Valtteri Bottas storms to win in Japan as Mercedes take F1 constructors’ title

• Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel holds off Lewis Hamilton for second
• Bottas now only man who can catch Hamilton for drivers’ title

Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix, taking a controlled victory from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in second. With the Finn’s Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in third it ensures the German team secured the constructors’ championship. Red Bull’s Alexander Albon was in fourth, with Carlos Sainz in fifth for McLaren and Charles Leclerc in sixth.

Bottas’s win has just kept his championship hopes alive, although Hamilton is still on course to take his sixth title. The British driver leads the Finn by 64 points and will take the championship if he is 78 in front after the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Source: Formula 1

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