Five themes to watch for in Japan
Will Sebastian Vettel relax and make sure he secures the title, or will he go for victory on Sunday? Can McLaren stop him? And what can Nico Rosberg do from the back? Edd Straw runs over the talking points after qualifying
Only one set of circumstances can delay Sebastian Vettel's title-winning celebrations by another week - a Jenson Button victory combined with nil points for the runaway world championship leader.
So despite claiming pole position under huge pressure from the McLaren drivers, you might expect him simply to sit back, relax, bank the points and enjoy being a double world championship.
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