Dutch pilot Max Verstappen (Red Bull) won the race this Sunday Japanese Grand PrixSeventeenth test of the World Cup Formula 1While reaching their third World Cup title ahead of McLaren, the Spaniards Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) finished sixth and eighth respectively.

Who is the current champion He already has 400 points in the overall drivers’ standings, 177 points more than second place.or his teammate is Mexican Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez – who was forced to leave this Sunday – returned alone after an inexplicable weekend in Singapore and almost left the championship in disaster.

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Two McLarens in the race They couldn’t catch the stubborn ‘Mad Max’. Britain’s Lando Norris was the closest, almost 20 seconds away, while Australian Oscar Piastri closed the podium with third place, confirming the Woking team’s big breakthrough.

Back, monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) tied for fourth place In the ‘double sandwich’ of Ferrari and Mercedes: British Lewis Hamilton finished fifth, ahead of Carlos Sainz, and George Russell finished seventh. The latter risked a single pit stop, which allowed Leclerc to pass him in the final stretch of the race, where tire wear was extremely high.

This fact caused the Madridist to delay his final pit stop too much, and Hamilton took advantage of this to pass him; However, Sainz still had time to pass Russell and gain place.

For your part, Fernando Alonso, whose goal was to minimize the distance between him and Hamilton, who was in third place in the championship, had to settle for eighth place.He proceeded calmly in the distance with Alp and AlphaTauri. His superb start, in which he trailed four cars, did him no favors as Aston Martin’s performance brought him back to his true position and now leaves him 16 points behind the seven-time champion.