Sebastian Vettel came out on top in a compelling three-way scrap with Mark Webber and Romain Grosjean to score his fourth win at Suzuka.
Red Bull’s decision to convert Mark Webber to a three-stop strategy prompted claims they’d done so to favour Sebastian Vettel. But the data reveals why they did it.
Felipe Massa’s refusal to follow an order to let Fernando Alonso past delayed his team mate’s progress and cost both Ferrari drivers a place at one point.
Mark Webber set the fastest lap of the Japanese Grand Prix as he began his final stint of the race but Mercedes showed good pace too.
The 2013 Japanese Grand Prix in pictures.
Daniel Ricciardo said his drive-through penalty during the Japanese Grand Prix was “unbelievable” and denied he’d gained an advantage by going off the track while overtaking Adrian Sutil.
Esteban Gutierrez said scoring the first points of his F1 career will give him a platform to build on in the future.
Martin Whitmarsh said he was surprised Nico Rosberg complained about Sergio Perez’s driving after the Japanese Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas says his team mate Pastor Maldonado risked a collision between the two Williams drivers with his last-lap move at the chicane.
Nico Rosberg criticised Sergio Perez’s driving after the pair made contact during the Japanese Grand Prix.
Mark Webber does not think he would have been able to pass Sebastian Vettel to win the Japanese Grand Prix if he’d overtaken Romain Grosjean sooner at the end of the race.
Fernando Alonso says he didn’t have the pace to finish on the podium after taking fourth place in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said Mark Webber’s switch to a three-stop strategy was chosen after he used up more of his tyres in the first stint and had to pit earlier.
Sebastian Vettel is poised to clinch the world championship after scoring his ninth victory of the season in Japan.
Vettel has a strong chance of winning the championship at the next round after his ninth win of the year in Japan.
Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two in the Japanese Grand Prix
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