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Summary

  1. Bianchi has surgery after suffering "severe" head injury
  2. Unconscious Bianchi taken to hospital
  3. Hamilton wins after race stopped from Bianchi crash
  4. Rosberg 2nd, Vettel 3rd, Ricciardo 4th, Button 5th
  5. Hamilton overtakes Rosberg around outside of Turn One
  6. Button loses 3rd after botched pit stop
  7. Alonso out with electrical failure, Sutil, Bianchi out
  8. Race had been suspended at start after heavy rain
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By Lawrence Barretto

All times stated are UK

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Our thoughts are with Jules Bianchi and the whole Marussia team as we conclude our coverage. We will update you when we have more news on Bianchi's condition.

Williams' Felipe Massa says: "We need to understand what has happened with Jules. I'm very worried. I heard that he hit the truck at the end of the race.

"I was already screaming on the radio five laps before the safety car that there was too much water on the track, but they took a bit too long and it was dangerous. So we saw that there were some crashes at the end."

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo add: "Right now we're all thinking about Bianchi and that's the biggest concern for us.

"We heard he had a pretty big crash and it's not nice when we don't know if the driver is OK."

"Jules had a bad accident and we hope to have some good news soon," says Sebastian Vettel. "Not knowing what is going on feels terrible.

"All the drivers feel with him because we know how difficult and how slippery it was today. It was a very unlucky place and unlucky timing to lose the car there."

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean: All my thoughts are with Jules and his family. Keep fighting my friend.

Mercedes co-team boss Toto Wolff added: "The only important thing is that Jules Bianchi is OK and recovers; the sport is not as important as that now."

"More important than anything else, on behalf of everyone at McLaren I want to say how shocked and sorry we were to hear the news of Jules' accident," says McLaren racing director Eric Boullier. "Our hearts go out to him, of course, to his family, and to all at Marussia."

Jules Bianchi
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The FIA said Jules Bianchi was unconscious as he was taken from the Suzuka track. The incident, which led to the race being called off, happened shortly after the rain intensified.

If you're just joining us, Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, 25, has been taken to hospital following a

crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Frenchman lost control at the same spot as the Sauber of Adrian Sutil had a lap earlier, but hit the recovery vehicle attending Sutil's stricken car.

Lewis Hamilton, who won the race, said he had heard Bianchi was "seriously injured".

You can watch interviews with race winner Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil, who crashed at the same corner as Jules Bianchi the lap before, in the video console at the top of this page.

Three-time world champion Sir Jackie Stewart was also on BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek just before 10:00 BST.

"I missed the beginning of the race but it did look as though race conditions were pretty appalling," said Stewart. "The biggest challenge of course is the track, that holds water. Suzuka seems to be quite good from the point of view of the cambers, allowing most of the water to be shed, either to the outside or the inside.

"Nevertheless it was torrential rain, so a decision can only be made by the people that are there and it will certainly be wrong for me to make a speculation on that one as I wasn't simply wasn't there.

"Charlie Whiting (race director) is very reliable in cases like that. He's been there and done that many times. I haven't heard the reaction of many drivers yet on what they felt about that but the conditions were more than difficult, that's for sure."

Three-time F1 world champion and Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda was on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek at around 10:00 BST.

"The rain was not the real issue," said Lauda. "There were safety cars put in and the race was run safe more or less to the end, so it could have been run to the end without the accident.

"The darkness I don't think was an issue here. Motor racing is dangerous. We get used to it if nothing happens and then suddenly we are all surprised.

"We always have to be aware that motor racing is very dangerous and this accident is a coming together of various difficult things.

"One car goes off, the truck comes out and the next car goes off. This was very unfortunate."

Austrian-born Lauda was seriously injured in a crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976.

"The most important thing is our thoughts are with Jules," says McLaren's Jenson Button. "You hope it is an incident that never happens in Formula 1, let's just leave it at that."

Jules Bianchi
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Jules Bianchi is a member of Ferrari's young driver programme and in his second season in Formula 1.

The Frenchman, 25, scored a memorable ninth place in Monaco this year, giving the back-of-the grid Marussia team their first points since their debut in 2010.

We've not had

any more news on Jules Bianchi 's condition but will bring you the latest when we have it.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso: #ForzaJules. Vamos amigo.

Adrian Sutil, who crashed his car and was by the side of the track when Jules Bianchi's incident happened at the same corner, says: "It was the same thing that happened to me.

"The rain was increasing and daylight was going down. I was following Jules. I had a spin and ended up in the wall. I stood up and they tried to rescue the car.

