The fate of the constructors' world championship is currently in the hands of the Suzuka stewards, after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won dominantly in Japan and the two Brawns managed just three points between them.

The fate of the constructors' world championship is currently in the hands of the Suzuka stewards, after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won dominantly in Japan and the two Brawns managed just three points between them.

As it stands, Brawn GP missed out on wrapping up the title on Sunday by a mere half-point, but it has emerged that Williams' Nico Rosberg will be investigated by the stewards for driving too fast in safety car conditions.

The German finished the race in fifth place, but if he is demoted, Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button may move up the order and collect the point they need to push Red Bull out of mathematical contention for the teams' title.

"I have got one point, maybe two so we will see," said Button on BBC radio. "But either way I have only lost one point to Rubens so that is good and I can't imagine us not picking up another point each."

The British championship leader now leads Barrichello with two races to go by 14 points, while the gap to Vettel diminished by 9 points on Sunday to 16.

"He's (Vettel) got nothing to lose," said boss Christian Horner. "He just has to win the next two races."

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 53 1:28:20.443 1 10
2 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 53 +4.8 secs 2 8
3 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 53 +6.4 secs 3 6
4 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +7.9 secs 5 5
5 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 53 +8.7 secs 7 4
6 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 53 +9.5 secs 4 3
7 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 53 +10.6 secs 6 2
8 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 53 +11.4 secs 10 1
9 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 53 +11.7 secs 9
10 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 53 +13.0 secs 16
11 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +13.7 secs 11
12 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 53 +14.5 secs 14
13 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 53 +14.9 secs 8
14 21 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 53 +15.7 secs 18
15 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 53 +17.9 secs 15
16 8 Romain Grosjean Renault 52 +1 Lap 17
17 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 51 +2 Laps 19
Ret 11 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 43 Accident 12
Ret 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 11 Clutch 13

 

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