2017 Japanese Grand Prix: F1 race Results, Winner & Report

2017 Japanese GP podium: 1. Hamlton 2. Verstappen 3. Ricciardo

Event: Japanese Grand Prix
Track: Suzuka Circuit.

Weather: 26°C dry & sunny
Tarmac: 43°C dry

Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka today. It was his 61st victory of his F1 career and the 74th for the Mercedes F1 team.

Hamilton started from pole position and lead almost the entire race. Max Verstappen who finished 2nd was able to follow the pace of Hamilton, but could not really attack him. Hamilton was able to keep the gap around 3 seconds until the last 2 laps, where Verstappen was right on his tail.

Max Verstappen had a very good start en jumped from 4th to 3rd place after the red lights turned off by passing his Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo. He also passed Sebastian Vettel in the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Ferrari driver and title contender  Sebastian Vettel again had technical problems with the SF70H and had to retire his car in the 4th lap of the race.

Daniel Ricciardo had a solid drive and finished 3rd with Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas right on his tail.

F1 classification 2017 Japanese GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes 01:27:31.194 53
1
25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:27:32.405 53
4
18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull 01:27:40.873 53
3
15
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Germany Mercedes 01:27:41.774 53
6
12
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari 01:28:03.816 53
10
10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon
India Force India 01:28:38.982 53
5
8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
India Force India 01:28:42.618 53
8
6
8 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas 01:29:00.147 53
12
4
9 8 France Romain Grosjean
United States Haas 01:29:01.077 53
13
2
10 19 Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom Williams 01:27:34.905 52
8
1
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom McLaren 01:27:35.765 52
20
0
12 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer
France Renault 01:27:36.400 52
18
0
13 10 France Pierre Gasly
Italy Toro Rosso 01:27:38.999 52
14
0
14 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
United Kingdom McLaren 01:27:52.232 52
9
0
15 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein
Switzerland Sauber 01:27:57.431 51
17
0
DNF 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Williams Tyre failure 45
15
0
DNF 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
France Renault DRS failure 40
11
0
DNF 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Switzerland Sauber Crashed 7
16
0
DNF 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari Power unit 4
2
0
DNF 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Toro Rosso Spun off 0
19
0

Fastest lap: 1:33.144 min by Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes W08 in lap 50 @224,439 km/h
Highest speed: 316.0 km/h by Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF70H

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