The 2012 Japanese Grand Prix proved to be vital for the title battle. Fernando Alonso left the Suzuka circuit with a heavily eroded lead over Sebastian Vettel in the driver’s standings, a lead that he would eventually lose at the next race in Korea.
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The F1 paddock returned to Suzuka for the 28th running of the Japanese Grand Prix. A real driver’s circuit, the track mixes high-speed bends with twisty corners and long straights.
The race wasn’t the most exciting race of the season, but it certainly provided some high drama and gave the packed grandstands something to cheer about with home hero Kamui Kobayashi collecting a big haul of points with his best ever...
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