Hamilton pranced his way to his 50th GP win, seemingly learning from his past mistakes and holding his nerve better at the start. Important points, but still quite a long way to go to close the gap with Rosberg. Ferrari looked like they finally got their groove back after the race at Suzuka, but again, the former shot themselves in the foot, with the pit crews\u2019 hastiness and bad strategy costing Raikkonen a finish and Vettel a chance at the podium. It was a day to forget for Ferrari. Raikkonen was running in 4th place when he stopped by the pits at the end of lap 38. The idea was to switch to softs. But the pit crew were haste, due to which the rear tyre was left loose. Raikkonen felt that when he reached the ascent, and had to reverse all the way back into the pit lane, forcing him to retire. Timing was the word of the day for Fernando Alonso, as he scampered to a fifth place finish after a controversial late move on Felipe Massa during lap 53 and a subsequent move on Carlos Sainz in the last lap. A weird situation arose when Verstappen reached the pits, only to find that the crew were nowhere to be seen! Turns out a communication error led Verstappen to believe he had been called in. It all amounted to nothing as he retired soon after, following a transmission issue. Verstappen was on the up after bagging second-place finishes in the last two races, but had to retire following gearbox failure.