Japanese Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel blames Max Verstappen for costly collision

Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese GP & closes on fifth world title

Vettel could only recover to sixth, leaving him 67 points behind race victor Lewis Hamilton - who can now clinch the title at the next race in the United States.

The Englishman also had Vettel to thank for running into Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and dropping to the back of the field at Suzuka in Sunday.

The Brit can win his fifth world title with a win at the United States Grand Prix next time out, if his Ferrari counterpart finishes third or lower.

Starting from pole, the Mercedes driver was never seriously challenged and crossed the finish line 12.919 seconds ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas.

But Wolff has warned against complacency after Vettel could only finish sixth following an early collision with Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Lewis Hamilton secured his fiftieth victory with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport team and the seventy-first of his Formula 1 career as he further consolidated his advantage at the top of the championship standings with a dominant display at the Suzuka International Racing Course on Sunday. The result opened up the gap between the pair to 67 points with four races left. "It's a great one-two for Mercedes and a true showing of the strength in depth we have", said the Briton after his fifth Japan victory and ninth of the season.

"We've gone from strength to strength as a team", Hamilton said.

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"Austin is usually a good track for us", he said, pointing to his Mercedes.

The Spaniard, who infamously embarrassed McLaren's former engine supplier Honda at their home circuit three years by yelling "GP2 engine, GP2 engine" over the team radio, called the penalty "random" and said it proved "how bad Formula One is".

Mexican Sergio Perez took best of the rest honours for Force India in seventh while Romain Grosjean was eighth for Haas.

Vettel started eighth after a failed tyre gamble in qualifying, dropped to 19th after the incident before fighting back to sixth and 67 points behind victor and rival Lewis Hamilton. Out came the safety auto after debris littered the track following a coming together between Kevin Magnussen and Charles Leclerc.

The Dutchman served a five-second time penalty for leaving the track and not returning safely, forcing Raikkonen onto the grass after overrunning a chicane.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner put it even more bluntly when asked to assess Vettel's rush of blood. "I made the corner and then he didn't give enough room and we touched".

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