The complete 2011 Japanese Grand Prix review
The full story of a classic and, as it turned out, historic 2011 Japanese Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel clinched his second world title - becoming the youngest man ever to do so - and Jenson Button scored a brilliant win for McLaren
It's Friday morning, Suzuka and the serpentine asphalt is dusty, ready to bite at the unwitting and the unwary. Such conditions are not conducive to accurate predictions for the weekend ahead.
Two things are clear by the end of this first 90 minutes of a potentially historic Japanese Grand Prix weekend, though: Sebastian Vettel looks likely to be a double world champion in less than 72 hours and McLaren possesses good one-lap pace around every Formula 1 driver's favourite layout.
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