Formel 1 2014 japan

Japanese GP: Lewis Hamilton wins in the rain at Suzuka

A serious accident including Marussia's Jules Bianchi overshadowed Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Japanese großartiger Prix.

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Bianchi endured a "severe" head injury in a crash the caused the race zu be stopped early and is due to be put into intensive treatment after surgery.


F1 drivers' thoughts are with Bianchi

Hamilton took his eighth win of the season ~ passing team-mate and title competitor Nico Roberg zum the lead around ns outside of the schon fast Turn One.

Red Bull's sebastian Vettel was dritter ahead of team-mate daniel Ricciardo und McLaren's Jenson Button.

The race result seemed insignificant in the context des Bianchi's injuries, but Hamilton's eighth success this season will surely it is in remembered as one von the best drives of his career. It extends his championship lead to 10 point out with 4 races zu go and 125 available.

The race was held an treacherous wet problems as storms the preceded the approaching typhoon Phanfone fight Suzuka.

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The ambulance bring away Bianchi from die scene

After a stuttering attempt to get die race under way, consisting of a safety car start, a red flag after two laps, and a more eight laps under the safety car, it developed into a duel betwee Hamilton und Rosberg.

Hamilton started ns race bei second, with Rosberg ~ above pole, and once ns race finally gott under way, the mercedes drivers were soon into ns pits zum intermediate tyres.


Lewis Hamilton overtakes Nico Rosberg weil das the lead von the Japanese GP

Rosberg stopped after three laps, Hamilton four, and then ns battle between them began zum real.

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Hamilton was 2.2 seconds behind after ~ their first stops, but started inching closer zu Rosberg, piling on the pressure, and was in ~ a second über lap 24, wie man conditions had improved enough for the DRS overcome aid kommen sie be enabled.

Hamilton pressured Rosberg hard for five laps prior to making the decisive move hinweisen the anfang of lap 29.

He was close behind his team-mate together they exited die chicane, closed an with die help von the DRS and as Rosberg defended to die inside, Hamilton dived around ns outside of Turn One to take the lead.

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Lewis Hamilton's victory was his eighth von the season, double as countless as Rosberg

The German gained ns position by passing McLaren's Button und the various other Red Bull Ricciardo with an earlier stop zum second set of intermediate tyres.

He shed it von stopping again zum another collection on lap 45 but was promoted back ahead of Ricciardo as a result von a dominance that dictates ns result zu sein taken native the ende of lap before the race was stopped.


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Button was bei the struggle with ns Red Bulls zum a podium end up thanks to in inspired call zu make an early stop zum intermediate tyres just after the safety vehicle pulled in on lap 10.

Williams motorists Valtteri Bottas und Felipe Massa were sixth and seventh, ahead von the pressure India of Nico Hulkenberg, Jean-Eric Vergne's Toro Rosso and Hulkenberg's team-mate Sergio Perez.

Alonso, who had actually qualified fifth and is constantly strong in the wet, did notfall even gain a chance to gyeongju on ns weekend it arised that he wollen leave Ferrari at the ende of ns year, 2 years before the end of his contract.

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The double welt champion's auto ground zu a anhielt with what appeared zu be bei electrical fail while ns race was blieb under die safety auto on lap five.

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Japanese cool Prix results

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Vettel drove superbly bei the rain to claim dritter place, die day after he announced he wollen be leave Red Bull weist the ende of die season