” Sebastian Vettel took his fifth victory in a row during an enthralling Japanese Grand Prix, which boiled down to a strategic battle with Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber and the Lotus of Romain Grosjean.
All three drivers led the race at one point or another, but as the Red Bulls split their strategies between a two-stop for Vettel and a three-stop for Webber, the single Lotus got outfoxed and outpaced over the 53 laps. Webber forced his way through to second place on the penultimate lap, with a strategy that put the emphasis on on-track action rather than playing out the passing in the pit stops.
Fernando Alonso finished fourth to ensure the championship will be stretched out for at least one more race, with Kimi Raikkonen recovering from a poor start to finish fifth ahead of another strong performance from Nico Hulkenberg. Esteban Gutierrez took the first points of his career in seventh ahead of Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button and Felipe Massa in the final points positions. ”
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