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Japanese GP: Best images from Sunday’s race

Check out the best images as the Formula 1 circus descended on Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix, a race that will be remembered for a wild first lap.

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, in the drivers parade

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, in the drivers parade
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Honda Fans

Honda Fans
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Mechanics on the grid with the car of Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90

Mechanics on the grid with the car of Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90
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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, on the grid

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1, on the grid
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, on the grid

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, on the grid
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1
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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start
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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, leads the chase of Bottas

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, leads the chase of Bottas
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, leads at the start
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The midfield pack enters Turn 2

The midfield pack enters Turn 2
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Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB15 spins after making contact with Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB15 spins after making contact with Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, leads Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10, trailing sparks from his damaged front wing

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, leads Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10, trailing sparks from his damaged front wing
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, trails sparks from his damaged front wing after contact with Max Verstappen

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, trails sparks from his damaged front wing after contact with Max Verstappen
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90 with front wing damage

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90 with front wing damage
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10
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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10
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Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C38, battles with Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team VF-19

Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C38, battles with Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team VF-19
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Nico Hulkenberg, Renault F1 Team R.S. 19, leads Sergio Perez, Racing Point RP19, and Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso STR14

Nico Hulkenberg, Renault F1 Team R.S. 19, leads Sergio Perez, Racing Point RP19, and Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso STR14
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Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15

Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15
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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, passes Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP19

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90, passes Lance Stroll, Racing Point RP19
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Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL34

Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL34
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Nico Hulkenberg, Renault F1 Team R.S. 19, leads Sergio Perez, Racing Point RP19

Nico Hulkenberg, Renault F1 Team R.S. 19, leads Sergio Perez, Racing Point RP19
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Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team VF-19, leads a queue of cars

Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team VF-19, leads a queue of cars
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Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL34, leads Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15

Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL34, leads Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15
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Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15, passes Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34

Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15, passes Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34
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Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15, passes Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34

Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15, passes Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34
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Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL34, leads Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15, and Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34

Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL34, leads Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15, and Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34
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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34, runs wide

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34, runs wide
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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34, rejoins after collision with Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34, rejoins after collision with Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15
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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, leads Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C38

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, leads Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C38
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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, leads Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, leads Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10
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Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team VF-19, leads Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team VF-19

Kevin Magnussen, Haas F1 Team VF-19, leads Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team VF-19
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10
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Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15

Alex Albon, Red Bull RB15
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10 crosses the finish line

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10 crosses the finish line
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10 in Parc Ferme

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10 in Parc Ferme
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates in Parc Ferme

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates in Parc Ferme
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrate in Parc Ferme

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrate in Parc Ferme
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Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari and Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrate in Parc Ferme

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari and Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrate in Parc Ferme
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Cars of Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10 in Parc Ferme

Cars of Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10 and Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10 in Parc Ferme
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Podium: race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1, second place Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, third place Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1

Podium: race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1, second place Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, third place Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with the champagne

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with the champagne
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Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1, 1st position, drinks Champagne on the podium

Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1, 1st position, drinks Champagne on the podium
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with the trophy and the champagne

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with the trophy and the champagne
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 and Toto Wolff

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 and Toto Wolff
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Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 with the trophy

Race winner Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG F1 with the trophy
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