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The 2017 Japanese Grand Prix (officially the 2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix)[1] was the sixteenth race of the 2017 Formula One season, the 33rd time the Japanese Grand Prix was held on the Formula One calendar, and the 29th time it was held at the Suzuka Circuit. It was held between 6 October and 8 October 2017.

In qualifying, Lewis Hamilton took his second consecutive pole position, also his first pole at the Suzuka Circuit. His teammate Valtteri Bottas qualified second, but with a five-place grid penalty for changing his gearbox too early, he was pushed down to sixth on the grid, promoting Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo to second and third respectively.

In the race, Hamilton went into the first corner still keeping the lead over Vettel. However, Vettel's spark plug began to fail, and he was forced to retire after completing four laps. Hamilton took his sixty-first victory, putting him fifty-nine points ahead of Vettel in the championship. Max Verstappen, who got ahead of Ricciardo at the start, finished in second place while Ricciardo remained in third place.


BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W08 EQ Power+ Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB13 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF70H Ferrari 062 P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MCL32 Honda RA617H P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.17 Renault R.E.17 P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Renault R.E.17 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-17 Ferrari 062 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari 061 P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:31.202 10 No Time 14 1:30.770 12
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:29.541 3 No Time 1:30.018 5
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:29.166 1 No Time 10 1:29.379 3
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:29.638 4 No Time 6 1:33.962 20
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:31.032 9 No Time 1:31.459 17
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:33.397 20 No Time 9 1:32.579 18
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 1:32.501 18 No Time 1:31.353 16
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 1:31.530 13 1:51.345 3 1:30.563 9
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:31.235 12 No Time 11 1:30.424 8
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:31.602 14 1:52.343 5 1:31.011 15
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:31.912 16 1:52.146 4 1:30.764 11
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:31.216 11 No Time 1:30.982 14
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:30.974 8 No Time 7 1:30.315 7
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 1:31.757 15 No Time 8 1:30.764 10
31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 1:30.899 7 1:49.518 2 1:30.109 6
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:30.762 6 No Time 1:29.910 4
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:29.377 2 1:48.719 1 1:29.069 2
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso 1:32.252 17 No Time 13 1:30.799 13
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:30.151 5 No Time 1:29.055 1
94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:32.897 19 No Time 12 1:32.968 19
Source: [2][3][4]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 11:29.047 11:27.819 11:27.319 1
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 41:29.332 31:28.543 21:27.651 6*
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 51:29.352 21:28.225 31:27.791 2
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 61:29.475 51:28.935 41:28.306 3
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 31:29.181 41:28.747 51:28.332 4
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 21:29.163 61:29.079 61:28.498 10
7 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 81:30.115 71:29.199 71:29.111 5
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 71:29.696 81:29.343 81:29.260 7
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 101:30.352 91:29.687 91:29.480 8
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 121:30.525 101:29.749 101:30.687 20
11 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 141:30.654 111:29.778 9
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 91:30.252 121:29.879 11
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 151:30.774 131:29.972 12
14 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 111:30.516 141:30.022 18§
15 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso 131:30.565 151:30.413 19**
16 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 161:30.849 13
17 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 171:31.317 14
18 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 181:31.409 15
19 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 191:31.597 16
20 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 201:31.885 17
107% time: 1:35.280
Source: [5]
  • * Bottas was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[6]
  • Räikkönen was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[7]
  • Alonso was given a 35-place grid penalty for using his eighth internal combustion engine, tenth turbo, tenth MGU-H, eighth MGU-K, seventh battery store and sixth control electronics unit.[8]
  • § Palmer was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his fifth internal combustion engine, sixth turbocharger and sixth MGU-H.[8]
  • ** Sainz was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his sixth MGU-H, fifth internal combustion engine and fifth turbo.[9]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 2 3 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 4
______________ Max Verstappen
Row 3 5 ______________
Esteban Ocon 6
______________ Valtteri Bottas*
Row 4 7 ______________
Sergio Pérez 8
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 5 9 ______________
Stoffel Vandoorne 10
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 6 11 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 12
______________ Kevin Magnussen
Row 7 13 ______________
Romain Grosjean 14
______________ Pierre Gasly
Row 8 15 ______________
Lance Stroll 16
______________ Marcus Ericsson
Row 9 17 ______________
Pascal Wehrlein 18
______________ Jolyon Palmer
Row 10 19 ______________
Carlos Sainz, Jr.§ 20
______________ Fernando Alonso**

