Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, the reigning world champions, had an exciting finale at Suzuka.
The TV cameras missed some exciting last-lap action while they were focused on Max Verstappen’s strange victory in the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso was taking time away from his former opponent Sebastian Vettel as videos of the Charles Leclerc vs. Sergio Perez collision were being shown.
With 10 minutes left in the Suzuka race, Alonso pitted the Alpine for new Intermediate tyres and promptly managed to regain position, passing George Russell on the penultimate lap at Turn 1.
Vettel led the last round by about 2.5 seconds, but as they approached the last chicane, the location of the iconic incident between Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in 1989, the current crop of multiple World Champions demonstrated how it’s done.
In the final, Vettel edged Alonso by 0.011 seconds.
Below, you can see a video of Vettel’s thrilling victory at the Japanese Grand Prix:
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