A former team boss says Jenson Button's title hopes are stronger than ever, despite the Formula One leader's failure to score more than a point in Japan.
Eddie Jordan says the British driver is a cast iron chance of winning the drivers' championship although he could finish only eighth at Suzuka.
Jordan gave the sport's most successful champion Michael Schumacher his debut 18 years ago.
He says the championship is won over a season-long number of events and there are two races to go for Button to get the podium place he needs.
He says Button's 14-point lead will force his Brawn team mate Rubens Barrichello and Red Bull's winner at Suzuka, Sebastian Vettel, to go all out for victory in Brazil next week.