Japanese Grand Prix driver ratings

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Japanese Grand Prix driver ratings
By: Ben Anderson
Oct 9, 2017, 4:08 PM

No perfect scores from Suzuka from Ben Anderson, but there were some very strong performances scattered through the field on Sunday.

Start: 1st

Finish: 1st

Strategy: 1 stop (super-soft/soft)

Rating: 9

A sublime qualifying effort again from Hamilton, who got quicker with every lap and looks on a different level to his rivals on Saturdays at present.

The race was made easier by Vettel's problems, as Hamilton's start wasn't great. He also came under pressure from Verstappen at times. In the end he did just enough to get the job done, but no more.

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Series Formula 1
Event Japanese GP
Location Suzuka
Author Ben Anderson
Article type Special feature