Sebastian Vettel hailed an "incredible" day after securing pole position and victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.
The Red Bull had clinched pole position in the morning and then went on to take a commanding victory to boost his title chances. Vettel is now 14 points behind championship leader Mark Webber with three races to go.
The German praised his team for its performance over the weekend, and admitted he was thrilled with the result.
"Incredible day," said Vettel, who scored his third win of the season. "This morning pole position and this afternoon it just continued – fantastic.
"It was down to the team, they have been working very hard. Most of the guys did not sleep from Thursday to Saturday, so it was good there was no qualy! They deserved it today. This track is like drawn for us with the high-speed corners; with the car getting lighter and lighter, it was more fun."
He added: "We are in a very good position. It is about time, so I'm really happy to be back and have won for the second time here. I'm really proud of it. I think it was a very good day for us, with qualy and the race, a special experience."
He said he had Webber under control, despite the Australian finishing the race less than a second behind.
"He tried to push, but I knew overtaking is not so easy and I think I just went as fast I had too," Vettel said.
The German reckons it is a good omen for the championship that he has won back to back at Suzuka, like Mika Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher on their way to their titles in the past.
"I guess, I wouldn't mind obviously, I love this circuit. It's always special this circuit. It's the first time I win a grand prix for the second time so you have to fall in love with this track. I'm very proud, I think it is a good omen!"