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Japan 2012 - Race results // An easy victory for Vettel and a DNF for Alonso closes the championship up

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It wasn't a race to write home about, but there were moments that added to the overall story of the 2012 season. There were at least three first lap incidents which mixed things up, but Sebastian Vettel cruised to victory, with Felipe Massa comfortably in second place behind him. The battle for the final spot on the podium was on until the last few laps, with Button and Kobayashi both desperate to finish third.

PositionDriverTeamTimeStops
BestSebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:35.774Lap 52
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:28:56.2422
2Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari+20.62
3Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team+24.52
4Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+25.02
5Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes+46.42
6Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team+50.42
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+51.12
8Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team+52.32
9Mark WebberRed Bull Racing+54.62
10Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso+66.92
11Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+67.72
12Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team+83.42
13Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso+88.62
14Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team+88.74
15Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team+1 lap2
16Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team+1 lap2
17Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team+1 lap3
18Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team+1 lap2
19Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team+2 laps4
DNFCharles PicMarussia F1 TeamLap 393
DNFNarain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 TeamLap 342
DNFSergio PérezSauber F1 TeamLap 191
DNFFernando AlonsoScuderia FerrariLap 10
DNFNico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLap 10

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