This is F1Minute for the 4th October 2009.
Sebastian Vettel turned his pole position into a victory in a Japanese Grand Prix that was a lot calmer than qualifying. The FIA finally decided on a grid, with the main things of note that Button would be starting behind Barrichello. Toyota confirmed that Glock wouldn’t be racing today. His leg was bandaged up but he was okay, it was really mobility of the leg that was the problem.
The race itself wasn’t super exciting, but Alguersuari did bring out a safety car during the last ten laps. He crashed into the barriers and was taken to the medical centre via ambulance, but he was okay. Brawn GP were concerned that Rosberg might have been speeding under the safety car but the stewards investigated and found that the safety car message had been overridden by a low fuel warning, so they decided no penalty was to be given.
Button lost just one point to Barrichello in his title fight, whilst Vettel has managed to close up to Rubens considerably.
That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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