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Verstappen Red Bull Clinch Dominant One-Two Finish in Japan

Verstappen, Red Bull Clinch Dominant One-Two Finish in Japan

07/04/2024

Max Verstappen took his revenge this Sunday at Suzuka, two weeks after his withdrawal from Melbourne.

The Australian Grand Prix is now history for Max Verstappen, who dominated the Japanese Grand Prix to claim the 57th win of his Formula 1 career.

The three-time world champion crossed the finish line of the Japanese event more than ten seconds ahead of his teammate Sergio Pérez, securing another one-two finish for Red Bull in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Carlos Sainz, the winner in Melbourne two weeks ago, finished third on the podium today at Suzuka, once again outperforming his teammate Charles Leclerc, who came in fourth. Lando Norris made it into the top 5, ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin.

By finishing the Japanese Grand Prix in seventh and ninth places, the Mercedes of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton had another lackluster race.

Yuki Tsunoda leaves Japan with one more point after finishing tenth in a solid race.

The next Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in two weeks at the Shanghai circuit in China.

2024 F1 Japanese Grand Prix – Race Results

Pos.DriverTeamTimeStop
01Max VerstappenRed Bull Honda RBPT RB2053 tours – 1h53m41.440s2
02Sergio PérezRed Bull Honda RBPT RB20+12.5352
03Carlos SainzFerrari SF-24+20.8662
04Charles LeclercFerrari SF-24+26.5221
05Lando NorrisMcLaren Mercedes MCL38+29.7002
06Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Mercedes AMR24+44.2722
07George RussellMercedes W15+45.9512
08Oscar PiastriMcLaren Mercedes MCL38+47.5252
09Lewis HamiltonMercedes W15+48.6262
10Yuki TsunodaRB Honda RBPT VCARB 01+1 lap2
11Nico HülkenbergHaas Ferrari VF-24+1 lap2
12Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes AMR24+1 lap3
13Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari VF-24+1 lap1
14Valtteri BottasStake F1 Kick Sauber C44+1 lap2
15Esteban OconAlpine Renault A524+1 lap2
16Pierre GaslyAlpine Renault A524+1 lap2
17Logan SargeantWilliams Mercedes FW46+1 lap3
18Guanyu ZhouStake F1 Kick Sauber C44DNF3
19Daniel RicciardoRB Honda RBPT VCARB 01DNF0
20Alex AlbonWilliams Mercedes FW46DNF0

Verstappen, Red Bull Clinch Dominant One-Two Finish in Japan. Verstappen, Red Bull Clinch Dominant One-Two Finish in Japan

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