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Driver standings - Japanese Grand Prix 2017 - Hamilton takes commanding lead in title fight

Hamilton takes commanding lead in title fight
Credit: Daimler AG

The main story coming out of the Japanese weekend was another swing in Hamilton's favour for the 2017 title, as Vettel's retirement put him 59 points behind the Mercedes driver. With several disappointing races behind him, Vettel is now coming under pressure from Valtteri Bottas, who is just 13 points distant in third.

Meanwhile, Ricciardo has made some real strides over the past few weeks and pulled an impressive gap over Kimi Räikkönen, and Max Verstappen has also pulled away from the pack behind him.

10Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport306
20Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari247
30Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport234
40Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing192
50Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari148
60Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing111
70Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team82
80Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team65
90Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso48
100Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team34
110Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing34
120Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing32
130Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team28
141Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team15
15-1Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda13
160Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda10
170Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team8
180Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team5
190Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso4
200Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team0
210Antonio GiovinazziHaas F1 Team0
220Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso0
230Paul di RestaWilliams Martini Racing0
240Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda0
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