Reuters, SUZUKA, JapanLewis Hamilton yesterday won the Japanese Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two to take a 67-point lead in the Formula One championship and stand on the brink of a fifth title. Finland’s Valtteri Bottas secured the Mercedes one-two with second place, while Verstappen finished third despite collecting a penalty of 5 seconds. “We’ve gone from strength to strength as a team this year. Austin is generally a good track for us and I can’t wait to unleash this beast there,” said Hamilton after leading every lap from pole position. Hamilton has 331 points to Vettel’s 264, while Mercedes lead Ferrari in the constructors’ standings with 538 points to 460 for the Italians.
Source: Taipei Times October 07, 2018 15:56 UTC