Max Verstappen won the Japanese F1 GP, cut short by rain, and won his second consecutive world title, thanks to a 5-second penalty imposed on Ferrari driver Leclerc for a chicane cut, dropping him from second to third, just behind him. Perez.
The race was dominated by severe turbulence with rain, which forced the race to stop shortly after the start due to an accident for Ferrari driver Sainz. Intense controversy arose almost immediately on the issue of safety, after a recovery vehicle was observed on the edge of the track, with cars still operating on the racetrack in almost no visibility conditions. TV images show Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) outside his garage, passing a truck pointed at by a flashing light.
The presence of the French driver infuriated: “No! How can it be? I can’t believe it.” The accident occurred after the red flags were raised as the drivers returned to the pits. He remembered the accident that in 2014 killed Jules Bianchi, on the same track and always in the rain, when the 25-year-old Frenchman ended up with his Marussia in a wreck.
After a two hour and 15 minute break, the Grand Prix resumed with the cars lined up behind the safety car, all with wet tyres, while previously
They rode the mediators. Verstappen immediately took the lead and held the top position for the duration of the race, which was reduced to just under an hour.
Verstappen who dedicated the idea to Honda commented: “Every
We have improved in the year thanks to working together. And about the two-time world champion he explained: “I think the first title was more exciting, but the second is better for the many victories and the constructors’ title. It’s a special year that I want to remember because it doesn’t happen that often.”
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