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An October afternoon race in Japan means dusk after the podium ceremony. It was a pretty dusk.

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It’s not like Sebastian Vettel never crashes, but he’s limited his shunts to free practice sessions this year, finishing every race.

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Suzuka!

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Lewis Hamilton was not the picture of joy after screwing up a potential run for pole.

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Vettel’s somewhat brutal move on Button at the start.

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Vettel led the early stages of the race, but lurking here in third was eventual winner Jenson Button.

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Michael Schumacher led a Formula One race after five years.

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These two, Hamilton and Massa, have not been BFF for the past few races.

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Happy Jenson, happy Seb.

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GPOJBGJMM (gratuitous picture of Jenson Button’s girlfriend Jessica Michibata, Monday)

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Adrian Newey celebrates world championship-winning car number eight in the company of Mr. Horner and Mr. Vettel.

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Third-place trophy, first-place everything else.

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