Victorious Lewis Hamilton

Lewis wins

Victorious Lewis Hamilton
Victorious Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton dominated the Japanese Grand Prix, in his Mercedes to put a stranglehold on the Formula 1 title. Hamilton’s eighth victory in 14 races extends hi championship lead to 48 points with 125 still available in the remaining five grand prix. After victory Hamilton said it felt “unreal” a he moved level with his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna on 41 race wins. He said “ It’s quite an emotional day. I’m full of joy and happiness and light”. He however, defended his first-lap overtaking of Nico Rosberg, which forced Mercedes team-mate wide and dropped to fourth before fighting back to win the second spot. Rosberg said “It got really close on the exit of turn two and I had to back out of it there and that lost me the race”.

1     Lewis Hamilton               Mercedes                    1:28:06.508

2       Nico Rosberg                        Mercedes       1:28:25.472

3       Sebastian Vettel                   Ferrari            1:28:27.358

4       Kimi Raikkeonen               Ferrari             1:28:40.276

5       Valtteri Bottas                     Williams          1:28:43.254

6       Nico Hulkenbe                     Force India    1:29:02.067

7       Romain Grosjean                 Lotus               1:29:18.806

8       Pastor Maldonado                 Lotus                 1:29:20.083

9     Max Verstappen                   Toro Rosso     1:29:41.823

10   Carlos Sainz Jr                    Toro Rosso         Lapped