Source

  • * Bottas was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[6]
  • Räikkönen was given a five-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[7]
  • Palmer was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his fifth internal combustion engine, sixth turbocharger and sixth MGU-H.[8]
  • § Sainz was given a twenty-place grid penalty for using his sixth MGU-H, fifth internal combustion engine and fifth turbo.[9]
  • ** Alonso was given a 35-place grid penalty for using his eighth internal combustion engine, tenth turbo, tenth MGU-H, eighth MGU-K, seventh battery store and sixth control electronics unit.[8]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 53 1h 27m 31.194s 1 25
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 53 +1.211 4 18
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 53 +9.679 3 15
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 53 +10.580 6 12
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 53 +32.622 10 10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon India Force India-Mercedes 53 +67.788 5 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 53 +71.424 7 6
8 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 53 +88.953 12 4
9 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 53 +89.883 13 2
10 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 52 +1 Lap 8 1
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 52 +1 Lap 20
12 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer France Renault 52 +1 Lap 18
13 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso 52 +1 Lap 14
14 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 52 +1 Lap 9
15 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 51 +2 Laps 17
Ret 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 45 Suspension 15
Ret 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 40 Rear wing 11
Ret 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 7 Accident 16
Ret 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 4 Spark plug 2
Ret 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso 0 Accident 19
Source: [10]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 306
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 247
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas 234
4 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 192
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 148
6 Netherlands Max Verstappen 111
7 Mexico Sergio Pérez 82
8 France Esteban Ocon 65
9 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 48
10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 34
11 Brazil Felipe Massa 34
12 Canada Lance Stroll 32
13 France Romain Grosjean 28
14 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 15 ▲ 1
15 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 13 ▼ 1
16 Spain Fernando Alonso 10
17 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 8
18 Germany Pascal Wehrlein 5
19 Russia Daniil Kvyat 4
20 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 0
21 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 0
22 France Pierre Gasly 0
Source:[11]
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 540
2 Italy Ferrari 395
3 Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 303
4 India Force India-Mercedes 147
5 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 66
6 Italy Toro Rosso 52
7 United States Haas-Ferrari 43 ▲ 1
8 France Renault 42 ▼ 1
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 23
10 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 5
Source:[11]

NotesEdit

  1. "2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2017/Japan.html. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. "2017 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/974/japan/practice-1.html. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  3. "2017 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/974/japan/practice-2.html. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  4. "2017 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/974/japan/practice-3.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  5. "2017 Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/974/japan/qualifying.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Bottas to take five-place gearbox penalty in Japan". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/bottas-to-take-five-place-gearbox-penalty-in-japan.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Raikkonen to take new gearbox, grid drop after crash". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/f1-raikkonen-gearbox-grid-drop-crash-fp3-japan.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Alonso and Palmer set for Suzuka grid penalties". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 7 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/alonso-palmer-suzuka-grid-penalty.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Sainz gets 20-place Suzuka grid penalty". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 6 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/f1-sainz-20-place-suzuka-grid-penalty-crash.html. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  10. "Japan Grand Prix 2017 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 8 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2017/races/974/japan/race-result.html. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Collantine, Keith (8 October 2017). "2017 Japanese Grand Prix championship points". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2017/10/08/2017-japanese-grand-prix-championship-points/. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
V T E 2017 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Button • di Resta • Ericsson • Gasly • Giovinazzi • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Kvyat • Magnussen • Massa • Ocon • Palmer • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel • Wehrlein
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 18 Stroll • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 36 Giovinazzi • 39 Hartley • 40 di Resta • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Calderon • Celis • Fong • Fuoco • Kari • Matsushita • Russell • Turvey
Cars Ferrari SF70H • Force India VJM10 • Haas VF-17 • McLaren MCL32 • Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ • Red Bull RB13 • Renault R.S.17 • Sauber C36 • Toro Rosso STR12 • Williams FW40
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • China • Bahrain • Russia • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Azerbaijan • Austria • Britain • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Malaysia • Japan • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2
See also 2016 Formula One Season • 2018 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Japan Japanese Grand Prix
Circuits Fuji (1976–1977, 2007–2008), Suzuka (1987–2006, 2009–present)
SuzukaCircuit2005
Races 197619771978–1986 • 19871988198919901991199219931994 • 1995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
See also Pacific Grand Prix
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