A year after blasting Romain Grosjean as a "first-lap nutcase", Mark Webber has praised the Frenchman for almost denying him second place at Suzuka.
Webber, who began on pole, finished behind team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who won his fifth race in a row and will be odds-on to clinch his fourth successive Formula One title in India in two weeks' time.
But a lightning start from Grosjean from fourth on the grid left the Red Bulls for dead as his Lotus was first into turn one.
He then made life very difficult for Webber at the end, killing off the Australian's chances of a first win of 2013 before he embarks on a new career in sportscars with Porsche.
Webber said Grosjean was a very...
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