Japanese F1 GP – Verstappen takes back control

Legendary circuit where 19 title fights took place, the Suzuka track hosted the fourth round of the 2024 Formula 1 season this weekend.
After two consecutive doubles, the Red Bull machine stalled in Australia following the retirement of Verstappen at the start of the race and the fifth place of Pérez,
almost a minute behind the winner. Was the Austrian team going to suffer another setback in Japan? No !

Despite tests disrupted by the weather, and by Logan Sargeant's new road trip (the Williams mechanics are going to break down),
the three-time reigning world champion never gave up first place during the three qualifying sessions and he was awarded the 36th pole of his career in 1 min 28 s 197.
His teammate, Sergio Pérez, followed suit with only 66 thousandths behind while Norris, relegated to almost three tenths, completed this top three.

Carlos Sainz (+ 0.485 s) set the fourth time in his Ferrari ahead of a peloton grouped in a tenth.
The winner of the Australian GP is ahead of Alonso, Piastri, Hamilton (who beat Russell for the first time this season) and Charles Leclerc only 8th.
Despite this poor performance, the Monegasque would like to pay tribute in the best possible way (see below), on Sunday, to the late Jules Bianchi,
who was a victim of the tragedy we are experiencing, right here, in 2014...

Source article: https://fr.motor1.com/news/715328/f1-gp-japon-2024-resume/
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