Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix weekend.
At Honda’s home race, McLaren’s staff got together to do their best impression of a poorly-tuned television. The race was one of their most disappointing of the year, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button struggling to 16th and 18th.
Esteban Ocon has now finished all five of his starts for Manor this year. On his first visit to Suzuka, where Pascal Wehrlein was also a newcomer, he out-qualified and out-raced his team mate.
Formula One’s fairground.
You’ve got to love your home F1 track to make a hat out of it. Japan’s fans once again didn’t disappoint with their fantastic headgear.
The power of Red Bull’s aerodynamics can be seen in the vortices formed on Max Verstappen’s rear wing.
Once again Lewis Hamilton’s victory hopes vanished within seconds of the start. It was the fourth time this year he’s lost at least five positions on lap one. Nico Rosberg was on his way to win number nine and a comfortable championship lead.
An early spin for Esteban Gutierrez wrecked his chances of a points-scoring finish despite having started in the top ten.
Hamilton’s first pit stop carried him ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Sergio Perez, who were busy swapping places as they also overtook Jolyon Palmer.
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
Verstappen’s defending came under scrutiny again after this penultimate lap move on Hamilton. Mercedes protested the move but abandoned their effort after Hamilton came down against the appeal.
Hamilton did attend Mercedes’ photo shoot to celebrate their third consecutive constructors’ championship but he didn’t stay for long – you can see him heading off in the background.
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4 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix”
Miguel Sampaio (@gordess)
11th October 2016, 14:41
“…McLaren’s staff got together to do their best impression of a poorly-tuned television.”!!!!!!!!!!!!
I laughed so hard, @keithcollantine!!!!! :D
11th October 2016, 15:24
13th October 2016, 20:15
I don’t know if it’s been discussed previously, but what is with those McLaren shirts this year? The fact that the back doesn’t line up with the front (of an already ugly design) really bugs me.
OmarRoncal - Go Seb!!! (@)
11th October 2016, 17:03
Another website made emphasis on the right billboard there:
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