He may not have done much for the title fight in Japan but at least Fernando Alonso now holds the record for the most points scored in F1.
Starting eighth on the Suzuka grid, Alonso was up to sixth by the first corner and later climbed to fifth as he took the position off team-mate Felipe Massa.
However, the Spaniard soon found himself stuck behind Nico Hulkenberg and struggled to overtake the much-improved Sauber.
It wasn't until lap 46 that he finally shot past and up into fourth which he held onto despite Kimi Raikkonen closing fast in the final laps.
"There were some strong people in front of us and the threat from behind with Kimi but the race went good," he said....
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