Japanese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton blazes to win during Suzuka

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Suzuka, Japan: Lewis Hamilton blazed to feat during a Japanese Grand Prix forward of Mercedes group partner Nico Rosberg on Sunday to strengthen his hold on a third universe title.

The Briton, who is chasing back-to-back Formula One championships, non-stop a 48-point opening over Rosberg with 5 races left after putting on a masterclass during Suzuka.

Sebastian Vettel, startle leader in Singapore final week, took third with Kimi Raikkonen fourth in a second Ferrari.

“Awesome stuff, Lewis! Fantasic race, mate!” his Mercedes group operative pronounced over a radio as Hamilton crossed a line pumping his fists in jubilee after his eighth win of a season.

After attack behind in character from his initial race-ending retirement in over a year in Singapore final week, Hamilton responded: “Fantastic pursuit guys. So good to be behind adult here.”

Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates his feat on a lectern after a Formula One Japanese Grand Prix during a Suzuka circuit. AFPLewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates his feat on a lectern after a Formula One Japanese Grand Prix during a Suzuka circuit. AFP

Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates his feat on a lectern after a Formula One Japanese Grand Prix during a Suzuka circuit. AFP

Stung by his Singapore flop, Hamilton got off to a marvellous start, darting into a lead during spin dual after Rosberg slithered onto a weed and fell to fourth from pole.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo shredded a tyre perplexing to thread a needle and brushed wheels with Felipe Massa, whose Williams also had to baggy behind to a pits for a change of front wing.

Normal use was resumed during a front of a pack, meanwhile, after Mercedes were rocked by a puzzling detriment of gait in Singapore, permitting Vettel to boost his slim pretension chances.

Their mojo banishment again in shining fever in Japan, a dual Mercedes broken a Ferraris with Hamilton, outpaced by Vettel by 1.5 seconds in subordinate final weekend, relentlessly pulsation out fastest path after fastest lap.

Hamilton survived a shock mid yet a 53-lap race, angry of vibrations and overheating in a cockpit.

“I’m struggling out here,” he said, nonetheless it valid to be usually a proxy glitch as he pulled divided to equal boyhood hero’s Ayrton Senna’s total of 41 grand prix victories.

Rosberg recovered from his bad start and took second on path 32 when Vettel pitted though emerged only behind his associate German.

Rosberg set about perplexing to eat into Hamilton’s 10-second advantage though to no service as he got embroiled adult in backmarker trade and his opposition pulled away.

With Formula One in staid mood a year after Frenchman Jules Bianchi’s deadly pile-up during Suzuka, there was service for competition organisers when a sleet that cleared out most of Friday’s use hold off over a weekend.

Valtteri Bottas finished fifth for Williams after subordinate third fastest with Nico Hulkenberg sixth for Force India forward of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado for a uneasy Lotus team.

AFP

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