Formula 1: Japanese GP Highlights

2:05pm Sunday 7 October on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents highlights of the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka, where the Formula 1 title has been decided 11 times in the last 23 races. Last year, Jenson Button may have taken the chequered flag but it was pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel who was left with the widest grin as he became the youngest double world champion in the sport’s history.

Vettel, then aged 24 years and 98 days, finished third to secure the necessary points required for him to become only the ninth driver to win back-to-back crowns. The German found himself under investigation after he cut off Button’s attempt to pass him off the line but the stewards took no further action, much to the Briton’s frustrations. Fernando Alonso completed the podium with a second-placed finish, with Lewis Hamilton having to settle for fifth following a puncture and a clash with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. The day, however, belonged to Button but the title to Vettel.

David Coulthard is on hand to offer his expert analysis of the race.

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