NICO ROSBERG - 2ND, PADDY LOWE FROM MERCEDES, LEWIS HAMILTON - 1ST, VALTTERI BOTTAS -3RD
The Russian head of state, Putin, made a full race showing and gave the winner, Lewis Hamilton, his prize. Bernie Ecclestone, in a rare full race appearance...hasn't seen a full race in years...sat with Putin throughout the race. Coming in second was Hamilton's teammate, Nico Rosberg. Third went to Valtteri Bottas.
Mercedes clinched the championship for the Constructor's points. That was a given at some point since Hamilton or Rosberg have been 1st or 2nd in almost every race. Hamilton has also tied with Nigel Mansel for the most races won by a British driver. Thirty, I think. His next win will give him the record free and clear.
NICO ROSBERG, 2ND - LEWIS HAMILTON, 1ST - SEBASTIAN VETTEL, 3RD
A shortened, very wet, race. On his eighth attempt in Japan Hamilton finally has come up with a win. His teammate, Rosberg came in second. Sebastian Vettel, who announced that he would leave Red Bull at the end of the season, came in third.
The race was stopped on lap 44 due to an accident that left Jules Bianchi with a major head injury. Driving for Marussia under a loan agreement from Red Bull he struck a recovery crane that was picking up another wrecked car. It has been said that he was going to go to Ferrari at the end of the season.
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