The Crimson Bull driver converted pole into victory at the Suzuka Circuit, after a prolonged delay following a gap lap crash for Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and heavy rain forcing a restart to be delayed.
The Dutchman was by no means headed as soon as racing resumed, as title rival Charles Leclerc was demoted to 3rd post-race after reducing the ultimate chicane on the final lap, selling Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez into second and securing the title.
Drivers had been left criticise the FIA after a tractor was deployed on monitor to recuperate Sainz’s stranded automobile as automobiles nonetheless circulated, whereas there was confusion over what number of factors could be awarded in a race that wasn’t run to full distance.
Within the newest Autosport Podcast, Martyn Lee is joined by Dutch F1 journalist Erwin Jaeggi, and Autosport’s Luke Smith and Alex Kalinauckas to overview a moist afternoon at Suzuka, the place as soon as once more confusion from the game’s choice makers turned an pointless speaking level.
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