I didn't hear any complaints from the drivers about being in 'glow-in-the-dark' Japan. Happy to be there, happy to have a decent race. The top three drivers were only 2 seconds apart, but in racing that is more distance than you think. The winner was Jensen Button, pictured with his girlfriend and team. Followed by Ferdinand Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. Both Button and Alonso have been pulling away from their respective teammates all year. Vettel, in need of only one point, became the seasons champion. The youngest ever to be a double champion, 2010 and 2011. Previous youngest was Alonso. The next anti-climatic four races will decide who is 2nd and 3rd in the championship plus the constructor's trophy. Red Bull, no doubt.

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