The 2018 Japanese Grand Prix started October 7th, 2018 at 07:10 on Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Lewis Hamilton started from pole position with Valtteri Bottas next to him. Max Verstappen started from third place.
After 1 hour, 27 minutes and 17 seconds Lewis Hamilton finished the race first. The podium was completed with Valtteri Bottas in second and Max Verstappen in third place.
The fastest laps was driven by Sebastian Vettel in a time of 1:32.318.
After the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 331 points. Hamilton is 67 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
Circuit
Location
Suzuka, Japan
Date
October 7th, 2018 at 07:10
Round
17/21
Winner
Lewis Hamilton
Winning time
1:27:17.062
Pole position
Lewis Hamilton
Fastest lap
Sebastian Vettel 1:32.318
Fastest pitstop
Lewis Hamilton 22.614 (lap 24)

Results

Pos Driver Car Time/Retired Grid Laps Pts
1
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1:27:17.062 1 53 25
2
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes +12.919 2 53 18
3
#33 Max Verstappen
Red Bull +14.295 3 53 15
4 11
#3 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull +19.495 15 53 12
5 1
#7 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari +50.998 4 53 10
6 2
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari +1:09.873 8 53 8
7 2
#11 Sergio Pérez
Force India +1:19.379 9 53 6
8 3
#8 Romain Grosjean
Haas F1 Team +1:27.198 5 53 4
9 2
#31 Esteban Ocon
Force India +1:28.055 11 53 2
10 3
#55 Carlos Sainz
Renault +1 Lap 13 52 1
11 4
#10 Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso +1 Lap 7 52 0
12 8
#9 Marcus Ericsson
Sauber +1 Lap 20 52 0
13 7
#28 Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso +1 Lap 6 52 0
14 4
#14 Fernando Alonso
McLaren +1 Lap 18 52 0
15 4
#2 Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren +1 Lap 19 52 0
16 1
#35 Sergey Sirotkin
Williams +1 Lap 17 52 0
17 3
#18 Lance Stroll
Williams +1 Lap 14 52 0
-
#16 Charles Leclerc
Sauber DNF (Mechanical) 10 38 0
-
#27 Nico Hülkenberg
Renault DNF (Engine) 16 37 0
-
#20 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team DNF (Collision damage) 12 8 0
Pos Driver Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Delta
1
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1:28.702 1:28.017 1:27.760
2
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1:29.297 1:27.987 1:28.059 +0.299
3
#33 Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1:29.480 1:28.849 1:29.057 +1.297
4
#7 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1:29.631 1:28.595 1:29.521 +1.761
5
#8 Romain Grosjean
Haas F1 Team 1:29.724 1:29.678 1:29.761 +2.001
6
#28 Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso 1:30.248 1:29.848 1:30.023 +2.263
7
#10 Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso 1:30.137 1:29.810 1:30.093 +2.333
8
#31 Esteban Ocon
Force India 1:29.899 1:29.538 1:30.126 +2.366
9
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari 1:29.049 1:28.279 1:32.192 +4.432
10
#11 Sergio Pérez
Force India 1:30.247 1:29.567 1:37.229 +9.469
11
#16 Charles Leclerc
Sauber 1:29.706 1:29.864
12
#20 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team 1:30.219 1:30.226
13
#55 Carlos Sainz
Renault 1:30.236 1:30.490
14
#18 Lance Stroll
Williams 1:30.317 1:30.714
15
#3 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull 1:29.806
16
#27 Nico Hülkenberg
Renault 1:30.361
17
#35 Sergey Sirotkin
Williams 1:30.372
18
#14 Fernando Alonso
McLaren 1:30.573
19
#2 Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren 1:31.041
20
#9 Marcus Ericsson
Sauber 1:31.213
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1:29.599 13
2
