Japanese GP

F1

ByTheMinF1

Morning all. Yes I have set my alarm for 6.45 and gotten up to bring you this coverage. Cue the music!

So Lewis on pole, Seb in 2nd and the 2 Red Bulls of Danny and Max right behind. It is really hot in Japan now, completely different to the training and qualifying

Off we go on the formation lap. Everyone gets away. TV reckons that the super soft starters will be two stopping and the soft starters only once

Mo Farah appears to be our starter today. All lined up....

Go go go!

Lewis is not messing around he slams the door shut on Web and is off into the distance already!

MAX dives up the inside of Seb at the hairpin!

VETTEL HAS NO POWER! Ocon, Ricciardo, Bottas all overtake him as well.

SAFETY CAR. Sainz has gone off and stopped. Kimi lost a lot of places somewhere in a duel with Hulkenberg

Running order then: Ham, Ver, Oco, Ric, Bot, Vet, Per, Mas, Hil, Mag