Fernando Alonso admitted his radio outburst about Honda’s “GP2” engines during the Japanese Grand Prix was not his first this year.
Max Verstappen took his first Driver of the Weekend win in Japan and was runner-up in Singapore.
With a few exceptions, most of the teams had completely unchanged liveries for this Asian leg of the championship.
The Singapore Grand Prix earned its second-highest rating from F1 Fanatic readers this year but Japan’s race failed to excite.
Fernando Alonso didn’t spare Honda’s blushes during the Japanese Grand Prix – but he wasn’t the only driver complaining about his engine.
Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix weekend.
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Lewis Hamilton became the second driver in the space of five races to equal Ayrton Senna’s tally of 41 race victories. Sebastian Vettel did the same in Hungary.
Hamilton’s rivals didn’t see which way he went – and neither did many of those watching the Japanese Grand Prix on television.
Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas could have finished higher in the Japanese Grand Prix had they made their second pit stops earlier.
Ferrari produced the fastest pit stop of the Japanese Grand Prix which helped Kimi Raikkonen take fourth place from Valtteri Bottas.
Despite having lost pole position to his team mate in qualifying, Lewis Hamilton lapped a full second quicker in the race.
Fernando Alonso has complained about the broadcasting of team radio messages after he was heard describing his Honda power unit as a “GP2 engine”.
The 2015 Japanese Grand Prix in pictures.
Carlos Sainz Jnr said his “rookie error” hitting the bollard at Suzuka’s pit entrance happened because he was trying to gain an advantage on Pastor Maldonado.
Nico Rosberg said he had to run off the circuit to avoid colliding with Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix.
The lack of coverage given to Mercedes during the Japanese Grand Prix prompted questions whether Formula One Management deliberately avoided showing them.
Daniil Kvyat was thoroughly unsatisfied with his Japanese Grand Prix after starting from the pits in a new chassis following his crash yesterday.
Jenson Button says Honda must make significant gains with its power unit for 2016 but believes the Japanese manufacturer knows where it can improve.
Fernando Alonso admitted he felt embarrassed during the Japanese Grand Prix after being passed very easily by several of his rivals.