Valtteri Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas swept to victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes clinched the Formula One constructors’ championship and guaranteed themselves an unprecedented sixth consecutive title double.
The Finn crossed the line 11.3 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel (Germany), who made a hesitant start from pole position and had to fend off a charging Lewis Hamilton (the UK) in the closing laps, Reuters reported.
With three races left this year, Hamilton leads the championship with 338 points while Bottas is behind him with 274 points with a gap of 64 points. The next round will be the Mexican Grand Prix which will be held from October 25-27.