Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton celebrated victory in the Grand Prix of Japan and increased the gap from Sebastian Vettel in the standings of the General classification of season 2017 to 59 points.
The start of the race was a relaxed Sebastian Vettel reacted to the starting lights better of Lewis Hamilton, but the Briton easily closed the gate before the first turn and had left behind the German.
However already on the first lap in the hairpin Sebastian lost the second place, when a successful maneuver had Max Verstappen. It soon became clear that it is not in the pilot, and in the car where before the start there is a problem with the spark plug.
Vettel reported a problem with the engine on the radio at the same time skipping ahead of other racers, but his fall down the peloton stopped after the first round, when the road appeared machine security, her departure triggered the departure of Carlos Sainz.
As the second round of the situation in the top ten was as follows: Hamilton, Verstappen, Esteban-UPS, Daniel ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Vettel, Sergio Perez, Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg, Kevin Magnussen.
In the first round, Ferrari suffered another setback in the struggle for position, Hulkenberg drove Kimi off the track, causing Finn fell back to 14th place.
The race resumed on the fourth lap, and the problems Vettel has not disappeared, therefore, the Scuderia was forced to invite four-time world champion into the pits for the gathering.
📻Ferrari “Box, Sebastian, box… we will retire the car”
More heartbreak for Vettel – his race is over#JapaneseGP 🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/3rP9ZLmBl0
— Formula 1 (@F1) October 8, 2017
After the restart Hamilton began to pull away from Verstappen and Windows lost position in an unequal battle at first, with ricciardo and then Bottas.
On the ninth lap of the GP of Japan has lost a third of the rider – control of the second Degner failed Marcus Ericsson, crashing into a barrier, after which the track was set to virtual machine security.
A wave of pit-stops on the 19th lap was opened by Felipe Massa. Gradually breaking up, making up, Kimi, and the 20-lap, Raikkonen managed to overtake Perez in the battle for sixth position.
On the 23rd lap went into the pits for new tyres Verstappen. Mercedes instantly reacted to a tactical move to Red Bull Racing, Zaslav to the pit-stop Lewis. Thus, the first place in the race inherited Riccardo.
Danielle was procederal three laps before making his stop in the pits.
On the 32nd lap Lewis said on the radio that he has a problem with the rear tyres, which allowed Verstappen to reduce the gap to 2.5 seconds. But still, even this handicap was quite comfortable for the overall leader.
As the 40th round ended in a wave of pit-stops and top ten looked like this: Hamilton, Verstappen, ricciardo, Bottas, Raikkonen, Windows, Perez, Massa, Magnussen, Grosjean.
At the 42nd round on the failure of the DRS system said Hulkenberg. The team immediately called Nico in the pits, after which it became clear that he would not be able to continue the race.
On the 44th lap before the first turn in a hard attack on the position of the Mass went to Magnussen. The pilots there was contact, with the result that Felipe skipped forward not only Kevin, but his teammate Grosjean Haas.
47th round was the last for lance Stroll: in the first group of S-shaped turns on the car lance pierced the right front tire, which led to the breakage of the suspension and departure routes.
LAP 48/53: VIRTUAL SAFETY CAR
Stroll is OUT after coming off at Turn 3#JapaneseGP 🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/29bdpdeBaP
— Formula 1 (@F1) October 8, 2017
After the period of the virtual safety car, during which the marshals evacuated Strolla car, the race resumed.
Two laps before the end, Hamilton began to lose pace due to tire wear, but still managed to hold the lead to the chequered flag, kept behind Verstappen.
The win allowed Lewis to increase his advantage over Vettel in the overall standings of season 2017 to 59 points with four races before the end of the competition year.
The podium was completed by max’s partner at Red Bull Racing Riccardo. The fourth crossed the finish line, Bottas, and the fifth was Raikkonen.
The second half of the top ten made up of Windows, Perez, Magnussen, Grosjean, Mass.
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Text online broadcast of the Grand Prix of Japan with pictures you can view on our website.
|2.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+1,211|
|3.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||+9,679|
|6.||Esteban Windows||Force India||+1.07,788|
|7.||Sergio Perez||Force India||+1.11,424|
|10.||Felipe Massa||Williams||Range -1|
|11.||Fernando Alonso||McLaren||Range -1|
|12.||Jolyon Palmer||Renault||Range -1|
|13.||Pierre Went Out||Toro Rosso||Range -1|
|14.||Stoffel Vandorn||McLaren||Range -1|
|15.||Pascal Wehrlein||Sauber||-2 circle|
|Lance Stroll||Williams||45 laps|
|Nico Hulkenberg||Renault||40 laps|
|Marcus Ericsson||Sauber||7 circles|
|Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||4 laps|
|Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||0 laps|
|4.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||192|
|6.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||111|
|7.||Sergio Perez||Force India||82|
|8.||Esteban Windows||Force India||65|
|9.||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||48|
|19.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||4|
|22.||Pierre Went Out||Toro Rosso||0|
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