Results of the Japanese Grand Prix: Max Verstappen wins as George Russell is instructed to allow Lewis Hamilton to pass.

Results of the Japanese Grand Prix: Max Verstappen wins as George Russell is instructed to allow Lewis Hamilton to pass.

Max Verstappen easily defeated Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris at the start of the race to romp to victory at Suzuka, while Red Bull made a stunning move with Sergio Perez.

Max Verstappen drove Red Bull to victory in the constructors’ championship by controlling the Japanese Grand Prix from start to finish.

After a disastrous start to the race, Sergio Perez retired, but his team didn’t need him anyway.
The Silver Arrows couldn’t catch Verstappen’s lead-up pace because he scored more points than all of the Mercedes cars combined.

Lando Norris placed second, ahead of Oscar Piastri, giving McLaren a double podium finish. The British driver made a strong move off the line to pass his teammate, nearly colliding with Verstappen in the process.
The Australian had started before his teammate.

Fifth and seventh place were the best the Mercedes cars could manage.
Following George Russell’s irate response to being ordered to allow the seven-time world champion past, Lewis Hamilton was in the lead before Carlos Sainz overtook him.

Verstappen got off to a slightly better start than Piastri and was able to block the McLaren going into the first corner.
Verstappen was able to hold on, but Norris took advantage of the opportunity.
Norris had a strong launch and nearly defeated the Red Bull.

Perez ran out of room on the track behind them and clipped Hamilton.
By attempting to evade his teammate Charles Leclerc and push Perez to the left and into the Mercedes, Sainz had set off the domino effect. Both received damage, but the Red Bull fared worse because he had to stop in the pits to get a new front wing.

It implied that he was forced to the very back of the field.
He was, however, within striking distance of all the cars in front of him because the safety car was out due to the abundance of debris on the track.
Injuries to Alex Albon’s Williams caused part of the floor to be broken, and Valtteri Bottas’ damage forced him to pit and have a disastrous stop.

It was amazing that all 20 cars were still on the track for the restart when the safety car period was over given all the collisions. Verstappen made quick work of the McLarens, leaving them in his wake.
Meanwhile, Hamilton’s error allowed Russell, a teammate, to enter the car through the back.

Even though Hamilton was able to overtake the other Mercedes, pieces of his car were seen flying off as he did so, giving away the fact that the seven-time world champion would have a long race ahead of him.
As the American lost control of his car and slammed into the Alfa Romeo, spinning him off the track, Bottas and Logan Sargeant’s poor weekends were getting worse.

Additionally, Perez was having a terrible day.
Following his collision with Kevin Magnussen, he received one penalty for violating safety car rules, and another was on the way.
The car was put out of his misery by Red Bull after receiving his third front wing of the day.

Verstappen was cruising in the lead at the time with a 15-second advantage. Perez was sent back out on the track to serve his penalty and avoid a grid drop the following time out in Qatar after Red Bull confirmed with the FIA that they could do so.
Soon after, a Red Bull was briefly bringing up the rear.

Russell was in fifth place during the last few laps, trailing Hamilton and being pursued by Sainz’s Ferrari.
After receiving a complaint, Russell was instructed to allow Hamilton to pass.
The Spaniard quickly passed Russell, costing the Silver Arrows more points.

Behind Norris and in front of Leclerc, Piastri managed to hang onto third place to earn his first F1 podium. But Red Bull won the day because, with six complete race weekends left in the season, they made the constructors’ championship mathematically certain.

entire 2023 Japanese Grand Prix results.

Max Verstappen – Red Bull

Lando Norris – McLaren

Oscar Piastri – McLaren

Charles Leclerc – Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes

Carlos Sainz – Ferrari

George Russell – Mercedes

Fernando Alonso – Aston Martin

Esteban Ocon – Alpine

Pierre Gasly – Alpine

Liam Lawson – AlphaTauri

Yuki Tsunoda – AlphaTauri

Zhou Guanyu – Alfa Romeo

Nico Hulkenberg – Haas

Kevin Magnussen – Haas

DNF: Valtteri Bottas – Alfa Romeo; Sergio Perez – Red Bull; Lance Stroll – Aston Martin; Logan Sargeant – Williams; Alex Albon – Williams


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