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari 1:29.715 +0.116 14
3
#7 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1:30.054 +0.455 13
4
#33 Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1:30.304 +0.705 13
5
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1:30.422 +0.823 13
6
#3 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull 1:30.474 +0.875 10
7
#31 Esteban Ocon
Force India 1:31.088 +1.489 12
8
#11 Sergio Pérez
Force India 1:31.483 +1.884 12
9
#55 Carlos Sainz
Renault 1:31.513 +1.914 14
10
#20 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team 1:31.521 +1.922 13
11
#8 Romain Grosjean
Haas F1 Team 1:31.636 +2.037 14
12
#16 Charles Leclerc
Sauber 1:31.760 +2.161 14
13
#28 Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso 1:32.030 +2.431 13
14
#18 Lance Stroll
Williams 1:32.201 +2.602 14
15
#27 Nico Hülkenberg
Renault 1:32.224 +2.625 12
16
#9 Marcus Ericsson
Sauber 1:32.442 +2.843 10
17
#14 Fernando Alonso
McLaren 1:32.608 +3.009 14
18
#35 Sergey Sirotkin
Williams 1:32.631 +3.032 14
19
#2 Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren 1:33.034 +3.435 13
20
#10 Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso 1:33.105 +3.506 10
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1:28.217 31
2
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1:28.678 +0.461 30
3
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari 1:29.050 +0.833 36
4
#33 Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1:29.257 +1.040 32
5
#7 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1:29.498 +1.281 33
6
#3 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull 1:29.513 +1.296 27
7
#31 Esteban Ocon
Force India 1:30.035 +1.818 32
8
#8 Romain Grosjean
Haas F1 Team 1:30.440 +2.223 32
9
#9 Marcus Ericsson
Sauber 1:30.478 +2.261 33
10
#28 Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso 1:30.502 +2.285 27
11
#11 Sergio Pérez
Force India 1:30.510 +2.293 28
12
#27 Nico Hülkenberg
Renault 1:30.644 +2.427 36
13
#10 Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso 1:30.795 +2.578 10
14
#55 Carlos Sainz
Renault 1:30.904 +2.687 31
15
#16 Charles Leclerc
Sauber 1:30.906 +2.689 26
16
#20 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team 1:30.956 +2.739 25
17
#14 Fernando Alonso
McLaren 1:30.988 +2.771 34
18
#35 Sergey Sirotkin
Williams 1:31.087 +2.870 39
19
#18 Lance Stroll
Williams 1:31.215 +2.998 32
20
#2 Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren 1:31.981 +3.764 32
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1:28.691 25
2
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1:29.137 +0.446 26
3
#3 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull 1:29.373 +0.682 32
4
#7 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 1:29.627 +0.936 20
5
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari 1:29.685 +0.994 20
6
#33 Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1:29.841 +1.150 30
7
#31 Esteban Ocon
Force India 1:30.591 +1.900 28
8
#8 Romain Grosjean
Haas F1 Team 1:30.814 +2.123 22
9
#16 Charles Leclerc
Sauber 1:30.929 +2.238 27
10
#9 Marcus Ericsson
Sauber 1:31.073 +2.382 29
11
#10 Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso 1:31.073 +2.382 20
12
#55 Carlos Sainz
Renault 1:31.100 +2.409 23
13
#11 Sergio Pérez
Force India 1:31.272 +2.581 29
14
#20 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team 1:31.274 +2.583 28
15
#27 Nico Hülkenberg
Renault 1:31.418 +2.727 18
16
#18 Lance Stroll
Williams 1:31.508 +2.817 27
17
#28 Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso 1:31.908 +3.217 23
18
#14 Fernando Alonso
McLaren 1:32.034 +3.343 21
19
#35 Sergey Sirotkin
Williams 1:32.513 +3.822 26
20
#47 Lando Norris
McLaren 1:32.683 +3.992 30

