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Race results - Japanese Grand Prix 2015 - Hamilton wins after fighting off Rosberg on lap one

Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead after winning the Japanese Grand Prix, battling teammate and polesitter Nico Rosberg at the first corner. They were side by side but Hamilton had the corner advantage, pushing his teammate off track to gain the advantage. Sebastian Vettel joined the pair on the podium, whilst Kimi Räikkönen just missed out to finish fourth.

A big talking point came from Fernando Alonso, however, who was incredibly vocal about his continuing disappointment with the performance of the McLaren. He finished 11th in the end, with Jenson Button also out of the points.

BestLewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.145Lap 33
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:28:06.5082
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team+18.9642
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari+20.8502
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari+33.7682
5Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing+36.7462
6Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team+55.5592
7Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team+72.2982
8Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team+73.5752
9Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso+95.3152
10Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso+1 lap2
11Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda+1 lap2
12Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team+1 lap3
13Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing+1 lap3
14Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team+1 lap2
15Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing+1 lap2
16Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda+1 lap2
17Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing+2 laps3
18Alexander RossiManor Marussia F1 Team+2 laps2
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team+3 laps3
20Felipe NasrSauber F1 TeamLap 492