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Fans, drivers and teams have expressed their concern at a 'lottery' final race where double-points would be on offer

Sebastian Vettel will start the Japanese Grand Prix in second behind his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber

F1: Mark Webber unlikely to help Sebastian Vettel to clinch fourth world championship at the Japanese Grand Prix

Australian remembers the Malaysian Grand Prix when Vettel defied team orders to pass Webber to claim victory, with the Red Bull duo lining up together in the front row for tomorrow's race

Sebastian Vettel (bottom) drives past Fernando Alonso, who is facing the wrong way after spinning during practice

Japanese Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel edges inexorably nearer title

On a day when the imminence of Sebastian Vettel’s fourth consecutive World Championship paled into insignificance in the face of Maria de Villota’s human story, the German once again took control of events on the racetrack.

Sebastian Vettel finished second practice with the fastest lap time at Suzuka

F1: Sebastian Vettel returns to the top of the table in Japan after Lewis Hamilton briefly threatened the 2013 world champion in waiting

The Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Nico Rosberg topped the timesheets in first practice before Vettel and Mark Webber followed suit in second practice with a Red Bull one-two

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel

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The German Red Bull driver is set for his fourth world title in a row

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel

Lewis Hamilton 'feels for the fans', claiming Sebastian Vettel dominance is making F1 a turn off

The German driver looks set for a fourth world title in a row after victory in the Korean Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel drives along the pit lane during practice in Yeongam

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Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both Friday sessions in Korea

Lewis Hamilton hopeful of breaking Sebastian Vettel stranglehold on Formula One after topping Korean practice times

The Briton finishes fastest in both Friday sessions with the champion-elect finishing second

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Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in a press conference

Lewis Hamilton claims he wouldn't want to win in the same way as Sebastian Vettel following his cruise to Singapore victory

Vettel won by over half a minute to claim his fourth win in five races and edge him closer to title number four

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F1: Sebastian Vettel recovers from first corner hitch to cruise home in Singapore Grand Prix which came to life late on

Vettel sits 60 points ahead of Fernando Alonso who along with Mark Webber was handed a reprimand which sees the Aussie given a 10-place grid penalty in Korea

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Time is running out to catch Sebastian Vettel

Closest rivals Alonso and Hamilton struggle in qualifying for today's Singapore Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel on his way to pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel secures pole for the Singapore Grand Prix in yet another show of dominance by the Red Bull driver

Vettel has won three of the last four races and has given himself the best chance to increase his run tomorrow

Fernando Alonso has yet to win a world title for Ferrari, much to the disappointment of president Luca di Montezemolo

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President Luca di Montezemolo hopes the uncomplicated Finn's return will provoke the necessary response from Fernando Alonso

Force India’s Paul di Resta, centre, crashes into Romain Grosjean’s Lotus at Monza

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German extends his championship lead to 53 points over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after flag-to-flag victory at Monza

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