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Vote for your Japanese Grand Prix driver of the weekend 10th October 2011, 19:28

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Red Bull: Conservative approach delivers Vettel’s title

Vettel may not have won the race, but he did win the championship.

McLaren: Button pleased to win on ‘Red Bull track’

Button said it “means a lot” to win at a track where Red Bull have been strong.

Ferrari: Alonso edges Vettel for second

Alonso was on top form as he held off Vettel for second while Massa had another run-in with Hamilton.

Mercedes: Schumacher closes on Rosberg’s tally

The Mercedes drivers closed to within three points of each other in the championship in Japan.

Renault: Petrov makes progress, Senna slips back

The Renault drivers shared row five but finished six cars apart.

Sauber: Poorly Perez reaches the points

Sauber’s new parts helped Sergio Perez to eighth from 17th on the grid despite him being unwell.

Force India: Safety car compromises strategy

Force India paid the price of not splitting their strategies as the safety car delayed both drivers.

Williams: Split strategy fails to yield points

Williams’ weekend improved after a dreadful Friday but they failed to score for the 12th time this year.

Toro Rosso: Qualifying gamble fails to pay off

Toro Rosso paid the price for only doing one run in Q2.