Suzuka: 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 to be won, remaining. The next up is India on October 27.
Vettel`s Australian team mate Mark Webber, who had started on pole position, finished 7.1 seconds behind in a Red Bull one-two with Frenchman Romain Grosjean taking third place on a sunny afternoon at the Honda-owned track.
Sauber`s Mexican Esteban Gutierrez became the first rookie driver to score a point this season with seventh place for Sauber.