With so many great pictures appearing on Crash.net
over an F1 weekend it can be hard to keep track.
So, here we bring you ten pictures that we think sum up the happier side of the 2014 F1 Japanese Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton
again emerged victorious to extend his championship lead.
|Nico Rosberg would start from pole position after posting the fastest time in dry qualifying on Saturday afternoon… |
|….but Typhoon Phanfone ensured conditions would be very different by the time the race began...|
|The safety car led for two laps before the race was temporarily red-flagged...|
|Even before racing had begun in earnest, Fernando Alonso was a mechanical casualty at the second safety car start...|
|Rosberg held sway early on...|
|…but Hamilton was not to be denied, and would eventually sweep around the outside of turn one to take the lead! |
|In the Mercedes' wake, Red Bull made the most of its wet set-up to dispense with the Williams pair....|
|…and were left to battle over the final podium place when a steering wheel issue dropped Jenson Button out of an early – and surprising – third place|
|Sadly the race ended with the return of the red flag….|
|…leading to a sombre podium where Hamilton was joined by Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel before F1 packed up and headed for Sochi and the first ever world championship Russian Grand Prix...|
You can look at all the images from the weekend, covering every single session and lots, lots more - including some of the hottest grid girls around - HERE