F1 update – Japanese GP
Round 16 of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship took the teams and drivers to the Suzuka Circuit in Japan for the Japanese Grand Prix
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen recorded his thirteenth win of the year by heading home the two McLaren’s of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri who finished second and third respectively, the latter it was his first ever podium. Red Bull also clinched the constructors championship at this race.
Japanese GP – top 5:
- 1st: Max Verstappen – Red Bull
- 2nd: Lando Norris – McLaren
- 3rd: Oscar Piastri – McLaren
- 4th: Charles Leclerc – Ferrari
- 5th: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
- Red Bull’s Sergio Perez would retire twice in one race, the first time after his collision Haas’s Kevin Magnussen and then after serving a 5 second penalty for a safety car infringment.
- Williams’s Logan Sargeant was obliged to start from the pitlane after his qualifying shunt meant he had to have a third car, he was also slapped with a 10 second penalty and then he would eventually retire on lap 23.
- Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas would retire on lap 8 after his collision Williams’s Logan Sargeant.
- Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll would retire on lap 21 with rear wing problems whilst William’s Alex Albon would retire on lap 27 with damage to his car.
- Alpha Tauri announced that Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo would race for the team in 2024.
- Andretti-Cadillac are in advance stages to become the new team on the F1 grid in 2025 after it became the only team to enter the final stages of the process.
The next round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship will be held at the Lusail Circuit in Qatar for Qatar Grand Prix on 6th – 8th October.
Aston and Cameron Perkins with the latest F1 update.
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