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Some of Formula 1 2019's biggest stars disappointed at Suzuka, but a reliably excellent midfield performer earned another perfect rating.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with the trophy

Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

Hamilton admits Suzuka is not one of his better circuits and he trailed Bottas through practice and qualifying. He was by far the quickest driver/car combo in the race, and insisted Mercedes' strategy cost him second to Vettel, but getting boxed in on lap one after a so-so qualifying did the damage.

Verdict: Drove well in the race, but gave himself too much work to do. (7/10)

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