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Japanese GP in ten pictures

A look back in pictures at last weekend's 2012 F1 Japanese Grand Prix, which was won by Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel. Enjoy...

With so many great pictures appearing on Crash.net over an F1 weekend it can be hard to keep track. So, here we bring you ten pictures that sum up the 2012 F1 Japanese Grand Prix.

Enjoy...


Sebastian Vettel makes a great start from pole position at Suzuka, but further back Fernando Alonso is not so lucky...
Alonso spins out and into retirement after contact with Kimi Raikkonen
Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg are also caught up in the chaos, the former hit by 'first-lap nutcase' Romain Grosjean, while the latter is taken out by Bruno Senna...
The safety car is deployed as the mess is cleared up
Vettel maintains his lead at the re-start and then starts to pull away, building what will become an unassailable advantage
Felipe Massa makes his first stop slightly later than Kamui Kobayashi and Jenson Button and moves ahead and up into second
Sergio Perez spins off and beaches it at the hairpin on lap 19 while battling with Lewis Hamilton for P6...
Button closes right up on Kobayashi near the end, but the Sauber driver holds on to take his first F1 podium, much to the delight of the local crowd
Vettel crosses the line to take the victory, his second in succession and in the process he slashes Alonso's lead in the drivers' championship to just 4 points
Vettel, Massa and Kobayashi celebrate on the podium



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You can also look at all the images from the weekend, covering every single session and lots, lots more - including some of the hottest grid girls around - HERE.


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