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Japanese Grand Prix 2018

Fastest Lap Vettel
Best Race Team Mercedes
Best Quali Team Mercedes



3 DNF's of 19 starters
Pole: Lewis Hamilton
Lights to flag!
18th to 12th6Most Places Gained:
Marcus Ericsson
Female/Male Ratio 0:19, Nationalities: 14, Main Nationalities: France with 3 drivers, Average Driver Age: 27, Oldest Driver: 38, Youngest Driver: 19

Race Results

+/-PosDriverTeamPoints
-1stL. Hamilton25
-2ndV. Bottas18
-3rdM. Verstappen15
44thD. RicciardoDaniel Ricciardo12
15thK. Räikkönen10
26thS. Vettel8 ()
27thS. Perez6
38thR. Grosjean4
29thE. Ocon2
310thC. Sainz Jnr1
411thP. Gasly
612thM. Ericsson
713thB. Hartley
314thS. Vandoorne
-15thS. SirotkinWilliams
216thL. StrollWilliams
7DNFC. Leclerc
18DNFN. HulkenbergNico Hulkenberg
7DNFK. Magnussen

* indicates fastest lap

Qualifying - The Grid

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