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2015 Japanese GP: Hamilton wins again

2015-09-27 08:32

41 WINS: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes his 41st win at the 2015 Japanese GP.Image: AFP / Philippe Lopez

Suzuka, Japan - Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to equal the late Ayrton Senna's tally of 41 Formula 1 victories and move 48 points clear of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg with five races remaining.

Never looked back

On a sunny afternoon at Suzuka, in marked contrast to the dark and tragic 2014 race that he also won, the double world champion seized the lead from pole-sitter Rosberg at the start and never looked back.

The win was the Briton's eighth of the season, with Rosberg anchoring the eighth 1-2 finish for dominant Mercedes as the champions returned to form after a mysterious dip in Singapore last weekend.

Rosberg took the chequered flag 18.9 seconds behind Hamilton with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, the winner in Singapore, finishing third.

2015 Japanese GP results 

1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min28:06.508 
2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes +00:18.964 
3. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 00:20.850 
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 00:33.768 
5. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 00:36.746 
6. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 00:55.559 
7. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Mercedes 01:12.298 
8. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Mercedes 01:13.575 
9. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso - Renault 01:35.315 
10. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso - Renault 1 lap 
11. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 1 lap 
12. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1 lap 
13. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) RedBull - Renault 1 lap 
14. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber - Ferrari 1 lap 
15. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull - Renault 1 lap 
16. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1 lap 
17. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 2 laps 
18. Alexander Rossi (US) Marussia - Ferrari 2 laps 
19. Will Stevens (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari 3 laps 
20r. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber - Ferrari 4 laps 
(r = retired)

Fastest Lap: Lewis Hamilton,1min36.145, lap 33.

Driver and Constructor Standings 
Drivers Points 
1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 277 
2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 229 
3. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 218 
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 119 
5. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 111 
6. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams 97 
7. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 73 
8. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Red Bull 66 
9. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 44 
10. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 39 
11. Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India 38 
12. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso 32 
13. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber 17 
14. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus 16 
15. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso 12 
16. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 11 
17. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber 9 
18. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 6 
19. Roberto Merhi (Spain) Marussia 0 
20. Will Stevens (Britain) Marussia 0 
21. Alexander Rossi (US) Marussia 0 

Constructors Points 
1. Mercedes 506 
2. Ferrari 337 
3. Williams-Mercedes 208 
4. RedBull - Renault 139 
5. Force India - Mercedes 77 
6. Lotus - Mercedes 60 
7. Toro Rosso - Renault 44 
8. Sauber - Ferrari 26 
9. McLaren 17 
10. Marussia - Ferrari 0

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