Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Drivers' Championship over teammate Nico Rosberg to 10 points by winning a rather wet Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. The race was called off early after a second red flag, and ended under a sombre cloud after an accident which saw Jules Bianchi car hit an already stationary Adrian Sutil's car, leaving the Marussia driver in need of urgent medical attention.
The race began behind the Safety Car in wet conditions, then was suspended at the end of lap two. The race resumed at 15:25, once again behind the Safety Car, which then pitted at the end of lap 9. From this point, the race ran uninterrupted on a wet track in mixed weather conditions. The race was brought to a premature end by a red flag on lap 44 after an accident for Jules Bianchi at Turn 7.