2018 Japanese Grand Prix

Honda Japanese Grand Prix

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Round:
17
Weather:
Warm, dry and sunny
Laps:
53
Fastest Lap:
Vettel, 1m32.318
Country:
Japan
Circuit:
2018 season:
Report

As Mercedes skims the Formula 1 waterline like a hydroplane, Ferrari is drowning in it. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas took another 1-2, untroubled aside from a tyre blister or two, around Suzuka. Sebastian Vettel, talisman of an increasingly troubled Ferrari team, tried on the eighth lap of the race to make good the mess they’d made of qualifying when chance presented him an opportunity it would’ve been wiser to pass up: a move down the inside of Max Verstappen into Spoon Corner.

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