Sebastian Vettel raced into the history books at Suzuka on Sunday in front of thousands of passionate Japanese fans. Here's the story of their race weekend in pictures...
Formula One fans had the chance to meet the drivers and obtain a precious autograph before the racing began at Suzuka and as the image below of Mark Webber illustrates, many took the opportunity to do just that.
Red Bull Racing supporters pause for a picture before heading into the circuit to cheer on their heroes.
This Red Bull Racing fan is ready for the action to begin before qualifying in the circuit plaza.
The 'Vettel Foam Finger' has made its way to Japan, where this fan has availed herself of one on a memorable day for the German driver.
The Japanese supporters are a creative bunch and these guys clearly spent quite some time on their outfits for race day. We're impressed!
Hats were all the rage at the Suzuka circuit this weekend and these red bulls were early contenders for hat of the day.
But this one has got to be up there in terms of reproduction.
And this hat accessory is worth an honourable mention as well, with added 'Vettel Finger' pose.
This supporter and the thousands like him gave Sebastian Vettel the courage to retain his world drivers' title.
And Seb didn't let them down, as his third place in Suzuka was enough for the German to win back-to-back titles.
- Watch Sebastian Vettel's road to the title
- Read Sebastian Vettel's post-race blog from Japan
- Seb's career highlights in pictures
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- Japanese Grand Prix event page