Japanese GP: Lewis Hamilton matches Ayrton Senna with dominant win

    Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

    Story highlights

    • Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix
    • Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in second
    • Hamilton 48 points clear in title race
    • Sebastian Vettel finishes third at Suzuka

    (CNN)Lewis Hamilton took another giant step towards his third world title as Mercedes restored its dominance with a one-two in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

    Hamilton took the lead early from teammate and pole sitter Nico Rosberg and cruised to his eighth win of the 2015 Formula One season.
      Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, so dominant in Singapore last weekend where Hamilton failed to finish, took the final podium position.
      The result leaves Hamilton 48 points clear of Rosberg in the title race, with Vettel a further 11 points adrift with five rounds rema