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Formula 1 Vettel: Nothing explains qualifying turnaround Sebastian Vettel says there are no changes to explain his "step in performance" at the Japanese Grand Prix, where he ended Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc's qualifying superiority

Autosport Plus How Ferrari threw away another golden victory chance Ferrari turned around Mercedes' early advantage at Suzuka and should have been able to use its front row sweep to control the Japanese Grand Prix even with a race pace disadvantage - but it let things slip away, again

Formula 1 Why FIA changed tack over Leclerc/Verstappen clash Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc accepted complete blame for his Japanese Grand Prix clash with Max Verstappen, while the FIA has explained changing tack over investigating the incident

MotoGP Bad form may make Crutchlow extend MotoGP career LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow says his slump in MotoGP form means he is unlikely to retire at the end of 2020 as he is keen to prove himself

Formula 1 'Forced off' Norris pleased Albon wasn't penalised Lando Norris was pleased Formula 1 rival Alex Albon was not penalised in the Japanese Grand Prix for the lunge that caused contact and "kind of forced me off"

Formula 1 Hamilton feels he'd have won with "better guidance" Lewis Hamilton believes he could have won the Japanese Grand Prix with "better guidance", but Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff said the strategy always leaned towards Valtteri Bottas triumphing

Gary Anderson on the Suzuka flashpoints Technical expert joins The Autosport Podcast to give his verdict on the Japanese Grand Prix

Video: Eight drivers who started just one F1 race We narrow down 164 drivers to pick out eight one-hit wonders with a story to tell

ASI announces RetroFuture campaign ASI20 anounces its RetroFuture campaign to decide the most influential technologies in motorsport

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  • Race: 71 laps / 305.354 km
Japan / 13 Oct
Pos Driver Team
1 Bottas Mercedes
2 Vettel Ferrari
3 Hamilton Mercedes
4 Albon Red Bull/Honda
5 Sainz Jr. McLaren/Renault
6 Ricciardo Renault
7 Leclerc Ferrari
8 Gasly Toro Rosso/Honda
9 Perez Racing Point/Mercedes
10 Hulkenberg Renault
Standings / After 17 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 338
2 Valtteri Bottas 274
3 Charles Leclerc 221
4 Max Verstappen 212
5 Sebastian Vettel 212
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. 76
7 Pierre Gasly 73
8 Alexander Albon 64
9 Daniel Ricciardo 42
10 Nico Hulkenberg 35
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Have your sayAutosport Driver Ratings: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix The absolute stars of Suzuka were two regular underdog heroes, but a recent winner had his poorest weekend of the year and a tailender earns one of the worst ratings scores of 2019 so far for both on and off-track reasons 1571029941 F1

GP analysisHow Ferrari threw away another golden victory chance Ferrari turned around Mercedes' early advantage at Suzuka and should have been able to use its front row sweep to control the Japanese Grand Prix even with a race pace disadvantage - but it let things slip away, again 1571011200 F1

Edd StrawFerrari's progress from disaster to 2020 contender Even though Mercedes looks poised to interrupt Ferrari's run of pacesetting form in Japan, the changes made at Maranello appear to have tackled this year's key weaknesses and set up a proper 2020 title fight 1570838400 F1

Autosport PerformanceWhy Supercars aces are as good as F1 juniors A bold pair of IndyCar stars are taking on the Supercars field at this weekend's Bathurst 1000. Autosport Performance's legendary driver coach Rob Wilson says his experience with Supercars drivers is they can match the best in the world 1570838400 Performance

Lewis DuncanZarco's MotoGP second chance can prove KTM wrong Johann Zarco is set to make a MotoGP comeback just a month after being dropped by KTM. He has plenty to prove at LCR Honda, but there's the potential he could show that KTM was the problem in their ill-fated pairing 1570838400 MotoGP

F1 RacingWhy F1 junior schemes' strike rate is so poor Many Formula 1 teams throw resources at young talent in the hope of discovering the next superstar. But their strike rate is poor for a reason, says EDD STRAW 1570838400 F1

F1 RacingF1 can't afford new teams to be terrible Several new teams have shown an interest in joining the Formula 1 circus, but the response from the people in charge has been lukewarm at best. STUART CODLING argues that new entrants are wasting their time until F1 gets its house in order 1570838400 F1

Matt JamesBTCC finale: Concussion, intra-team rivalry and feisty outsiders The British Touring Car Championship's close battles mean it never fails to deliver an exciting title finale. With two team-mates fighting against each other and title-fight rookies and outsiders in the mix, this year is set to bring drama aplenty 1570752000 BTCC

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