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Japanese GP (2019)

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Vettel: No changes made for Japan breakthrough

Sebastian Vettel says there are no changes to explain his "step in performance" at the Japanese Grand Prix, where he ended Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Charles Leclerc's qualifying superiority.

Norris: "Fair play" to Albon for late lunge

Lando Norris was pleased Formula 1 rival Alex Albon was not penalised in the Japanese Grand Prix for the lunge that caused contact and “kind of forced me off”.

Japanese Grand Prix driver ratings

Some of Formula 1 2019's biggest stars disappointed at Suzuka, but a reliably excellent midfield performer earned another perfect rating.

How Ferrari threw away another golden victory chance

Ferrari turned around Mercedes' early advantage at Suzuka and should have been able to use its front row sweep to control the Japanese Grand Prix even with a race pace disadvantage - but it let things slip away, again

Magnussen: Suzuka weekend derailed by "embarrassing" crash

Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen said he "showed everyone what not to do" with his "quite embarrassing" qualifying crash, which preceded a Japanese Grand Prix that "went south".

Leclerc: I'm to blame for Verstappen crash

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says he is completely to blame for his clash with Max Verstappen that earned him a penalty and wrecked his Japanese Grand Prix.

Japanese GP: Best images from Sunday’s race

Check out the best images as the Formula 1 circus descended on Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix, a race that will be remembered for a wild first lap.

Verstappen lost 25% downforce in Leclerc clash

Max Verstappen retired from the Japanese Grand Prix because his first-lap clash with Charles Leclerc cost him almost 25% downforce on his Red Bull Formula 1 car.

FIA to impound protested Renault's ECUs and steering wheels

The FIA has been directed to seal and impound both Renault Formula 1 cars’ electronic control units and steering wheels, to allow a protest against the team to proceed.

Kubica says Williams 'crossed boundaries' by removing wing

Robert Kubica has slammed the Williams Formula 1 team for removing its upgraded front wing from his car at the Japanese Grand Prix, saying it 'crossed boundaries' for "strange reasons".

Gasly escapes penalty for "very stupid" Perez crash

Pierre Gasly has escaped sanction for his Japanese Grand Prix collision with Formula 1 rival Sergio Perez, despite the latter lambasting Gasly for making a “very stupid” move.

Racing Point lodges protest against Renault

Racing Point has protested the Renault Formula 1 team after the Japanese Grand Prix for an alleged breach of Formula 1's sporting and technical regulations and the FIA's International Sporting Code.

Leclerc gets double penalty for clash, late stop

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has been handed two time penalties for his incidents during the Japanese Grand Prix.

Japanese GP results altered after race was declared early

The FIA has launched an investigation into why the chequered flag light display panel was shown a lap too soon at Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix, which meant the race was declared a lap earlier than originally intended.

Verstappen hits out at "irresponsible" Leclerc

Max Verstappen has labelled Charles Leclerc's driving in the Japanese Grand Prix as "irresponsible", saying that "doesn't understand" the decision not to penalise the Ferrari driver.

FIA: Vettel start was "within acceptable tolerance"

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel escaped a penalty for a possible jump start in the Japanese Grand Prix because his pre-start movement was “within acceptable tolerance”, the FIA has explained.

Japanese GP: Bottas wins after terrible start for Ferrari

Valtteri Bottas's took his first Formula 1 win since April to help Mercedes clinch a sixth consecutive constructors' championship as a jump start and first-corner clash undermined Ferrari's Japanese Grand Prix.

Williams in race against time to replace Kubica's chassis

Williams is facing a race against time to get Robert Kubica in to the Japanese Grand Prix as it attempts to build up a new car for him before the race.

Ferrari "quite surprised" by Suzuka qualifying 1-2

Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have admitted their front-row lock out at the Japanese Grand Prix was unexpected.

Japanese GP: Vettel on pole as Ferrari locks out front row

Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position with a commanding performance in qualifying for Formula 1’s Japanese Grand Prix, as Ferrari overturned Mercedes’ practice pace advantage to lock out the front row.

Japanese GP: The race as it happened

Follow all the action from the Japanese Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Binotto expects to manage more Leclerc/Vettel situations

Ferrari Formula 1 team boss Mattia Binotto expects to have to manage Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc on-track again despite the “misunderstanding” they suffered at the Russian Grand Prix.

Vettel: "Not fair" to say whether Leclerc is toughest teammate

Sebastian Vettel says it’s too early for him to name Charles Leclerc as the toughest teammate he’s had in his Formula 1 career.

Suzuka shows two-day F1 weekend could work - Grosjean

Formula 1 chiefs should use the lessons of the Japanese Grand Prix timetable shake-up as a way of showing that two-day events can work, reckons Haas driver Romain Grosjean.