Lewis Hamilton Wins In Japan

September 30th, 2007

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese grand prix. Hamilton is now leading the Formula 1 World Championship by 12 points ahead of Fernando Alonso. It looks more and more likely that Hamilton will be Formula 1 World Champion.

An eventful and very wet race at the Fuji Speedway in Japan started behind the safety car with near zero-visibility. After some laps behind the safety car, conditions started to improve and the race got underway with Hamilton leading. Lewis was pulling away from Alonso and was leading by over 2 seconds after a few laps. Everything seemed to go his way until Fettel rammed into the right-rear wheel of Hamilton – but Lewis was able to continue the race, and he was over 9 seconds ahead of Alonso at that time. But then Alonso also was hit by another driver (Vettel again?), but Fernando was able to continue despite some bodywork damage.

But with 25 laps to go Fernando Alonso aquaplaned off the track and into the barriers retiring him from the race letting Lewis gain 10 points more than him with only 2 races to go.

All in all a very eventful race, some nice action, some spins, some crashes and at the end there was some awesome action between Raikkonen and Kovalained fighting for second place and Massa overtaking Kubica on the last lap trying to pass by going over grass and blocking – some exciting few seconds. 🙂

Japanese Grand Prix, Fuji Speedway Race Results:

1.  HAMILTON     McLaren       2h00m34.759s
2.  KOVALAINEN   Renault       +8.3s
3.  RAIKKONEN    Ferrari       +9.4s
4.  COULTHARD    Red Bull      +20.2s
5.  FISICHELLA   Renault       +38.8s
6.  MASSA        Ferrari       +49.0s
7.  KUBICA       BMW           +49.2s
8.  LIUZZI       Toro Rosso    +55.6s
9.  SUTIL        Spyker        +60.1s
10. BARRICHELLO  Honda         +88.3s
11. BUTTON       Honda         +1 lap
12. YAMAMOTO     Spyker        +1 lap
13. TRULLI       Toyota        +1 lap
14. HEIDFELD     BMW           +2 laps
15. SATO         Super Aguri   +2 laps
R.  SCHUMACHER   Toyota        +12 laps
R.  DAVIDSON     Super Aguri   +13 laps
R.  ROSBERG      Williams      +18 laps
R.  VETTEL       Toro Rosso    +21 laps
R.  WEBBER       Red Bull      +22 laps
R.  ALONSO       McLaren       +25 laps
R.  WURZ         Williams      +48 laps


2 Responses to “Lewis Hamilton Wins In Japan”

  1. F1Wolf says:

    Hamilton was sublime and the crown is his to throw away now. But the Massa Kubica fight, so unexpected out of nowhere, that was a cherry on the pie 🙂

  2. Deb Ray-Chaudhuri says:

    To win the World Championship Lewis can be advised from the Bhagvadgita where it is said ‘Karmanya Adhikawastu,Na fadeshu Kadachana’ (sic) which means it is your right to perform/work not to look at the result ie the result will look after itself.ALL THE VERY BESTfrom a fan who has returened to Formula 1 after 8 years.

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