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The 2017 Japanese Grand Prix (formally known as the 2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix)[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 8 October 2017 at the Suzuka International Racing Course in Suzuka in the Mie Prefecture, Japan. The race was the sixteenth round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship and marked the forty-third running of the Japanese Grand Prix.[5] The 2017 event was the thirty-third time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, and the twenty-ninth time that a World Championship round had been held at Suzuka.

2017 Japanese Grand Prix
Race 16 of 20 in the 2017 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Suzuka International Racing Course
Layout of the Suzuka International Racing Course
Race details[1]
Date 8 October 2017 (2017-10-08)
Official name 2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix[2][3]
Location Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.807 km (3.608 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 307.471 km (191.054 mi)
Weather Sunny
Attendance 137,000[4]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:27.319
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
Time 1:33.144 on lap 50
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer
Third Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the round with a thirty-four-point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the World Drivers' Championship. Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas sat third, a further twenty-five points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a lead of one hundred and eighteen points over Ferrari, with Red Bull Racing a further one hundred and fifteen points behind in third place.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:29.047 1:27.819 1:27.319 1
2 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:29.332 1:28.543 1:27.651 61
3 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:29.352 1:28.225 1:27.791 2
4 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:29.475 1:28.935 1:28.306 3
5 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:29.181 1:28.747 1:28.332 4
6 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:29.163 1:29.079 1:28.498 101
7 31   Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:30.115 1:29.199 1:29.111 5
8 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:29.696 1:29.343 1:29.230 7
9 19   Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:30.352 1:29.687 1:29.480 8
10 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:30.525 1:29.749 1:30.687 202
11 2   Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1:30.654 1:29.778 9
12 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:30.252 1:29.879 11
13 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:30.774 1:29.972 12
14 30   Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:30.516 1:30.022 182
15 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1:30.565 1:30.413 192
16 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:30.849 13
17 10   Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:31.317 14
18 18   Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:31.409 15
19 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.597 16
20 94   Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.885 17
107% time: 1:35.280
Source:[6]
Notes
 
Lewis Hamilton (pictured during free practice session in wet conditions) won the race.
 
Sebastian Vettel suffered technical problems a few minutes before the race start and retired on the fourth lap.

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 53 1:27:31.194 1 25
2 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 53 +1.211 4 18
3 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 53 +9.679 3 15
4 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 53 +10.580 6 12
5 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +32.622 10 10
6 31   Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 53 +1:07.788 5 8
7 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 53 +1:11.424 7 6
8 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 53 +1:28.953 12 4
9 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 53 +1:29.883 13 2
10 19   Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 52 +1 Lap 8 1
11 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 52 +1 Lap 20
12 30   Jolyon Palmer Renault 52 +1 Lap 18
13 10   Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 52 +1 Lap 14
14 2   Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 52 +1 Lap 9
15 94   Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 51 +2 Laps 17
Ret 18   Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 45 Suspension 15
Ret 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 40 Rear wing 11
Ret 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 7 Accident 16
Ret 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 4 Electrical 2
Ret 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 0 Accident 19
Source:[7]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Japan". formula1.com. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2017 Formula 1 World Championship Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Suzuka Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "F1 reveals overall rise in 2017 attendance". GPupdate.net. JHED Media BV. 8 December 2017. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017.
  5. ^ "FIA Announces World Motorsports Council decisions". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 30 November 2016. Archived from the original on 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  6. ^ "2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Japan 2017 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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