GP report: Grosjean brings Suzuka alive
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GP report: Grosjean brings Suzuka alive

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, Mark Hughes

Romain Grosjean gave the race a hint of tension, but Sebastian Vettel continued his relentless march towards a fourth title with his fifth successive win. MARK HUGHES reviews the Japanese Grand Prix

Romain Grosjean single-handedly gave the Japanese Grand Prix race some tension by getting his Lotus ahead of the faster Red Bulls at the start and proceeding to drive a near-perfect race.

But Grosjean was always the prey. What wasn't clear was whether the hunter was Sebastian Vettel, on his two-stop strategy, or Mark Webber on his three. The two alternatives were closely enough matched that circumstances could have swung it either way - and, in combination with the Vettel victory that played out, that was enough to trigger the conspiracy theories.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Romain Grosjean
Author Mark Hughes