Lewis Hamilton talking to the media at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has paid respect to the man he’s set to vanquish at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix.

Has Honda really turned a corner in its fight for F1 credibility?

Lewis Hamilton celebrates victory at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

There was no stopping Lewis Hamilton in Japan as he mounted a compelling case for an early fifth world championship.

The Mercedes team celebrates victory at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

Mercedes is excelling under the same pressure shattering Ferrari.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton is just one race away from claiming his fifth title after a dominant win in Japan.

Lewis Hamilton claimed an easy 71st career win and fourth in the last five years at the Japanese Grand Prix to put himself one race away from claiming his fifth world championship after Sebastian Vettel was involved in another early-race collision.

Daniel RIcciardo in his garage at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo will start from 15th thanks to another Renault engine failure.

Sebastian Vettel in his garage at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

Sebastian Vettel has refused to blame anyone for the tyre bungle that put him out of pole contention in Japan.

Lewis Hamilton in his car at the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were untouchable; Ferrari was at its shambolic best.

Sebastian Vettel in the Japanese Grand Prix paddock.

Sebastian Vettel’s Japanese Grand Prix might rely on aggressive strategy after a demoralising Friday in Suzuka.