0752 GMT: AFP IS NOW CLOSING THIS LIVE REPORT, after an imperious Sebastian Vettel started from pole to claim victory in Japan and reduce Fernando Alonso's lead in the drivers' standings to just four points with five races to go. The next grand prix is in Korea next week.
Track officials help take Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain off the track after he went out early at the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit.
0747 GMT: Outside the top three, Button powered home just half a second behind Kobayashi. Fifth was Lewis Hamilton, followed by Raikkonen and Hulkenberg. Maldonado was eighth, Webber ninth and Ricciardo took 10th, fending off Schumacher.
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