8 Oct 2018
Race 17 – 53 Laps – 5.870km per lap – 307.471km race distance – low tyre wear
Lewis Hamilton seized his fourth successive win and his sixth win in seven races at the Japanese Grand Prix to put himself on the brink of his fifth world championship.
2 Oct 2018
Race 16 – 53 Laps – 5.848km per lap – 309.745km race distance – very low tyre wear
The Russian Grand Prix was decided by strategy, just not the sort that pit Ferrari against Mercedes in a battle of off-track wits; rather it was Mercedes’s use of team orders that had ultimate sway over Lewis Hamilton beating Valtteri Bottas in Sochi.