Pitting early and a superior tyre management strategy handed Sebastian Vettel his fourth Suzuka title on a plate while team-mate Webber was left to wonder what went wrong,
In the preceeding half hour before race time it was installation lap city for many drivers trying to get a handle on the changing ambient temperature and wind direction over the last few days.
As the rear of the field was slow to form, Vettel's front left brake began to overheat but was granted a reprieve from the green lights. Webber managed to beat his team-mate off the line, but was trounced conprehensively by Romain Grosjean's Lotus, who lead into turn one. Hamilton picked up a puncture after minor contact with...
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