Meanwhile, Verstappen was able to maintain third ahead of Raikkonen but soon dropped to fourth behind Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who started 15th on the grid. Vettel knew he had to win here but after qualifying badly the odds were already against him.
The German led the championship by eight points back in July but Hamilton has won six of the seven races since and turned that deficit into a 67-point lead.
Sunday's race was a stroll for Hamilton, despite some early engine issues that proved to be nothing to worry about.
Some think Sebastian Vettel's struggle is because the FIA installed a second sensor in his car's controversial battery layout.
"I knew he had a penalty", insisted Vettel.
The 2018 Japanese Grand Prix might have been tiresome for world champion Lewis Hamilton, but behind his Mercedes there was wheel-to-wheel racing, crashes and lots of overtaking. He took the flag at Fuji for McLaren in 2007 and has now won for Mercedes at Suzuka in four of the five races since 2014.
Gareth Southgate happy to hand a chance to 'exciting' players
We think there are some exciting young players that we've been tracking, either through their clubs or our junior teams ... One of England's weak points in recent years, including at the World Cup, was a lack of creativity and vision in midfield.
"Up until the mid-part of the season they were very strong", the Briton told reporters after securing his sixth win in seven races.
The victory means Mercedes continue their run of being unbeaten at Suzuka since the turbo-hybrid era began in 2014. The US Grand Prix is one of the best races of the year - a great track just outside a wonderful city.
Vettel, who had started eighth after a failed tyre gamble in qualifying, made contact with Verstappen's Red Bull and spun while trying to pass the young Dutch driver for third on the eighth lap.
Suzuka was expected to provide a good measure of just how Ferrari and Mercedes now match up to one another and on this evidence Mercedes have clearly regained the advantage.
The Raikkonen clash had been triggered by Verstappen locking his right front approaching the final chicane and missing the corner, skipping across the grass to return to the track. "All the team is fired up and that certainly helps, as the last couple of weeks haven't been that easy", said Vettel.
It was a period where Lewis Hamilton's hold on the 2018 championship tightened and now it's.
That allowed Vettel to get between them, with the stewards penalising Verstappen for failing to rejoin safely. He resumed in 19th place with a damaged auto.
Stewards reviewed the incident and chose to take no further action but Vettel made clear where he felt the blame rested. "But the gap was there - I had more speed, I would have made the corner".
Riyadh says Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post , had left the consulate but Ankara says he is still inside. The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by reports Khashoggi may have been killed inside the consulate.
It will last for approximately 30 minutes during which compatible cell phones will receive a test message a single time. You can block the test message by putting your smart phone in Airplane Mode, or by turning your phone off.
One fan even received a personalised message from Schumer who was protesting alongside her mother when they were both arrested. The vote to confirm the controversial judge to the lifetime appointment will take place on Saturday.
The centre levies a total of Rs 19.48 per litre of excise duty on petrol and Rs 15.33 per litre on diesel. Petrol rates increased by Rs 0.15 per litre and diesel rates increased by Rs 0.20 per litre on Thursday.
Musk, 47, has rarely seemed hesitant to make provocative statements to his more than 22 million followers on Twitter. The court expects to receive the joint statement by 11 October, explaining why their settlement should be approved.
Only Sachin Tendulkar and Parthiv Patel were younger than Shaw when they got their maiden Test half-centuries, but not on debut. The youngster was aggressive right from the word go and made sure he latched on to the bad deliveries, which often came his way.
He added that Turkey and Germany "need to focus on joint interests, leaving aside some recent differences of opinion". The opening of the mosque in Cologne have completed a three-day official visit to Germany, President of Turkey.
United's fixtures after the worldwide break are Chelsea , Juventus (home and away), Everton, Bournemouth and Manchester City . According to 888Sport Mourinho remains the favourite to be the next Premier League boss to leave or be sacked.
HMD once again partnered with lens experts at German optics company Zeiss in order to design the cameras on the Nokia 7 .1. HMD says that the global average retail price will be €319 for the 3GB/32GB variant and €349 for the 4GB/64GB variant.
The renders also show the OnePlus 6T in two colours - Midnight Black and Mirror Black, similar to the OnePlus 6 . It will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB RAM and will run the latest Android 9.0 Pie.
Alleged operations by Russia's spy agency GRU in recent years
The indictments also include charges of money laundering, using virtual currencies like bitcoin , wire fraud and identify theft. Demers declined to comment on whether there are additional hacking concerns with the upcoming US mid-term elections.
United States unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 1969
Data for July was revised to show the trade deficit rising to US$50.0 billion, instead of the previously reported US$50.1 billion. Consumers and businesses were the most confident they have been in years with stock market indexes near record highs, it added.
U.S. says Chinese destroyer came too close
Navy ship as the American vessel sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea , stunning photos released Tuesday showed. But China said in a statement the country has irrefutable claims over the islands in the sea and the waters around them.
Windows 10 October 2018 Update Available Today
In years gone by, they'd have been known as Service Packs, but they tend to be slightly smaller in scope and more regular now. The tech giant, Microsoft is now rolling out the new app for all Windows 10 users with the new Windows 10 October update .
Messi scores twice as Barca hold off Spurs comeback
Yes, Kane is still only 25 years old and has time on his side, but he will have his work cut out to get on Messi's level. Had Spurs had a fully fit squad to choose from, they could have nicked a point against Barcelona, or maybe even more.