Here’s the Japanese Grand Prix progress chart showing how far apart each of the drivers were on each lap. It shows how Renault strategically out-manoeuvred BMW to get Fernando Alonso ahead of Robert Kubica, and how Kubica fought a rearguard action to keep Raikkonen behind.
Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win the Japanese Grand Prix at two different venues. Sebastien Bourdais led a race for the first time, and his penalty allowed Mark Webber to reach his points century. Here’s the statistics round-up from the Japanese Grand Prix.
Re-live the Japanese Grand Prix with this selection of 30 high-resolution photographs from the race covering all of the teams.
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Lewis Hamilton made a rash mistake at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix – but did it deserve the drive-through penalty he received? Or to put it another way, has a driver ever got a penalty for forcing another driver off the track before?