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By Harry Schofield:
Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix taking with him the 2019 Formula 1 Constructors Championship for Mercedes.
Lewis in the sister Mercedes was 3rd as Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari came in second place.
A best ever Formula 1 Finish for the Red Bull driver Alexander Albon who took a fantastic 4th place.
The charging Max Verstappen had to retire from the race with contact with Charles Leclerc, the Red Bull’s floor was damage to much with a estimated loss of 20% downforce with the damage to the floor.
The weekend has caused major disruption over Japan with Typhoon Hagibis causing qualifying to be done on Race day Morning.
The talk among the paddock over the weekend is most people like a two day race weekend, this is certainly what the FIA will look into.
Japanese Grand Prix Full Results:
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 11.376s
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 11.786s
4 Alex Albon Red Bull 61.152s
5 Carlos Sainz McLaren 69.081s
6 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1 LAP
7 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1 LAP
8 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1 LAP
9 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1 LAP
10 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1 LAP
11 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1 LAP
12 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1 LAP
13 Lando Norris McLaren 1 LAP
14 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1 LAP
15 Romain Grosjean Haas 1 LAP
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1 LAP
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1 LAP
18 George Russell Williams 2 LAPS
19 Robert Kubica Williams 2 LAP
© Harry Schofield 2019
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Japanese Grand Prix 2019