Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix, takes step closer on fifth F1 title

Lewis Hamilton takes step closer to fifth Formula One title as error from Sebastian Vettel allows Briton to ease to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton is on the edge of winning his fifth Formula One title following his victory in the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday. The Briton was dominant as title rival Sebastian Vettel ran into trouble attempting to gain ground from eighth place on the grid.

Sebastian Vettel’s gamble however exploded in his face when he crashed into Red Bull‘s Max Verstappen and almost handed the world title to the Mercedes driver. The result means Ferrari‘s Vettel is 67 points behind Lewis Hamilton.

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates taking victory in the Japanese Grand Prix as he heads towards his team standing in parc ferme

Lewis Hamilton will win the world championship if he wins the United States Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel fails to finish second. Hamilton can also claim the title by outscoring Vettel by eight points in Austin.

It was a calming race at the front, Hamilton so in control on his way to his sixth win in seven races that he at one point asked his team if they were still there, so little did they need to talk to him.

It seems strange to think it now, but it is not that long since Hamilton and Mercedes looked like they were in a real dogfight for this title but it seems like the Briton is going to make it happen.

 

 

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