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Japan   13 Oct
Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka City, Mie, Japan
Race Distance: 53 laps, 307.471 km

The famous Suzuka figure-8 started life in 1962 as a test track for the Honda company. Today, it's one of the world's most famous tracks, and a driver favorite. A combination of fast straights, tight hairpins and chicanes, long dynamic sweepers, and elevations changes leads to many overtaking opportunities. In addition to the cross-over bridge/tunnel that allows the figure-8 layout, Suzuka's other famous element is 130R, a 130 meter radius curve taken flat-out in an F1 car.
On an eventful day at Suzuka, following morning qualifying due to a typhoon cancelling all Saturday sessions, Valtteri Bottas jumped Sebastian Vettel at the start on his way to the win in Japan. Vettel fought off Lewis Hamilton at the end to keep second with Hamilton third. The race results further down the points were affected by an early end of the race being declared, and the disqualification of both Renault cars for using an illegal driver aid, which gave Sergio Perez an eighth place finish despite him being nudged off by Pierre Gasly on the penultimate lap, and moved various other drivers up the classification.

As a result Mercedes clinches the constructor's championship for a sixth consecutive time!

Round 17 goes to Reno Stack, which jumps him back to third overall, Chris S continues his good run of form with second, and Georgethefierce takes third. Overall curley continues to edge out DP#1 at the top.

We're in Mexico next in two weeks and the available picks for everyone are getting scarcer!
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
BOT
(+25)
VET
(+18)
HAM
(+16)
ALB
(+12)
SAI
(+10)
LEC
(+8)
GAS
(+6)
PER
(+4)
STR
(+2)
KVY
(+1)
NOR
 
RAI
 
GRO
 
GIO
 
MAG
 
RUS
 
KUB
 
RIC
 
HUL
 
VER
 
Pos Participant Driver Picks Round
Points
Season
Points
Champ.
Standings
1 Reno Stack ALB BOT HAM LEC VET 79 723 3rd ↑ 3
2 Chris S ALB BOT HAM VER VET 71 596 17th ↑ 3
3 Georgethefierce BOT HAM LEC VER VET 67 668 10th ↑ 1
4 afsaenz9 ALB GAS HAM SAI VET 62 627 11th ↑ 3
5 curley BOT GAS HAM PER SAI 61 749 1st  
6 DP#1 ALB HAM SAI VER VET 56 739 2nd  
7 Doug Santo ALB BOT NOR RIC VET 55 699 6th ↓ 1
8 vwown3d (OG dp) ALB BOT HAM RAI RIC 53 614 13th ↑ 2
9 Arun ALB BOT NOR PER SAI 51 694 7th  
= EL SLATSO!!! ALB BOT PER SAI VER 51 710 4th  
= indocti discant ALB BOT PER SAI VER 51 672 9th  
= Jody Scheckter ALB BOT PER SAI VER 51 681 8th  
13 Jodicious ALB BOT KVY PER VER 42 620 12th ↑ 1
14 Sophia Floersch ALB NOR RIC SAI VET 40 592 18th  
15 sperry BOT HUL LEC NOR PER 37 518 21st ↑ 1
16 BrawnGP GIO HUL LEC SAI VET 36 596 16th  
17 bahgoblin BOT HUL LEC RIC VER 33 612 14th ↓ 2
18 lightsOUT ALB NOR RIC SAI VER 22 700 5th ↓ 2
19 David D -- -- -- -- -- 0 539 20th ↓ 1
= Lehman -- -- -- -- -- 0 164 23rd  
= mphwang -- -- -- -- -- 0 555 19th ↓ 2
= paramoric -- -- -- -- -- 0 510 22nd ↓ 1
= subasurf -- -- -- -- -- 0 602 15th ↓ 5
Japanese Grand Prix
Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka City, Mie, Japan