WATCH: F1 Report – Japanese GP Review
Last Updated: 12/10/17 10:10am
The Japanese GP threw up plenty of talking points and the latest edition of the F1 Report is here to give the final word on the action from Suzuka.
Natalie Pinkham is joined in the studio by Marc Priestley and newly-crowned GP3 champion George Russell to deliver their verdict after Lewis Hamilton took a giant leap towards his fourth world title.
The Mercedes driver held off a late challenge from Max Verstappen to take victory and open up a 59-point lead over Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers' Championship after Ferrari suffered yet more reliability woe.
Vettel was forced to retire after just four laps due to a faulty spark plug. It was the fourth engine issue to hit Ferrari in two grands prix and the panel question what has gone wrong for the Scuderia.
Meanwhile, Hamilton will be the only British driver on the grid at the US GP after Jolyon Palmer left Renault following the race at Suzuka, and should Paul Di Resta not secure a Williams drive, Hamilton is almost certain to be the sole Briton driving in 2018.
So with Russell joining the show for the first time, the 19-year-old's GP3 title-winning season is reviewed along with his hopes for making the step up to F1 and the future of British motorsport.
The show is free to view in the UK and Ireland in the video above!
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