2018 Japanese Grand Prix
|2018 Japanese Grand Prix|
Race 17 of 21 in the 2018 Formula One World Championship|
Layout of the Suzuka International Racing Course
|Date||7 October 2018|
|Official name||Formula 1 2018 Honda 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 (191.053 mi)|
|Time||1:32.318 on lap 53|
|Third||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer|
The 2018 Japanese Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 2018 Honda Japanese Grand Prix) was a Formula One racing event held on 7 October 2018 at the Suzuka International Racing Course in Suzuka in the Mie Prefecture, Japan. The race was the seventeenth round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 44th running of the Japanese Grand Prix. The 2018 event was the 34th time that the race had been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, and the 30th time that it had been held at Suzuka.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the round with a fifty point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the World Drivers' Championship. Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas sat third, a further 67 points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes held a lead of fifty-three points over Ferrari, with Red Bull Racing a further one hundred and fifty points behind in third place.
|3||33||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer||1:29.480||1:28.849||1:29.057||3|
|6||28||Brendon Hartley||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:30.248||1:29.848||1:30.023||6|
|7||10||Pierre Gasly||Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda||1:30.137||1:29.810||1:30.093||7|
|8||31||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1:29.899||1:29.538||1:30.126||111|
|10||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||1:30.247||1:29.567||1:37.229||9|
|13||55||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Renault||1:30.236||1:30.490||13|
|15||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer||1:29.806||No time||15|
|107% time: 1:34.911|
- ^1 – Esteban Ocon received a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow sufficiently during a red flag period in FP3.
- ^2 – Marcus Ericsson received a 15-place grid penalty: 10 places for change his power unit and 5 places for an unscheduled gearbox change.
Championship standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "Japan". Formula1.com. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- "Formula 1 2018 Honda Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
- "Formula 1 2018 Honda Japanese Grand Prix – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
- "Japan 2018 – Championship". StatsF1. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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