MagazineOct 9, 2011
Formula 1 2011: Japanese Grand Prix
It's done and dusted. Sebastian Vettel has claimed his second World Championship in Japan. He needed one more point and scored it with his third place in today's exciting race. Japan is Formula One crazy. Every year tens of thousands of fans turn up at the Suzuka track to support their heroes and at the 2011 race two stood out, Vettel and Japan's own Kamui Kobayashi. Kamui had requested and arranged for the Fukushima girls choir to sing the Japanese national anthem before the start of the race and this nice gesture forever made him Japan's darling. Unfortunately he could repay Japan with a good drive as he botched his start and finished down the field. Jensen Button eventually claimed his third win of the season, but it was not enough to keep Sebastian Vettel from celebrating his F1 crown for the second year running. Join TotallyCoolPix on Facebook and Twitter or join our Flickr Group.