Rosberg beaten by the 2008 Hamilton

Rosberg beaten by the 2008 Hamilton

In a Japanese Grand Prix overshadowed by the accident involving Jules Bianchi, Lewis Hamilton proved to be in a class apart, as EDD STRAW explains

When terrible events strike, such as the accident that left Jules Bianchi with a severe head injury, it is customary to say they put trifles such as 'who won and how' into their true perspective.

This is true to an extent, and nothing now is more important that his treatment. But Bianchi's dedication to his very promising Formula 1 career proves that grand prix racing mattered hugely to him, enough to put his life on the line. So he would undoubtedly have appreciated the race-winning pass by Lewis Hamilton on Nico Rosberg had he been able to jump out of the car in parc ferme after the race and watch the replay.

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