Mark Webber finished second on an identical strategy, on his final F1 grand prix before moving to endurance racing.
Renault is the most successful engine manufacturer under the current engine regulations, with 60 wins, 66 pole positions and 56 fastest laps, plus 5 Constructors’ and Drivers’ championships.
Nico Hülkenberg finished eighth at Interlagos and claimed four points, putting him tenth in the drivers’ championship.
Pastor Maldonado: "It's been a great three years with this team, I had a nice moment with Frank and the team this morning and they will stay in my heart forever."
Fernando Alonso came third at the Carlos Pace circuit. Felipe Massa ended his final race in a Prancing Horse car in seventh position.
Sebastian Vettel equal a record of nine consecutive F1 victories set by Alberto Ascari in 1953.
Romain Grosjean's RS27-2013 engine failing in spectacular fashion on what would be the final appearance for the V8 configuration power plant.
Jenson Button: “I’m pleased for Checo. He won’t be with us next year, but he drove a great race today. Well done, mate."
Paul Di Resta: "Although I missed out on a top ten position in the championship, it’s been a successful season."
The team finished the 2013 season with a total of 360 points and a total of three wins, six further podiums and eight pole positions.
Daniel Ricciardo, departing from team: "I just want to say thank you to everyone at Scuderia Toro Rosso, here at the track, back in Faenza and at our wind tunnel for two fantastic years. Thanks guys!”
On another rainy day in Brazil, the 2013 World Champion took his 13th win of the season.
The Spanish Ferrari man cannot be overtaken now.
A difficult afternoon for Heikki Kovalainen saw the Finn drop to fifteenth from his eighth place grid slot.
The biggest challenge facing the drivers throughout the Austin weekend was hugely variable track temperatures.
Paul Di Resta finished in P16 following a two-stop strategy and Adrian Sutil was out of luck and retired on lap one after contact with Pastor Maldonado.
Valtteri Bottas (Williams F1 Team) scores first career points in 8th – putting four Renault-powered cars into top ten.
Pastor Maldonado had contact with Sutil's Force India on the first lap which forced him to pit early for a new front wing which compromised his strategy.
The team scored 14 points and is now 15 points ahead of Ferrari and 33 ahead of Lotus in the Constructors' standings.
Martin Whitmarsh: “Formula 1 has now found its spiritual home in the USA.”
The four-time champion continued his dominance to set a record of eight-consecutive wins in a single year.
Sebastian Vettel now has 44 career Formula One pole positions.