Japanese GP (2015)
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Nico Rosberg: "I really hope for a clean race, it will be a great battle with Lewis.
Christian Horner admits that the Japanese Grand Prix was a “race to forget” for Red Bull Racing after neither driver scored points for the first time this season.
Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen says overtaking Fernando Alonso was the highlight of his Japanese Grand Prix.
Red Bull's engine dramas have unfolded in a way that not even that team would have predicted. Is this the end of the road for Red Bull in F1 or is there light at the end of the tunnel? Jonathan Noble analyses a fascinating situation.
Rossi ended the 53 lap race in 18th position, ahead of his team-mate Will Stevens in 19th place, and in a reversal of their starting positions.
The normal order was restored at Suzuka following Mercedes' struggles in Singapore but, thanks to the TV cameras mostly ignoring the German cars, fans did not see Lewis Hamilton's charge to victory. Here is what you missed.
Max Verstappen: "To go from P17 to P9 at a track like this one is a good result and I’m happy to have scored points again, it was a very good day!”
Romain Grosjean took seventh, with Pastor Maldonado finishing just 1.3 seconds behind him in eighth.
Nico Hulkenberg finished in sixth place and Sergio Perez suffered a puncture on the opening lap, which cost the Mexican the chance of scoring points.
Tenth podium of the season for Vettel
McLaren chief Ron Dennis has confirmed that Jenson Button will partner Fernando Alonso at McLaren next year, following Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
Lewis Hamilton extended his F1 World Championship lead with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, his second success at Suzuka on the trot.
Performance gap of approximately 0.8 seconds between Hard and Medium.