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Monday, 11th October 2010
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Vettel wins Japanese Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix for the second consecutive year on Sunday (October 10th).

The German Red Bull driver started from pole and went on to record his third win of the season. Current championship leader and fellow Red Bull driver, Mark Webber, finished 0.9 seconds behind.

Fernando Alonso was third and McLaren team-mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were fourth and fifth.

Vettel now stands third in the championship and praised the Japanese Grand Prix circuit after the race.

"This track is like it has been drawn for us with all the high-speed corners. It's always a pleasure (to drive). When the car was getting lighter and lighter (with fuel) at the end, it was more and more fun," said the 23-year old.

There are now three races remaining in the competition and Webber leads with 220 points, while Alonso has 206 – just ahead of Vettel, who has the same points total but fewer race wins.

Next year's Japanese Grand Prix will again be held at Suzuka on October 9th.

Written by Mark Smith.