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Vettel takes out Japan GP

 

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel led from start to finish to win Formula One's Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, reviving his championship hopes

Vettel led Jarno Trulli‚Äôs Toyota home by 4.8s despite a late safety car intervention. Lewis Hamilton was third for McLaren, 1.5s behind.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished in fourth place, ahead of Rosberg and BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld.

Seventh place for Rubens Barrichello, just ahead of Brawn team mate Jenson Button, leaves the championship points table as Button 85, Barrichello 71, Vettel 69 with two races remaining.

"It can still be done and its looking much better now," Vettel said of his chances in the championship. "Shame there's only two races to go, but that's life. Anything is still possible and it can change quickly."

It was Vettel's third win of the season, and first since the British Grand Prix in June. The German started from pole position and got a strong start to keep the KERS-power boost cars behind him.

Brawn GP has all but sealed the constructors' championship. Only a one-two finish by Red Bull in both the remaining races and Brawn finishing pointless can prevent a Brawn championship in its first season.


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