Winner in Malaysia last weekend, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) will start again in pole position on Sunday at 7 am on the Suzuka track in Japan. He beat Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).
The Japanese Grand Prix is sure to be crucial in deciding the title of world champion driver. After Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) are 34 points ahead of his great rival, Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari). This is also the German who was the fastest in the first practice session on Friday.
But in qualifying, the Briton has shown once again invincible. After a completely controlled session he took pole position for the first time on the Suzuka track to overtake Vettel, who will start from second position before Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).
Of the French drivers, Esteban Ocon (Force India) has once again demonstrated his ability by getting seventh place. With penalties incurred by its competitors, it will even be fifth on the grid! Romain Grosjean (Haas) and Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) also benefit from penalties to climb to the thirteenth and fourteenth place respectively.