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Fastest laps - Japanese Grand Prix 2017 // Bottas is fastest in Japan, despite finishing fourth

Bottas is fastest in Japan, despite finishing fourth
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Lewis Hamilton stood on the top step of the podium in Suzuka, but he was sixth on the fastest laps list. In fact, ahead of him were Bottas and Räikkönen and both the Red Bull drivers, as well as the surprisingly speedy Stoffel Vandoorne.

Jolyon Palmer finished within the top ten fastest drivers on race day, for his final race in F1 at the moment. He was just ahead of Pierre Gasly, continuing to impress with his solid start in the sport. Down on pace were both the Haas drivers, in 13th and 14th place on the table, but they both finished in the points which is what really counts.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLap
1Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:33.14450
2Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:33.17550
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:33.69452
4Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:33.72449
5Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:33.73051
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:33.78043
7Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:34.09550
8Pierre GaslyScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.53345
9Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:34.54837
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:34.74423
11Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:34.84350
12Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:35.11145
13Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:35.33850
14Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:35.34750
15Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:35.88328
16Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:35.94350
17Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:36.43027
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:38.5967
19Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari2:06.4572