The Japanese Grand Prix saw a Lewis Hamilton take victory and further extend his championship lead with Ferrari and Vettel’s woes continuing after the German retired with spark plug issues. Max Verstappen so very nearly made it 2 on the trot, but settled for P2. Find out how you did…

The Podium Prediction

We had a podium of Lewis Hamilton, Lewis Hamilton, and Daniel Ricciardo. If you predicted them in those positions, that would be 10 points for each and a bonus 20pts if you got all 3 correct. Well done. If you got one, two or all three, but in the wrong order you’ll get 5 points for each of them.

Qualifying Bonus and Pole Position

Qualifying, if any of the drivers in your team out qualified their team mate, they’ll get 5 points ‘qualy bonus’ – for Italy, these were: HAM, VET, RIC, OCO, MAS, ALO, HUL, MAG, SAI and ERI. And if you had Hamilton in your team then you’ll have got the 5 points and the additional 10 points bonus for having the Pole Position driver too.

First to Retire

Carlos Sainz was the first to retire after a spin on the first lap. Not a great way to end his time with the Toro Rosso team.

Safety Cars

We had a lot of Safety Car action today, 3 periods in total.

Fastest Lap

Valtteri Bottas bagged the Fastest Lap of the race when the Finn woke up towards the end.

Race Bonus Points

Bonus points can be VERY handy in Fantasy GP and this time around Fernando Alonso took a huge haul of points – here’s the full rundown: ALO +27, PAL +18, RAI +15, GRO and MAG +12, VER, BOT and WEH +6, GAS +3.

Who’s Good Value so far?

You can see the breakdown of points for drivers and cars for each race as well as the season as a whole, split down again by race, qualifying and bonus points via our Fantasy GP Stats page. (PRO Membership required, get one here.)

You can now also see what players across the game are predicting via our Teams and Predictions Stats – useful to get an idea of the what the masses and minority are predicting. ‘First to Retire’ is always and interesting one! (PRO Membership required).

Starting Grid

1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Sebastian Vettel
3 Daniel Ricciardo
4 Max Verstappen
5 Esteban Ocon
6 Valtteri Bottas
7 Sergio Pérez
8 Felipe Massa
9 S.Vandoorne
10 Kimi Räikkönen
11 Nico Hülkenberg
12 Kevin Magnussen
13 Romain Grosjean
14 Pierre Gasly
15 Lance Stroll
16 Marcus Ericsson
17 Pascal Wehrlein
18 Jolyon Palmer
19 Carlos Sainz
20 Fernando Alonso

Race Result

1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Max Verstappen
3 Daniel Ricciardo
4 Valtteri Bottas
5 Kimi Räikkönen
6 Esteban Ocon
7 Sergio Pérez
8 Kevin Magnussen
9 Romain Grosjean
10 Felipe Massa
11 Fernando Alonso
12 Jolyon Palmer
13 Pierre Gasly
14 S.Vandoorne
15 Pascal Wehrlein
16 Lance Stroll
17 Nico Hülkenberg
18 Marcus Ericsson
19 Sebastian Vettel
20 Carlos Sainz