London, Oct 4: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has moved to the brink of his fourth consecutive world title with yet another victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.
According to Sky Sports, having led every lap of the two previous grand prix races from pole, for much of Sunday’s 53-lap race at Suzuka it looked as though Vettel would be beaten for the first time since July as impressive long-time race leader Romain Grosjean and Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber ran ahead of him for half of the grand prix.
However, while Fernando Alonso’s position in the top five meant Vettel’s now inevitable championship coronation was never likely to come before India, the World Champion still fulfilled his part of the prospective Suzuka title-winning equation by delivering a masterclass in tyre preservation and controlled speed to overcome his challengers, the report said.
The reigning champion now tops the standings by 90 points and will secure the title if he finishes fifth or higher in India, the report added. (ANI)