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Vettel blows F1 title race wide open with Japan win

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Sebastian Vettel slashed the Formula One title race to just four points Sunday as he stormed to victory in the Japanese Grand Prix after championship leader Fernando Alonso span out on the first turn. 

Winner Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel (left) of Germany sprays champagne at third-placed Sauber-Ferrari driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan during the awards ceremony for the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix in the Suzuka circuit on October 7. Vettel threw the battle for this year's Formula One title wide open when he cruised to a supreme victory in the race.

Red Bull's double defending world champion escaped a chaotic start and sped away to win by more than 20 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Felipe Massa and home favourite Kamui Kobayashi, whose first podium received huge roars from the capacity crowd.

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