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Summary

  1. Hamilton wins, as Vettel retires with engine problem
  2. Sainz, Ericsson, Hulkenberg & Stroll retired
  3. Hamilton takes 59-point lead in title race
  4. Get involved #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Mark Gallagher

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    Lewis Hamilton responded over that last lap. It will be interesting to see what he has to say about it.

  2. Post update

    Tom Clarkson

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Wasn't that thrilling! The straight-line speed advantage of the Mercedes was always going to help Lewis Hamilton at the end.

  3. Post update

    Jack Nicholls

    Radio 5 live Formula 1 commentator

    That was a bizarre end to the grand prix.

  4. Japanese GP top 10

    1) Hamilton

    2) Verstappen

    3) Ricciardo

    4) Bottas

    5) Raikkonen

    6) Ocon

    7) Perez

    8) Magnussen

    9) Grosjean

    10) Massa

  5. Chequered flag

    LEWIS HAMILTON WINS THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX.

  6. Post update

    With leaders off into the distance, Fernando Alonso attacks Felipe Massa.

    This is for a points finish.

    Meanwhile, it looks like Lewis Hamilton has done enough...

  7. LAST LAP

    Lewis Hamilton approaches Fernando Alonso and the McLaren moves aside to let him through but Max Vestappen then gets momentarily caught behind the Spaniard.

    Gap back up to a second...

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    Shark: Ooohh... exciting!

  9. Post update

    Mark Gallagher

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    Lewis Hamilton's pace into the corners has dropped away.

  10. Post update

    Just THREE TENTHS between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen now.

    "Am I allowed to give it everything?" asks Verstappen.

    Here. We. Go.

  11. Post update

    Mark Gallagher

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    Lewis Hamitlon definitely has a problem.

  12. Post update

    We could be in for a grandstand finish here.

    Max Verstappen is within 1.5s of Lewis Hamilton, who reports vibrations...

  13. Post update

    A McLaren points finish is on!

    Fernando Alonso is 11th with just Felipe Massa's struggling Williams ahead of him.

  14. Post update

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    Video caption: Force India's Perez asks permission to overtake team-mate Ocon
  15. Post update

    Mark Gallagher

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    I am sure Lewis Hamilton will say he is not yet thinking of the championship but the pressure that has fallen away from him after the failure of Sebastian Vettel's car is amazing.

  16. Post update

    Lance Stroll's Williams is lifted off the track and the virtual safety car comes to an end with four laps to go.

  17. Post update

    Mark Gallagher

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

    There was a collapse of some kind on the front right for Lance Stroll. A worrying moment for him.

    It has been a disappointing race for the Williams team, even with Felipe Massa in 10th place and point scoring. Massa started eighth and looked set for a decent finish.

  18. Post update

    Looks like Lance Stroll picked up a puncture through the esses.

    He is out of the car and that's his race over.

  19. Yellow flag

    Lance Stroll slides off the track, cutting a corner and almost ends up in the path of Daniel Ricciardo. A slightly scary moment for Ricciardo then.

    "Something wrong with the car, " says Stroll.

    Virtual Safety Car is deployed.