FOUR races left and SIX seats to be confirmed

Mclaren x1, Sauber x2, Toro Rosso x2, Williams x1 4 Races left, who is inline to the throne?

Lady luck tips her glass once again at Mercedes as Lewis lead grows in Japan

The Briton, who started from pole position, crossed the line 1.2 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo to move 59 points clear at the top of the overall standings. Max made his mark on the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix with this incredible opening lap:

Looking forward, Hamilton needs to look behind him

OK, so let's take stock with whats left.  What might be in store for the world championship? RAI Average points haul over the last 15 races is 9.2 points. If he was to step up to VET's average of 16.4 FER (a big ask) it would still be almost mathematically impossible to fight for the lead or hope to secure a constructors championship.  BOT has just been too strong.  We, therefore, assume team orders will be implemented and RAI will become little more than a wingman for Ferrari and Vettel.

Is Vandoorne showing Alonso up?

Many say Alonso is the best driver in the world.  This may be so, or it might be more evident if he could finish a race, but if it is, and we take a look at the current driver standing we might also make a couple of assumptions that: