2017 Japanese Grand Prix

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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
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[2]
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

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.[3] 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.

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.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:29.047 1:27.819 1:27.319 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:29.332 1:28.543 1:27.651 61
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:29.352 1:28.225 1:27.791 2
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:29.475 1:28.935 1:28.306 3
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:29.181 1:28.747 1:28.332 4
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:29.163 1:29.079 1:28.498 101
7 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:30.115 1:29.199 1:29.111 5
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:29.696 1:29.343 1:29.230 7
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:30.352 1:29.687 1:29.480 8
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:30.525 1:29.749 1:30.687 202
11 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1:30.654 1:29.778 9
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:30.252 1:29.879 11
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:30.774 1:29.972 12
14 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:30.516 1:30.022 182
15 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1:30.565 1:30.413 192
16 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:30.849 13
17 10 France Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso 1:31.317 14
18 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:31.409 15
19 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.597 16
20 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 1:31.885 17
107% time: 1:35.280
Source:[4]
Notes

Race[edit]

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

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Japan". formula1.com. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "F1 reveals overall rise in 2017 attendance". GPupdate.net. JHED Media BV. 8 December 2017. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 


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