Felipe Massa’s run to second place showed that the much-maligned Ferrari F2012 had strong race pace.
Sebastian Vettel couldn’t resist pumping in the fastest lap of the race on his penultimate tour of Suzuka despite his team urging him to take it easy.
McLaren set the fastest pit stop of the Japanese Grand Prix – and it allowed Lewis Hamilton to take fifth place off Kimi Raikkonen. Marussia also impressed on pit lane.
Pictures from the Japanese Grand Prix, won by Sebastian Vettel ahead of Felipe Massa and Kamui Kobayashi.
Kimi Raikkonen said he “couldn’t go anywhere else” when he tangled with Fernando Alonso on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix.
An unhappy Mark Webber hit out at Romain Grosjean following their clash on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel claimed his third Japanese Grand Prix win in four years in dominant style after title rival Fernando Alonso crashed out.
Fernando Alonso’s championship lead is slashed to four points by Sebastian Vettel as he fails to finish at Suzuka.
Sebastian Vettel claimed his third victory in the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Felipe Massa and Kamui Kobayashi.
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