Formula 1
Japan 2019
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2019 Japanese Grand Prix

From grid position three Valtteri Bottas made a blistering start in his Mercedes machine immediately passing grid two placed teammate Lewis Hamilton and the slow starting Ferrari of pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel to take the lead well before Suzuka's flat-out Turn One.

Controlling the race from then on the Finn took a comfortable third grand prix victory of the year so far with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton bringing their cars past the checkered flag in second and third positions respectively. 

With a one-three finish the Mercedes team scored the points necessary to take their record breaking sixth consecutive constructors' world title.