Mark Webber celebrates with his team after the Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates with his team after the Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber has concluded his career with a second-place finish in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Aussie put in a smashing final lap of 1:15:436 to claim fastest lap honors but was unable to track down his teammate .

Webber ends his 12-year F1 career with 42 podium finishes – including nine wins and 16 runner-up finishes. All of his victories came under the Red Bull banner, with the first coming at the Nurburgring and final at Monaco.

Webber is seen driving without his helmet during the cool down lap. (Photo: Getty Images)

Webber is seen driving without his helmet during the cool down lap. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 37-year-old decided to walk away from F1 to compete in the sports car LMP1 ranks with in 2014.

Webber may have infuriated the FIA Stewards when he removed his helmet during the cool down lap, but all-in-all, he has garnered the respect of the F1 paddock and his fellow competitors.

Fernando Alonso spoke highly of Webber immediately after the race, saying: “[He's] a great man, a great character, a driver of the old school, a lot of values in his personality. He is not afraid to say what he thinks.

“We will miss him.”

Although Vettel had many tense moments with his long-time Red Bull teammate, he admits to respecting Webber on a professional level and learning from Webber’s skills.

“We didn’t have the best relationship but with some things turning out differently it could have been a different story,” Vettel said. “But we always had huge respect on a professional level. We were pushing the team very hard to step onto the next level.

“I can certainly say I learned a lot from him. I learned to become a better driver due to his skills. That’s why I consider him one of the drivers with the best talent we have on the grid.”

Webber’s mates also took to Twitter to congratulate him on an admirable F1 career and wish him luck on his future endeavors.

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