Rewind: 2012 Japanese Grand Prix

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the race from the pole. Fernando Alonso crashed out of at the first turn.

The German will be aiming to clinch the fourth straight Formula One title at Suzuka on Sunday.

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Sauber F1 spins off during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

8SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Race winner Sebastian Vettel (right) of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates with second placed Felipe Massa (left) of Brazil and Ferrari following the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Sauber F1 celebrates on the podium after finishing third during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

1SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium with Red Bull Racing Head of Car Engineering Paul Monaghan after winning the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Sauber F1 drives on his way to third place during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing leads from Kamui Kobayashi of Japan and Sauber F1 during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

'SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari is helped from his car by race marshalls after spinning out at the first corner at the start of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

'SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari is helped from his car by race marshalls after spinning out at the first corner at the start of the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Sergio Perez of Mexico and Sauber F1 spins off during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren drives during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren locks his brakes during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren drives side by side with Sergio Perez of Mexico and Sauber F1 during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Romain Grosjean of France and Lotus drives during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Atmosphere during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Atmosphere during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

&SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 07: Jessica Michibata, girlfriend of Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren, is seen on the grid with his father John Button before the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 7, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 04: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP announces his retirement at the end of the season during previews for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit on October 4, 2012 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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