F1 LIVE! Verstappen wins world championship – Japanese Grand Prix updates and newest information after rain-hit race


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Max Verstappen gained the 2022 Method One world championship in dramatic circumstances on the Japanese Grand Prix.

Charles Leclerc crossed the road behind the Dutchman in second to increase his watch for a second title however a five-second penalty for the Ferrari slicing the chicane in a last-lap battle with Sergio Perez knocked Lelcerc again into third, confirming race winner Verstappen’s triumph.

Even then, it took F1 making a shock resolution to award full factors for the shortened race to seal the championship with 4 grands prix left.

Recap the race with our full report!

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Verstappen provides his tackle profitable the 2022 title

“It’s been a reasonably unimaginable season after all, we’ve had loads of good outcomes. It’s actually been satisfying as nicely with the group. In fact we had a troublesome begin however we turned it round fairly shortly, we stored on pushing and bettering.

“To face right here now with the championship is a reasonably superb feeling, particularly for these concerned with Honda and the Japanese followers.

“I don’t actually take into consideration [getting even better], after all you need to be higher. However I believe it’s only a matter of expertise, belongings you attempt to apply to subsequent 12 months.”


Extra from Hamilton as Verstappen wins championship

“Congrats to Max, for us we all know what the issues are for this automobile. I imagine that we as a group haven’t gone from world champions to not with the ability to construct a superb automobile. I’ve no doubts about constructing a greater automobile subsequent 12 months, whether or not we rectify each concern… we’ll discover out after we get there.”


Lewis Hamilton provides his race response

“I don’t really feel annoyed, it’s a dash race. I did the perfect I may and I’m completely satisfied I obtained some factors right now. We had been simply so sluggish in a straight line. I used to be getting as shut as I may. Want it was an extended race, I’m glad we obtained some laps for the followers right now.”


Helmut Marko on Verstappen’s win

“We thought he was nonetheless one level off so massive shock however a really good shock. He’s way more relaxed, far more mature. It’s an enormous step and never the top of his efficiency.”


Purple Bull boss Christian Horner reacts

“We thought it wasn’t going to be full factors awarded, in order that’s clearly what swung it. We had been pitting for the quickest lap and so forth. However wow, it’s past all our goals. Max has been really, really dominant. He and the group have raised it to a different stage.”


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