Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Suzuka, 2015

2015 Japanese Grand Prix result

2015 Japanese Grand Prix

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Pos#DriverCarLapsTime/gapDifferenceReason
144Lewis HamiltonMercedes531hr 28m 06.508s
26Nico RosbergMercedes5318.96418.964
35Sebastian VettelFerrari5320.8501.886
47Kimi RaikkonenFerrari5333.76812.918
577Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes5336.7462.978
627Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes5355.55918.813
78Romain GrosjeanLotus-Mercedes5372.29816.739
813Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Mercedes5373.5751.277
933Max VerstappenToro Rosso-Renault5395.31521.740
1055Carlos Sainz JnrToro Rosso-Renault521 lap1 lap
1114Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Honda521 lap12.941
1211Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes521 lap4.255
1326Daniil KvyatRed Bull-Renault521 lap6.045
149Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari521 lap9.999
153Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-Renault521 lap1.520
1622Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Honda521 lap4.990
1719Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes512 laps1 lap
1853Alexander RossiManor-Ferrari512 laps34.228
1928Will StevensManor-Ferrari503 laps1 lap
2012Felipe NasrSauber-Ferrari494 laps1 lap

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14 comments on “2015 Japanese Grand Prix result”

  1. This race director… focusing on Perez when Rosberg and Hamilton were going side-by-side into Turn 2.

    1. My favorite were the still shots of empty track and random cuts to nothing in particular. Dreadful. The only upside was the lack of extended close ups of WAGs and random women.

      1. They did show Michibata.. But missed out on Jennifer Becks

      2. I liked the focus on Massa and Ricciardo limping back to the pits rather than any replays.

  2. Again Verstappen showing he’s the better of the two Toro Rossi drivers

    1. Yeah again it’s apparent. Verstappen despite his criticism has been one of the best drivers this season. Sainz was beaten by Verstappen in Singapore despite bing a lap ahead and tooday when Verstappen was seven places back on the grid.

    2. Even the TV director has worked out that if you have to show people not overtaking all race, you might as well show Verstappen. At least he might.
      For the first half it really did look like the only people on track were Verstappen and whoever Verstappen was behind.

      1. He’s the new star. Get with the programme ;-)

    3. @paeschli He is a gift from god to F1 but if Sainz did make that ‘rookie error’ as he’s calling it, Sainz could’ve split the 2 Lotus cars or stay stuck behind maldonado. Both scenarios would see him ahead of Verstappen

  3. Rosberg have to ask for a second driver status in order to relieve himself, deep down he knows he can’t be a match but good on him he keeps trying in every occasion.

    1. @abdelilah
      If Rosberg did accept wingman status, he could easily be one of the most reliable #2 drivers of all time. But he seems to have a bit too much pride, and just won’t give up on the WDC.

      1. @kingshark

        I agree.

        I don’t think it will change anything this year, anyway he missed his best chance in 2014, next year there will be some competition from Ferrari and I don’t really think he can beat Vettel on equal hardware.

        1. He got almost beaten driving a Mercedes to Vettel who was driving a Ferrari in Suzuka. It was a bit ridiculous that it looked like Vettel was faster in 2nd half of the race despite finishing behind. It looks like drivers like Hamilton or Vettel have searing pace compared to him.

          1. OR there was nothing to gain and a lot to lose from building a gap to Vettel.

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