After the dull performance in Singapore where Ferrari returned to winning after a long drought, in Suzuka, in Japan, Verstappen makes it clear that he and Red Bull are the pairing to beat. After obtaining a peremptory pole position, the Dutch driver won the Japanese GP by a distance, also setting the fastest lap. fast. This is victory number 13 of the season.
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Thanks to this victory, the Red Bull has awarded the sixth constructors' world title, an important result that rewards the work done by this team. In the race there is no It's been history, no one is never managed to worry Verstappen who had a separate race. Behind him the two McLarens of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri who have proven to be very competitive on this circuit. McLaren gains important points in the constructors' classification, putting Aston Martin in its sights, which is no longer in the lead. obtaining the results of the beginning of the season.
In Suzuka, in fact, Alonso was not went beyond eighth place. For Ferrari, however, the race is was decidedly different from that of Singapore. Charles Leclerc finished fourth while Carlos Sainz only achieved sixth position. However, the Prancing Horse is However, he managed to nibble away some points on Mercedes who obtained a fifth place with Hamilton and seventh with Russel. Now, the distance between the two teams has widened. reduced to 25 points.
Formula 1 moves to Qatar where it will race on October 8th. For Verstappen, it is now a solo race towards the new world title. We'll see if Ferrari comes back to be as competitive as in Singapore again and if it succeeds to further close the gap on Mercedes.
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