F1: Japanese Grand Prix – live!
- Updates from the race at Suzuka International Racing Course
- Lewis Hamilton storms to Japanese GP pole to pile pressure on rivals
- Get in touch with any thoughts on the race by emailing or tweeting Adam.
You never know, enough retirements in the race and he might nick a point.
Olympic gold medals: 4
Time it would take him to run around Suzuka:: 15 mins ⏱
I don’t suppose we can come to Suzuka and talk about an F1 title race without the obligatory viewing of Senna vs Prost in 1990.
Pit lane is open and cars on the track.
An interesting stat on the television coverage, no team has ever won a race at Suzuka from the second row of the grid. It’s bad news for the two Red Bull drivers, but a great advertisement for the big title clash between Hamilton and Vettel.
After the various alterations and penalties the grid will look like this:
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
4. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
5. Esteban Ocon (Force India)
6. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
7. Sergio Perez (Force India)
8. Felipe Massa (Williams)
9. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)
10. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
11. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
12. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
13. Roman Grosjean (Haas)
14. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)
15. Lance Stroll (Williams)
16. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
17. Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber)
18. Jolyon Palmer (Renault)
19. Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)
20. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
Good afternoon (Suzuka time) wherever you are, and welcome to our coverage of the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.
To catch up on what’s already happened this weekend:
Adam will be here shortly.
Source: Formula 1