Temptation – it’s a common human trait that we always want to push a button that we shouldn’t push, but today in Japan, Vettel did push Button after the lights went out. Was it fair, harsh or did Vettel go too far to preserve his lead into turn one?

Here are the photos, stage by stage. Button had a better start, enough to cause Vettel to move across the track, into Jenson Button’s line…

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…and then left only enough room for the McLaren with two wheels on the grass, as Hamilton moved to the other side…

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…and position himself to capitalise on his team mate easing off and nabbed 2nd position.

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Button had to relinquish and settle for third with Massa close behind in 4th…

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…as the rest of the field followed through turn one with no incidents

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The coverage on television showed a rather tense drivers room before heading to the podium with Jenson remarking to Sebastian “so that’s how we’re racing now is it” – the 2011 champion remained quiet.

What do we think folks?  Fair?