Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix weekend.
At Honda’s home race, McLaren’s staff got together to do their best impression of a poorly-tuned television. The race was one of their most disappointing of the year, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button struggling to 16th and 18th.
Esteban Ocon has now finished all five of his starts for Manor this year. On his first visit to Suzuka, where Pascal Wehrlein was also a newcomer, he out-qualified and out-raced his team mate.
Formula One’s fairground.
You’ve got to love your home F1 track to make a hat out of it. Japan’s fans once again didn’t disappoint with their fantastic headgear.
The power of Red Bull’s aerodynamics can be seen in the vortices formed on Max Verstappen’s rear wing.
Once again Lewis Hamilton’s victory hopes vanished within seconds of the start. It was the fourth time this year he’s lost at least five positions on lap one. Nico Rosberg was on his way to win number nine and a comfortable championship lead.
An early spin for Esteban Gutierrez wrecked his chances of a points-scoring finish despite having started in the top ten.
Hamilton’s first pit stop carried him ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Sergio Perez, who were busy swapping places as they also overtook Jolyon Palmer.
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
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2016 Japanese Grand Prix
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