• SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Sebastian Vettel (2nd left) of Germany and Red Bull Racing leads from Jenson Button (left) of Great Britain and McLaren towards the first corner at the start of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 9, 2011 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, leads the field into Turn One at the first lap during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
  • SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing leads from Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren and Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren at the start of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 9, 2011 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads the field into a corner at the first lap of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
  • SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren drives during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 9, 2011 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
  • SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing locks up as he drives on his way finishing third to secure his second F1 World Drivers Championship during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 9, 2011 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
  • Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in front of team mates after finishing third to secure his second F1 World Drivers Championship during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 9, 2011 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
  • Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates in front of team members after finishing third in the Japanese Grand Prix to clinch the Formula One drivers championship, at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
  • SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates with team mates in the pitlane after finishing third to secure his second F1 World Drivers Championship during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 9, 2011 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
  • SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme after finishing third to secure his second F1 World Drivers Championship during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 9, 2011 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
  • El alem�n Sebastian Vettel, de la escuder�a Red Bull, besa su trofeo despu�s de ganar el bicampeonato de la F�rmula Uno, en Suzuka, Jap�n, el domingo 9 de octubre de 2011. (Foto AP/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, waves with McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain, center, and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain on the podium after the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Vettel finished third in the race to clinch the Formula One drivers championship. Button won the Japanese Grand Prix and Alonso finished second. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, celebrates with champagne with McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain, right, and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain on the podium after the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Vettel finished third in the race to clinch the Formula One drivers championship. Button won the Japanese Grand Prix and Alonso finished second. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain celebrates with his girlfriend Jessica Michibata after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
  • Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, left, McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain , center, and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, right, attend the press conference after the Japan Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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