2012 JAPANESE GP: VETTEL WITH SUPEB WIN TO -4

Sebastian Vettel demolished Fernando Alonso's Formula 1 world championship lead by dominating the Japanese Grand Prix as the points leader retired in a first-lap crash. The reigning champion is now just four points behind with five races to go, and has momentum on his side after back to back victories.
The Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
53 laps, 307.471km, Weather: Sunny.

Classified:
Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull       1h28:56.242
 2.  Felipe Massa         Ferrari         +   20.639
 3.  Kamui Kobayashi      Sauber          +   24.538
 4.  Jenson Button        McLaren         +   25.098
 5.  Lewis Hamilton       McLaren         +   46.490
 6.  Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus           +   50.424
 7.  Nico Hulkenberg      Force India     +   51.159
 8.  Pastor Maldonado     Williams        +   52.364
 9.  Mark Webber          Red Bull        +   54.675
10.  Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso      + 1:06.919
11.  Michael Schumacher   Mercedes AMG    + 1:07.769
12.  Paul Di Resta        Force India     + 1:23.460
13.  Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso      + 1:28.645
14.  Bruno Senna          Williams        + 1:28.709
15.  Heikki Kovalainen    Caterham        +    1 lap
16.  Timo Glock           Marussia        +    1 lap
17.  Vitaly Petrov        Caterham        +    1 lap
18.  Pedro De la Rosa     HRT             +    1 lap
19.  Romain Grosjean      Lotus           +   2 laps

Fastest lap: Sebastian Vettel - 1:35.774

Not classified/retirements:
Driver          Team              On lap
C.Pic           Marussia            39
N.Karthikeyan   HRT                 34
S.Perez         Sauber              19
F.Alonso        Ferrari              1
N.Rosberg       Mercedes             1


After 15 races:                
Drivers:                    Constructors:          
 1.  F.Alonso       194     1.  Red Bull        325
 2.  S.Vettel       190     2.  McLaren         283
 3.  K.Raikkonen    157     3.  Ferrari         263
 4.  L.Hamilton     152     4.  Lotus           239
 5.  M.Webber       135     5.  Mercedes AMG    136
 6.  J.Button       131     6.  Sauber          115
 7.  N.Rosberg       93     7.  Force India      81
 8.  R.Grosjean      82     8.  Williams         58
 9.  F.Massa         69     9.  Toro Rosso       15
10.  S.Perez         65       
11.  K.Kobayashi     50       
12.  P.Di Resta      44       
13.  M.Schumacher    43       
14.  N.Hulkenberg    37       
15.  P.Maldonado     33       
16.  B.Senna         25       
17.  J.Vergne         8       
18.  D.Ricciardo      7