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Ferrari beat Red Bull to Formula 1 accolade

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Despite only finishing third in the Constructor's Championship and being some way off the pace in the final races, Ferrari have been named the most reliable team of 2013.

According to Auto Sport und Motor the Maranello based team had no technical retirements during the season with only three crash related DNF's.

The statistics from 2013 reveal McLaren completed the most distance of any team in 2013 ahead of Red Bull and Mercedes with Ferrari fifth on that list, however, they all suffered mechanical issues at some point compared to the imperious reliability of the F138.

Indeed all of Red Bull's DNF's were mechanical failures with Mark Webber failing to finish three times and Sebastian Vettel's infamous gearbox failure at Silverstone which prompted a large cheer from the British crowd.

Interestingly Lotus were among the worst performers with seven crash-related retirements and five mechanical failures placing them tenth on the list only ahead of Force India and Caterham who were the only teams to suffer a double DNF during the season.

The only driver to complete all 19 races was rookie Max Chilton but Jenson Button was classified in the only race he failed to make the chequered flag at in Bahrain, as was his team-mate Sergio Perez who failed to finish in Monaco and Britain but was included in the final results.

Red Bull had the most pole positions with eleven including the final eight races beating Mercedes who were the only other team to claim a pole position with eight, the Brackley team also had the most consecutive for one driver with Lewis Hamilton on pole for four straight races between Canada and Spa.

While in another sign on Red Bull's dominance, the Milton Keynes team had 24 podiums during 2013, ten more than their nearest rival Lotus with 14, indeed Vettel would have won this category by himself with 16 podiums from 19 races.

And finally of course Red Bull had the most wins with 13 all coming from Sebastian Vettel which includes the record nine straight races from Belgium to Brazil, Mercedes had the next best with three, Ferrari, with Fernando Alonso, claimed two and Kimi Raikkonen was the only other winner claiming victory in Australia for Lotus.

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