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Alonso wins Japanese Grand Prix; Hamilton's lead shrinks after wreck on Lap 2

Updated: October 16, 2008, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

OYAMA, Japan -- Fernando Alonso won Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix for a victory that was almost a sideshow to a breathless race that provided another twist in the title fight.

While the rejuvenated Spaniard made it back-to-back wins in his Renault, the race's history of season-defining incidents between title rivals gained a new chapter when Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa tangled in a memorable second-lap collision.

Both leading drivers received pit drive-through penalties before Hamilton ...

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