Standings after race

Pos Driver Car Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 9 14 331
2
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari 5 10 264 -67
3
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 8 207 -124
4
#7 Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari 9 196 -135
5
#1 Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1 7 173 -158
6
#3 Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull 2 2 146 -185
7
#11 Sergio Pérez
Force India 1 53 -278
8
#20 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team 53 -278
9
#27 Nico Hülkenberg
Renault 53 -278
10
#14 Fernando Alonso
McLaren 50 -281
11
#31 Esteban Ocon
Force India 49 -282
12
#55 Carlos Sainz
Renault 39 -292
13
#8 Romain Grosjean
Haas F1 Team 31 -300
14
#10 Pierre Gasly
Toro Rosso 28 -303
15
#16 Charles Leclerc
Sauber 21 -310
16
#2 Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren 8 -323
17
#18 Lance Stroll
Williams 6 -325
18
#9 Marcus Ericsson
Sauber 6 -325
19
#28 Brendon Hartley
Toro Rosso 2 -329
20
#35 Sergey Sirotkin
Williams 1 -330
Pos Team Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1 Mercedes 9 22 538
2 Ferrari 5 19 460 -78
3 Red Bull 3 9 319 -219
4 Renault 92 -446
5 Haas F1 Team 84 -454
6 McLaren 58 -480
7 Force India 1 43 -495
8 Toro Rosso 30 -508
9 Sauber 27 -511
10 Williams 7 -531

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Year Winner 2nd 3rd Fastest lap Pole position
2023
#1 Max Verstappen
Lando Norris
Oscar Piastri
1:34.183 -
Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen
2022
#1 Max Verstappen
Sergio Pérez
Charles Leclerc
1:44.411 -
Guanyu Zhou
Max Verstappen
2019
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
1:30.983 -
Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel
2017
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Max Verstappen
Daniel Ricciardo
1:33.144 -
Valtteri Bottas
Lewis Hamilton
2016
#6 Nico Rosberg
Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton
1:35.118 -
Sebastian Vettel
Nico Rosberg
2015
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel
1:36.145 -
Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
2014
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel
1:51.600 -
Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
2013
#1 Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Romain Grosjean
1:34.587 -
Mark Webber
Mark Webber
2012
#1 Sebastian Vettel
Felipe Massa
Kamui Kobayashi
1:35.774 -
Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel
2011
#4 Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Sebastian Vettel
1:36.568 -
Jenson Button
Sebastian Vettel
2010
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Fernando Alonso
1:33.474 -
Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel
2009
#15 Sebastian Vettel
Jarno Trulli
Lewis Hamilton
1:32.569 -
Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel
2008
#5 Fernando Alonso
Robert Kubica
Kimi Räikkönen
1:18.426 -
Felipe Massa
Lewis Hamilton
2007
#2 Lewis Hamilton
Heikki Kovalainen
Kimi Räikkönen
1:28.193 -
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
2006
#1 Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Giancarlo Fisichella
1:32.676 -
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
2005
#9 Kimi Räikkönen
Giancarlo Fisichella
Fernando Alonso
1:31.540 -
Kimi Räikkönen
Ralf Schumacher
2004
#1 Michael Schumacher
Ralf Schumacher
Jenson Button
1:32.730 -
Rubens Barrichello
Michael Schumacher
2003
#2 Rubens Barrichello
Kimi Räikkönen
David Coulthard
Rubens Barrichello
2002
#1 Michael Schumacher
Rubens Barrichello
Kimi Räikkönen
Michael Schumacher
2001
#1 Michael Schumacher
Juan Pablo Montoya
David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher
2000
#3 Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher
1999
#1 Mika Häkkinen
Michael Schumacher
Eddie Irvine
Michael Schumacher
1998
#8 Mika Häkkinen
Eddie Irvine
David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher
1997
#5 Michael Schumacher
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Eddie Irvine
Jacques Villeneuve
1996
#5 Damon Hill
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
Jacques Villeneuve
1995
#1 Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
Johnny Herbert
Michael Schumacher
1994
#0 Damon Hill
Michael Schumacher
Jean Alesi
Michael Schumacher
1993
#8 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Mika Häkkinen
Alain Prost
1992
#6 Riccardo Patrese
Gerhard Berger
Martin Brundle
Nigel Mansell
1991
#2 Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna
Riccardo Patrese
Gerhard Berger
1990
#20 Nelson Piquet
Roberto Moreno
Aguri Suzuki
Ayrton Senna
1989
#19 Alessandro Nannini
Riccardo Patrese
Thierry Boutsen
Ayrton Senna
1988
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Thierry Boutsen
Ayrton Senna
1987
#28 Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna
Stefan Johansson
Gerhard Berger
1977
#1 James Hunt
Carlos Reutemann
Patrick Depailler
Mario Andretti
1976
#5 Mario Andretti
Patrick Depailler
James Hunt
Mario Andretti