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Mercedes top the world of Formula 1 for a sixth straight season – Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were joined by Sebastian Vettel to dissect the Japanese GP.
Mercedes may have won a battle in Russia, but at the Japanese Grand Prix Ferrari will bring the war again.
Typhoon Hagibis has again been upgraded to a super typhoon with winds around the 160mph mark and is expected to disrupt qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton continued to dominate Valtteri Bottas in the TMW standings while Sebastian Vettel drew level with Kimi Raikkonen.
Red Bull’s recent revival means we are getting to see more of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. Works for us.
Ferrari have confirmed that it was a “broken” spark plug that put an end to Sebastian Vettel’s Japanese GP but insist he’s not out of the title race.
As one of the backmarkers who got involved in the end-of-race battle, Felipe Massa says there was no place to let Max Verstappen after initially making way for Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton has downplayed claims that he has one hand on the championship trophy despite extending his lead to 59 points over Sebastian Vettel with his Japanese GP.
Valtteri Bottas has no issue with Mercedes’ call for him to move over for Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Both Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff admit they’re feeling a bit sorry for Ferrari after Sebastian Vettel’s title hopes were all but obliterated with yet more reliability woes.
To finish first, first you have to finish may be an age old cliche but it couldn’t be more apt than in Sunday’s Japanese GP.