Pressure on Hamilton at Japanese GP

BY foxsports • October 6, 2016

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) Lewis Hamilton will have to quickly put the disappointment of Malaysia behind him and reboot his diminishing Formula One title hopes at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

Hamilton suffered an engine failure while leading last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, handing the victory to Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and seeing his title rival and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg finish third and stretch his lead to 23 points with five races remaining.

Hamilton has won the past two races at Suzuka, and will likely need to do again if he is to erode Rosberg's lead.

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