Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Suzuka, 2018

2018 Japanese Grand Prix race result

2018 Japanese Grand Prix

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144Lewis HamiltonMercedes531hr 27m 17.062s
277Valtteri BottasMercedes5312.91912.919
333Max VerstappenRed Bull-TAG Heuer5314.2951.376
43Daniel RicciardoRed Bull-TAG Heuer5319.4955.200
57Kimi RaikkonenFerrari5350.99831.503
65Sebastian VettelFerrari5369.87318.875
711Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes5379.3799.506
88Romain GrosjeanHaas-Ferrari5387.1987.819
931Esteban OconForce India-Mercedes5388.0550.857
1055Carlos Sainz JnrRenault521 lap1 lap
1110Pierre GaslyToro Rosso-Honda521 lap12.851
129Marcus EricssonSauber-Ferrari521 lap21.311
1328Brendon HartleyToro Rosso-Honda521 lap0.538
1414Fernando AlonsoMcLaren-Renault521 lap0.334
152Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren-Renault521 lap0.828
1635Sergey SirotkinWilliams-Mercedes521 lap2.390
1718Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes521 lap4.691
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16Charles LeclercSauber-Ferrari3815 laps14 lapsMechanical
27Nico HulkenbergRenault3716 laps1 lapHandling
20Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari845 laps29 lapsDamage

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19 comments on “2018 Japanese Grand Prix race result”

  1. Both crashtappen and the ”crash kid” strike again.

    1. LOL max should be driver if the day. Only guy to attack the dominant car even with a penalty and floor damage

      1. Johan Tolemans
        7th October 2018, 8:11

        Absolutely. They should also make him wear a red and green overall, rename F1 into Mario kart and allow him to throw banana peels out of his car.
        Every circus needs a clown.

        1. Ha ha ‘badda-bing’

    2. Don’t think Verstappen did anything wrong today though. Thought his 5 sec penalty was a little harsh.. as there was nothing else he could have done when returning to the track.

      Crash kid is lucky to not have gotten a penalty for his daft move on Verstappen. Crash kid has gotten a little courteous with his crashes though… when he crashes in to another car, he makes sure he’s the one who spins around and ruins his own race.

  2. Shocking stupidity from Seb – brain dead move. All this talk of Vettel errors earlier in season were in my view either marginal (Baku and France) or part of a wider team strategic failure to manage their drivers better and position the faster driver (Germany and Italy) However this weekend the quali and race errors were 100% Sebastian’s fault. Great start totally destroyed by an impetuous move on a penalised driver. Biggest pain was probably the soft tyre performance at the end. Like 2017 Ferrari and Vettel have imploded since Spa. Vettel needs a mental reset, Ferrari needs a strategic overhaul. Car is fine and Leclerc should settle Seb. Hamilton is having it far too easy, hardly is fault however, driving really well. Bottas the perfect butler and blocker. Ferrari humiliation now complete.

    1. I can just see it now – a move to have Ferrari buy vettel out of his contract…

  3. This race would have been a whole new story and exciting if Vettel was able to get past max, the gap was there so I guess it’s just an incident could happen to anyone but had been he got past the Mercedes would have somthing to think about, he would devinatly get past Bottas chat Vettel was on the charge.. End result could pretty much end with Hamilton winning but P2 wouldn’t be ruled out.. Oh well 5time world champion Lewis looking foward too Lecler and seb as team mate and hopefully another Ferrari competitive car to take the battle to Mercedes

  4. The championship for Hilton was never in doubt since Monza. What I found amusing though was people’s new found enthusiasm for Honda power and we saw how that all ended. I can see Redhill languishing next year and bonehead Max disrupting the leaders’s races.

  5. Vettel & Verstappen, boys with toys!

  6. Hamilton and Red bull not Red hill

  7. I can’t believe how much Max gets away with. There were probably 3 infractions in that incident with Kimi:
    1. He missed a corner and failed to lose a position
    2. Left the track and didn’t rejoin in a safe manner
    3. Pushed Kimi out and made contact with his car

    and all he gets is 5sec which made no difference because RedBull had a way to mitigate it.

    It so ridiculous, and nothing gets done. Nobody really wants to race with this guy, it’s just not worth risking the incident. That’s robbing us all of racing opportunities because of Max’s ego. Why all the other champions can race fairly but not him?

        1. +googleplex

    1. +1.

      Still, Sky boys… and the racers ones (Di Resta), said it was 50/50! Ridiculous to say the least.

      1. I watched the Channel 4 broadcast, so not aware of how they came to that conclusion, but maybe they are relying to much on Verstappen’s in car view, which does show him turning the wheel left considerably, though clearly not enough and only after the sharp right to avoid cutting too much of the corner, which is what ultimately put him into the position of hitting Kimi.

  8. Hamilton now only needs 8 points – do you suppose he wants to win the championship with a win , or would team orders now favour Bottas?

  9. Exactly ivan. But u hit d nail on the head. ” why all d other champions can race fairly but not him” well its bcos he is no champion. As i sed b4 verstappen should race in nascar. F1 is too crafty for a driver tlike verstappen he lacks finesse.

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