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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 30: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing talks with Dr Helmut Marko as he prepares to drive during practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 30, 2009 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, but will have to wait to seal a fourth-straight Fomula One title as nearest rival Fernando Alonso finished fourth. Vettel surged into the lead on the 41st lap and led a Red Bull one-two ahead of teammate Mark Webber by 7.1 seconds. Webber, who started from the pole position, passed Lotus' Romain Grosjean on the penultimate lap. Grosjean led much of the race but could not take his first F1 victory and finished third. Vettel managed the rare feat of a fifth-straight race win and leads the championship by 90 points ahead of Alonso with four races remaining. The last driver to win five races in a row was Michael Schumacher in 2004. Grosjean, who started on the second row, grabbed the lead at the first turn and held it until the 29th lap when he went into the pits for the second time to change tires. Vettel took the lead and waited for his final pit stop on lap 37. With fresh hard tires, Vettel blasted past Grosj...
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