Verstappen victory secures team title for Red Bull

Verstappen victory secures team title for Red Bull

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrated with his team after winning the Japanese Grand Prix, securing the constructors’ title for Red Bull for the second consecutive year. Verstappen won the race from pole position, marking his 13th victory of the season. His teammate Sergio Perez, who is his closest rival, failed to finish the race. McLaren’s Lando Norris and rookie Oscar Piastri finished second and third, respectively.

Verstappen’s dominant performance in the Japanese Grand Prix puts him on the verge of winning his third world championship. With a massive 177-point lead over Perez, Verstappen could seal the drivers’ title at the upcoming Qatar Grand Prix, which is only five rounds away. The Qatar Grand Prix is a sprint weekend that offers extra points, so Verstappen’s championship win could even come on a Saturday.

Verstappen’s victory in Japan increased his total points to 400, while Perez trails behind with 223 points. Red Bull also extended their lead in the constructors’ championship, with an unassailable advantage of 318 points over Mercedes. This is Red Bull’s sixth constructors’ title since entering the sport in 2005, and it is a significant achievement for the team, especially as the race took place at a circuit owned by their engine partner Honda.

Team boss Christian Horner praised Verstappen’s performance, calling it “absolutely fantastic” and acknowledging his dominance throughout the weekend. Verstappen thanked the team for their exceptional season and credited them for building a remarkable car. He expressed his pride in the team’s achievements and their success both at the track and back at the factory.

McLaren’s double podium finish in Japan solidified their position as Red Bull’s closest challengers on the track. Although they are not yet on par with Verstappen, Lando Norris expressed his satisfaction with their progress and the outstanding improvements they have made. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished fourth, followed by Lewis Hamilton in fifth place.

The race saw several incidents and retirements, including collisions between Perez and Hamilton, as well as contact between Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas and the Williams drivers. Perez’s race went from bad to worse as he incurred penalties and eventually retired, ending Red Bull’s perfect finishing record for the season.

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