2009 JAPAN GP: VETTEL DOMINANT IN SUZUKA

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Sebastian Vettel kept his and Red Bull's title hopes alive by dominating the Japanese Grand Prix - but with Jenson Button salvaging eighth and only losing one point to Rubens Barrichello, the points leader could still leave Suzuka satisfied.

Jarno Trulli gave home team Toyota its second runner-up finish in a week by beating Lewis Hamilton's McLaren to second, with the world champion just resisting Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen for third after a late safety car.
The Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka, Japan;
53 laps; 307.573km;
Weather: Sunny.

Classified:

Pos Driver Team Time
1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1h28:20.443
2. Trulli Toyota (B) + 4.877
3. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) + 6.472
4. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) + 7.940
5. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) + 8.793
6. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) + 9.509
7. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) + 10.641
8. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) + 11.474
9. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) + 11.777
10. Alonso Renault (B) + 13.065
11. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) + 13.735
12. Fisichella Ferrari (B) + 14.596
13. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) + 14.959
14. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes (B) + 15.734
15. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) + 17.973
16. Grosjean Renault (B) + 1 lap
17. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) + 2 laps

Fastest lap: Webber, 1:32.569

Not classified/retirements:

Driver Team On lap
Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 58
Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 26
Glock Toyota (B) 15