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Sebastian Vettel wins 2012 Japanese GP: Only four points away from Fernando Alonso in drivers’ championship ratings


Sebastian Vettel was victorious in this past weekend Japanese Grand Prix wherein he cruised to victory. The 25 year old German racer was also successful in Singapore which was held two weeks ago and became the first racer this year to score back to back wins as he slashed Fernando Alonso championship lead to just four points with five races left.

The Red Bull racer got off to an exciting start and sped away to win by more than 20 seconds ahead of Ferrari Felipe Massa and Kamui Kobayashi who received his first podium finish. Vettel has five races remaining and trails Alonso 194 points to 190. Alonso of Ferrari was eliminated when Kimi Raikkonen at first corner suffered a puncture which resulted in Alonso skidding.

This confusion saw Vettel out in the front racing to his victory and 24th of his career which has now made him level with Argentine Juan-Manuel Fangio in record books. The team’s performance sees Red Bull Racing now in the constructors’ championship lead with 324 points to McLaren’s 283 while Ferrari is on 263, Lotus on 239, Williams Team is eighth, 23 points behind Force India while Caterham Team is in 11th place.


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Nabanita Singha Roy

Nabanita Singha Roy

Love for a red car has with experience transformed to a detailed outlook for around the clock news from Nabanita Singha Roy. Starting out as auto blogger in 2009, her inextricable editorial approach guarantees diverse storylines for a widely enthusiastic automotive readership.

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