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Japan 2011 - The race // Suzuka plays host to what could be a championship decider

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Glock plays it cool in Suzuka
Glock plays it cool in SuzukaCredit: Virgin Racing

This could be the race that Sebastian Vettel has been waiting for. Red Bull have dominated at Suzuka for the past couple of years, and have certainly dominated this season. Starting from pole position, it seems highly likely that he'll wrap up the championship by the time the race is over.

There's plenty to keep an eye on further back, though, with Kamui Kobayashi starting from an excellent seventh place, and Nico Rosberg with plenty of work to do from the last row of the grid.

The action begins at 7am GMT+1 with the Factbyte Factbox opening an hour beforehand for some fabulous build up.

Statistics

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Suzuka Circuit, Sunday

23℃

  • Low 16℃
  • Humidity 62%

Sunny

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTime
1S VettelRed Bull1:30:27.323
2M WebberRed Bull+0.9
3F AlonsoFerrari+2.7
4J ButtonMcLaren+13.5
5L HamiltonMcLaren+39.5

Predictions

Jpn 2011: Can Nico Rosberg match Schumacher's climb from 24th to 5th in Belgium?

  • Yes, he can get into the points.

    63%
  • No, he'll finish out of the points.

    21%
  • No, he'll retire from the race.

    16%

19 votes

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This could be the race that Sebastian Vettel has been waiting for. Red Bull have dominated at Suzuka for the past couple of years, and have certainly dominated this season. Starting from pole position, it seems highly likely that he'll wrap up the championship by the time the race is over.
Virgin Racing

Event start

07:00GMT +01:00

9 October 2011