F1: Hamilton wins at rain-soaked Suzuka

F1: Hamilton wins at rain-soaked Suzuka

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
06 Oct 2014

Wheel to wheel action was rife amongst the pack; Rosberg and Hamilton had a titanic battle, a battle with the Briton won, diving on the outside of T1 and staying ahead and retaking the racing line into T2. Rosberg, whose tyres had completely gone, had no grip and had to settle for 2nd. Button, Ricciardo and Vettel were squabbling for the last podium position, and right at the back, Ericcison, Kobayashi, Grosjean and Magnussen were battling just as hard as the front runners for a lowly P15.

Electronic issues plagued both McLarens, and the extra time spent in the pits changing a steering wheel meant that the gap Button pulled out was wiped out by the Red Bull duo. At this point, the rain intensified, prompting many to stop for Wets. It was at this time that the Sauber of Sutil aquaplaned and veered off the circuit. The safety car was eventually deployed and the DRS was disabled as the weather worsened. Unfortunately, it was deployed too late, for at the same corner a lap later, the Marussia piloted by Bianchi hit the same puddle, and slammed into the recovery tractor that was removing the strickened Sauber. The race was red-flagged following the severe crash, and Bianchi, who was unconscious, was rushed to the circuit’s medical centre for treatment, before being forwarded to Mie General Hospital for emergency surgery.

As of the 6th of October, the FIA have confirmed that Bianchi’s brain surgery has been successfully completed and he is breathing on his own. He has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit where he will be monitored.

Hamilton wins again, but no one in the paddock was celebrating after yesterday’s horror crash. We at Oneshift wish Jules Bianchi a speedy recovery!

Pictures used for illustration purposes only.


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