Vettel wins in Japan but Button scrambles a point

SUZUKA, Japan - Damon Hill told Jenson Button to put his foot down, in every sense - after the Formula1 leader inched towards the title with another meagre point in Japan yesterday.

SUZUKA, Japan - Damon Hill told Jenson Button to put his foot down, in every sense - after the Formula1 leader inched towards the title with another meagre point in Japan yesterday.

With two races remaining, Button is 14 points clear but the Briton is making heavy weather of it.

"This is dragging on a bit and it's a bit like the British Open with Tom Watson," 1996 world champion Hill said after his compatriot finished eighth in a race won by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

"It's getting towards the last few holes and it does look like it's all won and it should be in the bag but they don't have play-offs (which Watson lost) in Formula1.

"He really has to lift his game, to put his stamp of authority on this one and make sure it happens." - Reuters

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