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The 2023 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka in pictures.
Logan Sargeant will start today’s Japanese Grand Prix from the pit lane and is required to serve a 10-second time penalty during the race following an error by his team.
Max Verstappen appears set to clinch the constructors’ championship for Red Bull on Sunday, but a warm track will make tyre wear critical.
Yuki Tsunoda’s points-scoring rate has dropped since he arrived in Formula 1 but AlphaTauri are pleased with the progress he is making.
Suzuka’s high-speed corners amplified a weakness of Mercedes’ car and left their drivers on the fourth row of the grid over a second behind pole-winner Max Verstappen.
Carlos Sainz Jnr believes a late set-up change compromised his qualifying result for the Japanese Grand Prix.
George Russell said he’s “taken a step backwards” from Friday practice after qualifying eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen’s rivals were unimpressed a Singapore GP steward admitted they failed to give him a penalty when they should have done.
Sergio Perez admitted he hasn’t been able to get on terms with team mate’s Max Verstappen’s pace at Suzuka this weekend.
Charles Leclerc, Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu will receive no penalties for exceeding the maximum lap time limit in qualifying.
Logan Sargeant says he had made an encouraging start to his first race weekend at Suzuka until a high-speed crash put him out of qualifying.
McLaren’s Oscar Piastri says he was pleased to secure second on the grid at Suzuka despite knowing he could have gone faster.
Lewis Hamilton fears Mercedes won’t catch Red Bull in time for the start of next season having qualified a second behind them in Japan.
Max Verstappen gave a clear rebuttal on and off-track to those who suggested Red Bull’s poor showing in the Singapore Grand Prix had been due to a rules clarification.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
Max Verstappen secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix by over half a second from the two McLarens of Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris.
Max Verstappen has taken pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris.
Max Verstappen completed a hat trick of fastest practice times by setting the best lap in the final practice session at Suzuka.
Max Verstappen looked back to his best on Friday in Suzuka with a close battle brewing behind him, but his team mate has a lot of speed to find.