Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Hamilton wins in Japan and moves closer to F1 title

Hamilton wins in Japan and moves closer to F1 title

The top drivers remained largely the same for the rest of the race, with Hamilton extending his lead followed by Bottas.

The pace advantage of the Ferrari meant he easily climbed back up to sixth by half-distance but that was as far as he could get - and Ferrari declined to order Raikkonen in fifth to slow to let his team-mate by, to gain a couple of extra points.

"If I don't go for that gap and that gap was there, I might as well go home". A trouble-free race, and he even sounded fairly relaxed rather than his usual keyed-up self, managing a joke with his team over the radio as he enquired whether his race engineer had gone on a break and forgotten to give him any updates from elsewhere on the track.

"I had the speed".

Raikkonen tried to clear him round the outside of the second part of the chicane, only to be forced off by the rejoining Red Bull, which was subsequently assessed a five-second time penalty.

Sebastian Vettel tore into Red Bull's Max Verstappen for a hair-raising collision in Japan on Sunday that all but killed off the German's fading Formula One title hopes.

Fellow Frenchman Romain Grosjean completed the race without telemetry information following an early fire on his Haas F1 vehicle.

Esteban Ocon completed a double points finish for Force India in ninth while Carlos Sainz took the final point for Renault. "But I also felt that we were faster". "No tyre temperatures, nothing, because we had a fire because I think some oil came out and burnt all the wiring down". "But I don't think there was an very bad big gap. I wasn't desperate to get past", he told Sky Sports.

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Verstappen saw it differently, sniffing: "He could have been a bit more careful".

Vettel dived for the inside, Verstappen half defended but left space.

But his Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is guarding against late complacency, and says he can not even bring himself to think of Hamilton's championship victory before the title is fully in his grasp.

The race resumed on lap eight, and moments later Vettel was last.

"I don't regret the move", he bristled. I don't regret the move, obviously with that outcome you would do it differently because with hindsight it's always easy. The Ferrari was mostly alongside entering the corner, only for the two to collide.

Bottas dropped back from Hamilton and Verstappen was soon on Bottas' tail but although he pressured the Finn to the end, the Red Bull driver could not get through. Those are the races that I love, and I would welcome them more and more, but unfortunately it just isn't the case.

"Austin is usually a good track for us, so I can't wait to unleash this beast there".

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene said the podium had been within the team's grasp.

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