Mark Webber finally buried his bad luck and consigned his winless streak to the history books to leave him with a smile on his face heading into Formula One's winter break.
There was a touch of good fortune to his season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix win, but nothing less than assisted Lewis Hamilton two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi when Sebastian Vettel sustained a first-lap puncture.
On this occasion, double world champion Vettel suffered a gearbox problem that started on lap 12 at Interlagos and resulted in Webber passing him for the lead on lap 30.
How Vettel managed to finish the race, and avoid back-to-back DNFs is a mystery to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
Instead, Vettel crossed the line 17 seconds behind Webber to give the pairing their 11th one-two and underline their dominance this season.
After taking the chequered flag for the first time in 26 races, and seventh in his career, Webber said: "Seb did a great lap for pole yesterday, but I had a little bit of the rub of the green. - - http://www.sportinglife.com