Lewis Hamilton says he is 'buzzing' after cruising to victory in Japan, his second successive win at the figure-of-eight Suzuka circuit.
Hamilton started from second place but passed team-mate Nico Rosberg under braking for Turn 2 and was never headed thereafter, taking a win that draws him level with Ayrton Senna on 41 wins.
"I'm buzzing like you could not believe," he said. "As I arrived today, I knew Nico had done a great job in qualifying and I needed to get a good start.
"It was very tight through Turn 1 but from then on it was just the most beautiful day. I have struggled every year at this circuit, but I always loved it."
Hamilton now leads Rosberg by 48 points in the championship with five rounds of the season remaining.
"When you have the balance and the car is doing what you want it to do, and you're attacking through the corners, there's no better feeling," he explained.
"The engineers and everyone in the garage did a great job. We didn't have much data to go through after practice, but the car felt unbelievable.
"I am really grateful to the team because without them I wouldn't be here. I also want to thank my fans who have supported me all this way, and still we rise."