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Bianchi accident overshadows Hamilton win at Suzuka

Snapshot: Bianchi had a major accident after he collided with the recovery vehicle, which was on the track removing the debris of the Sauber car of the Adrian Sutil.

The race weekend at the Suzuka, Japan, ended with some of the worse incidents, including Sebastian Vettel leaving the Red Bull after 6 years of collaboration and Jules Bianchi of Marrusia, suffering a major accident. Although many were concerned about the accident, the race had to go on and so did the 44 lap race was won by Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver, won consecutive races to increase his margin in the points table ahead of his team mate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton is now standing 10 points ahead of Rosberg, leading the drivers tally.

Bianchi had a major accident after he collided with the recovery vehicle, which was on the track removing the debris of the Sauber car of the Adrian Sutil. The race was immediately shown a red flag and not re-started for some time as the Frenchman was quickly taken to the hospital. Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has confirmed that Jules Bianchi has suffered a severe injury to the head head is undergoing a surgery. A statement released confirms that "The CT scan shows that he has suffered a severe head injury and is currently undergoing surgery. Following this he will be moved to intensive care where he will be monitored."

After the race, Lewis Hamilton said "Our first thoughts go to Jules - it overshadows everything else when one of our colleagues is injured and we are praying for him. Next to this, the race result doesn't seem significant at all. Nico and I had a tough battle, we were pushing really hard. I had a big moment at Turn One when I was too late getting off the DRS as I was just pushing so hard, but fortunately I was able to get back on track. "

He also added, "The conditions were difficult throughout, but I had more pace than Nico today and could follow him quite comfortably in the early stages. This is not an easy circuit for following another car or for overtaking, but he made a mistake out of the last corner and I was able to pass. The whole approach, then needed to change to look after the tyres and make sure I stayed in the lead until the end of the race. But like I said, that's not what matters today; our thoughts are with Jules."

Hamilton now at 266 points, leads the drivers' table by 10 points ahead of Rosberg who is at 256. Daniel Ricciardo of the Red Bull is now in third place with 193 points ahead of his teammate Vettel on 139 points, followed by the Alonso of the Ferrari, who is 133 points and Bottas on 130. 

Talking of the constructors table, Mercedes are surely about to win the championship with 522 points in total followed by Red Bull on the second with 332 points, a whole 190 points difference. The Williams are now in the third position with 201 points, followed by Ferrari in fourth at 178 points.

Read about Vettel leaving the Red Bull, here.

The race results of Suzuka are as follows :

Pos

 

Driver

Team

Laps

Time/Retired

 

Pts

1

 

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

44

1:51:43.021

 

25

2

 

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

44

+9.1 secs

 

18

3

 

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing-Renault

44

+29.1 secs

 

15

4

 

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing-Renault

44

+38.8 secs

 

12

5

 

Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

44

+67.5 secs

 

10

6

 

Valtteri Bottas

Williams-Mercedes

44

+113.7 secs

 

8

7

 

Felipe Massa

Williams-Mercedes

44

+115.1 secs

 

6

8

 

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

44

+115.9 secs

 

4

9

 

Jean-Eric Vergne

STR-Renault

44

+127.6 secs

 

2

10

 

Sergio Perez

Force India-Mercedes

43

+1 Lap

 

1

11

 

Daniil Kvyat

STR-Renault

43

+1 Lap

   

12

 

Kimi Räikkönen

Ferrari

43

+1 Lap

   

13

 

Esteban Gutierrez

Sauber-Ferrari

43

+1 Lap

   

14

 

Kevin Magnussen

McLaren-Mercedes

43

+1 Lap

   

15

 

Romain Grosjean

Lotus-Renault

43

+1 Lap

   

16

 

Pastor Maldonado

Lotus-Renault

43

+1 Lap

   

17

 

Marcus Ericsson

Caterham-Renault

43

+1 Lap

   

18

 

Max Chilton

Marussia-Ferrari

43

+1 Lap

   

19

 

Kamui Kobayashi

Caterham-Renault

43

+1 Lap

   

20

 

Jules Bianchi

Marussia-Ferrari

41

Accident

   

21

 

Adrian Sutil

Sauber-Ferrari

40

Accident

   

Ret

 

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

2

Electronics

   

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