Lewis Hamilton in Suzuka easily the GP of Japan won. Sebastian Vettel experienced a collision with Verstappen and finished the race as sixth. The belgian Stoffel Vandoorne drove a very anonymous race and finished fifteenth.
Lewis Hamilton was in pole position to leave and had a good start. The Brit remained in the lead to team-mate Bottas and Max Verstappen. Sebastian Vettel started well and went in at the start of the eighth to sixth place.
During the first round, he also Grosjean were times past which Vettel after just one lap all fourth was. An excellent start of the race for the German. At the end of the first round verremde Verstappen. The Dutchman went wide in the chicane and came dangerously back on the job. Were times was next to the track and pushed Verstappen got for his dangerous manoeuvre by a time penalty of five seconds.
We got a safety car because after a collision between Charles Leclerc and Kevin Magnussen, a lot of debris on the track layers.
At the restart after the safety car remained Lewis Hamilton easily in the lead. In that first lap after the safety car put Vettel Verstappen under pressure and then an attack to put along the inside of the “Spoon-corner’. Verstappen did suddenly the door closed and there was contact between Verstappen and Vettel. Vettel spun off and had to be at the end of the rijdersveld connect. Verstappen was third his way.
After the fall put Vettel a new catching up. The German overtook a lot of cars in reed, and by lap 23 again eleventh, already had Vettel, of course, still have to pit to finish. Verstappen was the first rider of the top riders to come in. The Dutchman came in third again on the job.
Bottas was the first of the two Mercedes drivers to come in. Hamilton followed a lap later and came again as the leader in the race on the track with about four seconds ahead of Bottas.
At the start of round 28 came Vettel in for his pit stop. The German switched to the soft tyre and dropped back to sixteenth position. Meanwhile, reason both mclaren’s dying in the back. Halfway through the race we saw a lot of fighting and overtaking in the middle of the rijdersveld. Romain Grosjean had a tricky moment when he got out of the pitlane.
In round 35 was Vettel passed Grosjean, leaving the German in sixth in the race came to lie, although more than forty seconds of team-mate Kimi were times that the fifth reed. Barring a possible safety car was catching up so for Vettel. Meanwhile, there was a special moment for Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard drove his 16 632ste round in the F1, only Michael Schumacher drove ever more rounds. That was also the only fun moment for Alonso as the Spaniard rode as sixteenth in the race.
In round 40, we were suddenly a virtual safety car because Charles Leclerc side of the track was because something broke on his car. The Monegask had his car along the side. At the front we saw Hamilton easily in the lead to drive but behind experienced team-mate Bottas a lot more problems. The Fin drove more than eight seconds of Hamilton and had Verstappen immediately behind him.
Verstappen came to connect to within a few tenths of Bottas. After the passing of the gedubbelden accelerated Bottas again and he built again a sore from across Verstappen. Hamilton reed eventually hassle-free in the direction of victory, for Bottas and Verstappen that the stage completed. Sebastian Vettel finished sixth and took home a new blow in the title. Hamilton now seems, after all, really on the way to a fifth world title.
1. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1h28 53
2. FI Valtteri Bottas Mercedes + 12.919 53
3. EN Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing + 14.295 53
4. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing + 19.495 53
5. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari + 50.998 53
6. THE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari + 69.873 53
7. MX Sergio Perez Racing Point Force India + 79.379 53
8. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 + 87.198 53
9. FR Esteban Ocon Racing Point Force India + 88.055 53
10. ES Carlos Sainz jr Renault 52
11. FR Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 52
12. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 52
13. New zealand Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso 52
14. ES Fernando Alonso, McLaren 52
15. BE Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 52
16. RU Sergey Sirotkin Williams 52
17. CA Lance Stroll down Williams 52
18. MC Charles Leclerc Sauber 38
19. THE Nico Hülkenberg Renault 37
20. DK Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 8
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