Lewis Hamilton moved to the brink of a fifth world championship with a lights-to-flag Japanese Grand Prix victory.
Mercedes’ Hamilton was dominant as title rival Sebastian Vettel ran into trouble attempting to gain ground from eighth place on the grid.
Vettel span to the back after colliding with Max Verstappen when trying a move for third place at the difficult Spoon Curve – but recovered to finish sixth.
The result means Ferrari’s Vettel is 67 points behind Hamilton.
The Briton will win the title at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, in two weeks’ time if Mercedes finish one-two for the third successive race.
And then the lead was 67 points… #JapaneseGP