Race
  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel FL GER Red Bull 55 2
2 Hamilton GBR McLaren 55 2
3 Webber AUS Red Bull 55 2
4 Button GBR McLaren 55 2
5 Alonso ESP Ferrari 55 2
6 Massa BRA Ferrari 55 2
7 Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso 55 2
8 Rosberg GER Mercedes 55 2
9 Buemi SUI Toro Rosso 55 2
10 di Resta GBR Force India 55 2
11 Sutil GER Force India 55 2
12 Barrichello BRA Williams 55 2
13 Senna BRA Renault 54 2
14 Kovalainen FIN Team Lotus 54 2
15 Kobayashi JPN Sauber 54 3
16 Perez MEX Sauber 54 3
17 Trulli ITA Team Lotus 54 2
18 Glock GER Virgin 54 2
19 Ricciardo AUS HRT 54 2
20 d'Ambrosio BEL Virgin 54 2
21 Liuzzi ITA HRT 52 3
Retirement
engine Maldonado VEN Williams 30 4
collision Petrov RUS Renault 16 2
collision Schumacher GER Mercedes 15 1

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All the usual back-slapping going on from the Red Bull boys as they wait to be called to the podium. And even a smile from Hamilton. Webber looks less happy but he should be proud of his battle with Hamilton which was one of the best battles we have seen this season.

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Lap 55

Meanwhile, Vettel is cruising and crosses the line for win No. 10 of 2011. Hamilton, Webber, Button and Alonso cross the line in position. Massa was 9.4s off his team-mate in sixth and Alguersuari passed Rosberg on the last lap for seventh. Buemi ninth and di Resta tenth.

That Red Bull result has also secured the team the constructors' title. Alonso and Rosberg have stopped on track, presumably out of fuel. Rosberg had a very slow final lap.

To add to the celebrations, Vettel set the fastest lap on the final lap, crossing the line 12.0s clear of Hamilton.

Vettel is ecstatic. He desperately wanted the win in Suzuka but it slipped away. He now celebrates the constructors' with victory.

Hamilton sets the fastest lap as they start the final lap. Webber, Button and Alonso are still all nose to tail but look set to stay that way as they exit sector one.

Lap 54

Hamilton boosts the gap to 0.6s as he tries to crush Webber's spirit. Meanwhile, Alonso comes over the radio saying "I give up". Is he for real? Or is he bluffing?

Alguersuari takes a bite at Rosberg around the outside but gets hung out to dry and stays in eighth. Good battle back there.

Lap 53

Hamilton has a little bit more breathing room this time around with a gap of 0.4s as they cross the line.

Alonso was within 0.8s of Button as they crossed the line but then had to deal with oversteer under braking into turn one and lost a fraction of time.

Lap 52

Alonso is told to go to "mixture five - "full power".

The same story between Hamilton and Webber in second in the third and first sector. Hamilton's tyres are holding on at the moment.

Lap 51

Hamilton has Webber just 0.2s off his tail as the Red Bull sets a new fastest lap. Just 2.9s separating second and fifth at the moment as Alonso gets within a second of Button.

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