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Pole winner Sebastian Vettel was dominant Sunday in winning the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Racing Circuit in Suzuka City. By beating Toyota's Jarno Trulli to the finish by nearly five seconds, the 22-year-old German closed within 16 points of F1 standings leader Jenson Button, keeping his title hopes alive with two races left in the 2009 season. Woo-hoo, Vettel said to his crew on his radio after winning for the third time in 2009 and fourth time in his F1 career.
The World Motor Sports Council has ordered Renault to answer charges of intentionally causing a crash at last year's Singapore Grand Prix. The ruling Friday by Formula One's governing body, FIA, said the move helped Spain's Fernando Alonso win the race. In a statement, the FIA said representatives from the French team have been told to appear before a special meeting Sept.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Jenson Button set the fastest time in Saturday's qualifying session to claim pole position for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.
By Alan Baldwin SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Spaniard Fernando Alonso won a chaotic Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday to hand Renault the Formula One constructor's title on top of the driver's crown he took last month.
By Alan Baldwin SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Ralf Schumacher put Toyota on pole position for their home Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday while rain sent championship leaders McLaren to the back of the starting grid.
By Alan Baldwin SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Ferrari's Michael Schumacher crashed on Saturday in a wet free practice for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.
SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Ferrari's Michael Schumacher crashed in a wet free practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday. The seven times world champion lost control on the slippery surface, spun and clattered into the tire barrier at the S-curve.
By Alan Baldwin SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Spain's Fernando Alonso became Formula One's youngest champion at the age of 24 on Sunday after finishing third for Renault in the Brazilian Grand Prix.