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All Vets are off

Just one point at Suzuka and Sebastian Vettel will become the youngest ever F1 double champion, after he demonstrated his supremacy in Singapore, where he managed for the first time in his career to be in front for every single lap of the race.

And the German would have already been crowned champ if it weren't for a determined drive by Jenson Button, who came in second after shrugging off a stomach upset that saw him lose 1.5kg in weight, and remains the only driver with a mathematical chance of catching the mighty Seb.

But to do that, he'd have to win all of the five remaining races with Vettel not winning a single point. Barring incident and accident, this doesn't look very likely.

At one point Vettel's lead was cut to 3.7 seconds after the safety car came out following a spectacular Michael Schumacher crash. But Button encountered traffic in the shape of two Williams cars, and couldn't capitalise.'It was frustrating,' he said. 'I can understand that it’s difficult to move over but they have to respect cars fighting for higher positions.'

Vettel's teammate Mark Webber came in third, with Fernando Alonso fourth. Britain's Lewis Hamilton experienced yet more disappointment, dropping from third to seventh, and picking-up a drive through penalty after colliding with Felipe Massa.

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