Hamilton wins F1 Japan Grand Prix on way to 4th world title

Valtteri Bottas crashed into the barrier after making a mistake by running wide of the track

Valtteri Bottas crashed into the barrier after making a mistake by running wide of the track

Hamilton, who started on pole alongside Vettel, cruised to victory to open a 59-point lead over his German rival with just four races remaining.

In the closing stages of the race, Lewis Hamilton was clearly struggling with some sort of vibration issue, and this allowed Verstappen to close right up to the Mercedes driver. It looks like there was a problem with the spark plug. He started the race but immediately started losing places and complained of lacking power. Vettel said to Sky Sports F1 after his retirement.

"After the penalty on Friday night, due to the engine change, I think we deserved that one point - we fought hard for it". I think we are improving race by race - we've got a lot further than people thought.

With Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel having issues with his auto, and eventually needing to retire, the coast was clear for Hamilton - but Red Bull's Max Verstappen was not going to just hand the victory to the Brit. Of course it hurts and we are all disappointed, but now we need to get back and get some rest and go flat out for the last four races and see what happens.

It was an exciting race in Japan as Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton managed to win the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix beating Red Bull's Max Verstappen by just 1.2 seconds.

He clinched his last world title at the Circuit of the Americas in 2015 with victory over Nico Rosberg.

Verstappen pitted from second place on lap 22 and switched into softs, and Hamilton did the same on the following lap taking softs as well.

UPS, FedEx stocks fall after report of Amazon testing new delivery service
And with its latest actions, the company is getting closer to becoming a real challenger in two industries: delivery and apparel. And while it doesn't eliminate UPS and FedEx from the mix, it would probably move more control over to Amazon long-term.

"I don't honestly think there is anything wrong with the engine, I just felt a couple of things", he said.

"I could have only dreamed about having such a gap in the standings", said sn ecstatic Hamilton during the post-race podium interview. My team has done a great job. They've done a phenomenal job, reliability has really been on point. Massa grabbed the last points place for Williams. The Mercedez driver once again finished first, this time at the Grand Prix of Japan.

He was passed by Verstappen, Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon and Valtteri Bottas in the first lap and was called in to retire on lap five.

Can Ferrari salvage some self-respect after their season imploded in Asia and delay Hamilton's now apparently inevitable coronation - at least until the penultimate race in Brazil?

"For sure now you don't look at the positives because it's not the day to look at positives", he added. The track was fantastic.

Could Max Verstappen have won the race? "It wasn't an easy one at all". It's definitely been a great second half of the season. All I can really say is that I have to put it down to my team.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.