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Damage limitation for Alonso as Vettel looks strong 6th October 2012, 15:16

Will Vettel finally become the first driver to score back-to-back wins this year? Here’s a look ahead to the Japanese Grand Prix.

2012 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

Vettel reprimanded but keeps pole

Sebastian Vettel will keep his pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix after the stewards investigated him for holding up Fernando Alonso.

Vergne penalised for blocking Senna

Jean-Eric Vergne has been moved back three places on the grid for the Japanese Grand Prix for holding up Bruno Senna during qualifying.

Alonso rues his luck after missing out on third

Fernando Alonso said the yellow flags for Kimi Raikkonen’s spin cost him a potential third place on the grid for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Hamilton: “I was nowhere” after set-up change

Lewis Hamilton said a change in set-up on his car caused the handling problems which left him languishing in ninth on the grid.

2012 Japanese Grand Prix grid

Red Bull lock out the front row while Kamui Kobayashi inherits third place due to Jenson Button’s penalty.

Vettel continues Suzuka dominance with fourth pole

Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka for the fourth consecutive year as Red Bull locked out the front row.

Red Bull on top in final practice session at Suzuka

The Red Bull pair headed the times as practice came to an end at Suzuka, Sebastian Vettel ahead of Mark Webber.

Perez targets championship after McLaren move

In the round-up: Perez aims to win title with McLaren ?? Whitmarsh on Perez’s potential ?? Lotus will not run ‘Double DRS’