Mercedes team’s Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix with team-mate Lewis Hamilton third behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, securing a Formula 1 record sixth straight World Championship double for Mercedes.
Bottas finished first the 52-lap race in Suzuka International Racing Course. He completed the race in one hour, 21 minutes and 46 seconds.
It breaks the record set by Michael Schumacher and Ferrari from 2000 to 2004, and confirms this Mercedes team as the greatest in F1 history.
Briton Hamilton leads Bottas by 64 points and needs to be 78 clear of the Finn to win his sixth drivers’ title at the next race in Mexico.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said: “It has never been done before and that’s why it feels great.
Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel came in second, finishing the Japanese Grand Prix 13.3 seconds behind Bottas. They had 433 points in this year’s Constructor Standings.
Another Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton from the U.K. claimed the third place in Suzuka International Racing Course.
So both Mercedes drivers Bottas and Hamilton made it to winner’s podium .