Suzuka, Japan: Runaway series leader Max Verstappen returned to leading kind on Sunday, winning the Japanese Grand Prix and relocating an action closer to safeguarding his 3rd successive Formula One chauffeurs’ champion.
The Red Bull vehicle driver, that lost out on the platform a week earlier in Singapore, began with post and hung on for his 13th win of the period.
McLaren vehicle driver Lando Norris was 2nd, 19.4 secs rear of Verstappen, while his colleague Australia novice Oscar Piastri was 3rd for his initial F1 platform.
With Verstappen’s win, Red Bull protected this year’s builders’ title, their 6th general and 2nd straight.
Verstappen boosted his lead over Red Bull colleague Sergio Perez to 177 factors. He might finish up his 3rd successive title …