"He was in the same area and lost the car. I have no more information. We are all aware of the situation. Hopefully he is in good hands."

"We hope for the very best because we all know what the conditions were like," says Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who finished third.

"Knowing what we know at this stage is very unlucky circumstances. We wish him all the best and hope we get some good news soon.

"Every thing that happened on track in terms of racing comes after one of us not being in good shape. We hope to have some good news."

"I'm not thinking about the race, I'm thinking about my colleague," says Nico Rosberg, who finished second. "I've been given some information and it seems very, very serious. I'm hoping for the best.

"I was disappointed to finish second but I'm not really thinking about that. I was not comfortable with the car today, I was not able to attack and did not find a solution to find the balance."

"It's not nice to hear one of our colleagues is seriously injured so that's the main worry," says a subdued Lewis Hamilton. "Before that it was so enjoyable. You could see some commotion and the car was really badly damaged on the right. So we just hope he's OK.

"In the wet it is always tough. It's very twitchy and it was hard to catch Nico. It was not as hardcore as in the past. Silverstone 2008 had more water."

Lewis Hamilton with trophy
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BBC F1 chief analyst Eddie Jordan: "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this championship will come down to a shoot-out in Abu Dhabi."

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Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers' championship by 10 points from Nico Rosberg with Daniel Ricciardo 63 further back in third. Sebastian Vettel is up to fourth.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who retired early in the race: "It was a shame. I had an electricity problem, may be some connection problem. We lost an opportunity today."

Valtteri Bottas, who finished sixth as his Williams team struggled in the wet conditions because of a lack of downforce: "There was not much we could do, it was not easy. We maximised the result. As a team we did a good job."

Felipe Massa, who finished seventh: "I could not see very well in the whole race. I was screaming on the radio five laps before the end, there was too much water."

Daniel Ricciardo, who finished fourth: "The race was OK, it was quite fun. Once we got going we had good pace after some poor visibility. The end was set up to be pretty quick but the red flag came out. Jules is my main concern right now."

The Australian pulled of some stunning moves, including passes on Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas. "I did a little bit of studying," says the Red Bull driver. "The wets are always strange, you have to attack and try something, there was some good go-kart lines."

BBC Sport editor Dan Roan: FIA confirms French F1 Marussia driver Jules Bianchi was unconscious when taken to hospital via ambulance.

Sebastian Vettel, who finished third: "It was very tricky. It took a while to get the race started but it was good fun. We pitted and i got lucky but overall it was a great race."

Nico Rosberg, who finished second: "Congratulations to Lewis and my thoughts are with my colleague Jules.

"It's been a good weekend for us as a team, it's great to get a one-two. It's very special to drive here."

Nigel Mansell & Lewis Hamilton
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Race winner Lewis Hamilton: "It was great. What a day. It's been very difficult conditions and we hope Bianchi is OK. We've had a great crowd here this weekend."

Nigel Mansell is in charge of the podium interviews. Let's hear from them.

Ferrari: Jules Bianchi has been taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Sauber: Adrian is OK. More details to follow.

The drivers chink champagne bottles but do not spray the bubbly stuff. We'll bring you latest on Jules Bianchi when we have it.

Lewis Hamilton
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The British national anthem rings out as Lewis Hamilton stands on the top step of the podium with Nico Rosberg to his right and Sebastian Vettel to his left.

It's a muted pre-podium room as we wait news of Jules Bianchi's condition. The Frenchman is currently in the medical centre after going off track at the site where Adrian Sutil crashed.

As the race was completed early, the result has been given based on the positions at the end of the 44th lap. That means Sebastian Vettel is given third.

Japanese GP result

1) Lewis Hamilton 2) Nico Rosberg 3) Sebastian Vettel 4) Daniel Ricciardo 5) Jenson Button 6) Valtteri Bottas 7) Felipe Massa 8) Nico Hulkenberg 9) Jean-Eric Vergne 10) Sergio Perez

11) Daniil Kvyat 12) Kimi Raikkonen 13) Esteban Gutierrez 14) Kevin Magnussen 15) Romain Grosjean 16) Pastor Maldonado 17) Marcus Ericsson 18) Max Chilton 19) Kamui Kobayashi 20) Jules Bianchi 21) Adrian Sutil.

Not classified: Fernando Alonso

Lewis Hamilton becomes Mercedes' most successful F1 driver ever after taking his ninth victory for the team, and his first at Suzuka. It is his 30th career victory, moving him one behind Nigel Mansell's British record.

Sauber say when Adrian Sutil crashed they asked him if he was OK and he said "yes", according to BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Tom Clarkson.