Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday but was made to wait for his fourth successive Formula One title after Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished fourth.

The 26-year-old German’s fourth win at Suzuka in the last five years left him with a lead of 90 points over Alonso with four races, and a maximum 100 points, remaining. Next up is the Indian GP on October 27.

The results: 1. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) 1:26:49.301; 2. Mark Webber (Red Bull) +00:07.129; 3. Romain Grosjean (Lotus) +00:09.910; 4. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) +00:45.605; 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) +00:47.325; 6. Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber) +00:51.615; 7. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber) +01:11.630; 8. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) +01:12.023; 9. Jenson Button (McLaren) +01:20.821; 10. Felipe Massa (Ferrari) +01:29.263; 11. Paul di Resta (Force India) +01:38.572; 12. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) 1 lap; 13. Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso) 1 lap; 14. Adrian Sutil (Force India) 1 lap; 15. Sergio Perez (McLaren) 1 lap; 16. Pastor Maldonado (Williams) 1 lap; 17. Valtteri Bottas (Williams) 1 lap; 18. Charles Pic (Caterham) 1 lap; 19. Max Chilton (Marussia) 1 lap; Retired: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 46 laps; Jules Bianchi (Marussia) 53 laps; Giedo van der Garde (Caterham) 53 laps.

Standings: Drivers: 1. Vettel 297; 2. Alonso 207; 3. Raikkonen 177; 4. Hamilton 161; 5. Webber 148; 6. Rosberg 126; 7. Massa 90; 8. Grosjean 87; 9. Button 60; 10. Huelkenberg 39; 11. di Resta 36; 12. Sutil 26; 13. Perez 23; 14. Ricciardo 18; 15. Vergne 13; 16. Gutierrez 6; 17. Maldonado 1; 18. Bottas 0; 19. Bianchi 0; 20. Pic 0; 21. van der Garde 0; 22. Chilton 0.

Constructors: 1. Red Bull 445; 2. Ferrari 297; 3. Mercedes 287; 4. Lotus 264; 5. McLaren 83; 6. Force India 62; 7. Sauber 45; 8. Toro Rosso 31; 9. Williams 1; 10. Marussia 0; 11. Caterham 0. — Agencies

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