLaren's Hamilton retired on lap 20 with his car suffering a brake problem after his team decided not to risk him any further.

Drivers' Championship - Final Standings

1: Jenson Button GB Brawn-Mercedes 95 (C)

2: Sebastian Vettel Ger Red Bull-Renault 84

3: Rubens Barrichello Brz Brawn-Mercedes 77

4: Mark Webber Aus Red Bull-Renault 69.5

5: Lewis Hamilton GB McLaren-Mercedes 49

6: Kimi Raikkonen Fin Ferrari 48

7: Nico Rosberg Ger Williams-Toyota 34.5

8: Jarno Trulli Ita Toyota 32.5

9: Fernando Alonso Spa Renault 26

10. Timo Glock Ger Toyota 24

11: Felipe Massa Brz Ferrari 22

12: Heikki Kovalainen Fin McLaren-Mercedes 22

13: Nick Heidfeld Ger BMW Sauber 19

14: Robert Kubica Pol BMW Sauber 17

15: Giancarlo Fisichella Ita Ferrari 8

16: Sebastien Buemi Swi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 6

17: Adrian Sutil Ger Force India-Mercedes 5

18: Kamui Kobayashi Jpn Toyota 3

19: Sebastien Bourdais Fra Toro Rosso-Ferrari 2

20: Kazuki Nakajima Jpn Williams-Toyota 0

21: Nelson Piquet Jr Brz Renault 0

22: Vitantonio Liuzzi Ita Force India 0

23: Romain Grosjean Fra Renault 0

24: Jaime Alguersuari Spa Toro Rosso-Ferrari 0

25: Luca Badoer Ita Ferrari 0

Constructors' Championship

1: Brawn-Mercedes 172 (C)

2: Red Bull-Renault 153.5

3: McLaren-Mercedes 71

4: Ferrari 70

5: Toyota 59.5

6: BMW Sauber 36

7: Williams-Toyota 34.5

8: Renault 26

9: Force India-Mercedes 13

10: Toro Rosso-Ferrari 8