Max Verstappen secures pole position at Japanese GP

Red Bull driver dominates in Suzuka to start ahead of McLaren duo Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris on grid

The National -- Sep 23

Double world champion Max Verstappen produced a superb performance to secure pole position in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver was back in dominant form after the fifth place in Singapore last time out, finishing 0.581 seconds clear of Oscar Piastri in second, with his McLaren teammate Lando Norris third.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was fourth, ahead of Red Bull's Sergio Perez, who was 0.773 secs slower than teammate Verstappen.

Ferrari's Carlos Sainz was sixth, ahead of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. ...continue reading