Verstappen's Historic Lap
Max Verstappen produced one of the best laps in F1 history to secure pole position for the Japanese GP at Suzuka. After his winning streak came to an end in Singapore, Verstappen was back at his best, leaving his competitors in awe with his incredible performance.
Huge Gap for Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton, on the other hand, could only manage a disappointing seventh place in qualifying. The Mercedes driver expressed frustration with his team, emphasizing the significant one-second gap between their car and Verstappen's Red Bull. Hamilton called for improvement over the winter to close this gap before next season.
Praise for Verstappen
Verstappen's flawless lap left both his team and commentators in awe. Red Bull boss Christian Horner described the performance as "absolutely mind-blowing," highlighting the impressive pace and precision displayed by Verstappen. Former F1 driver Karun Chandhok hailed it as one of the all-time great qualifying laps.
McLaren continued their strong form with both drivers, Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris, securing second and third place on the grid. This further solidifies their impressive resurgence and highlights their potential for a strong race.
Future Plans for Ricciardo and Tsunoda
AlphaTauri announced that Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda will continue to drive for the team next season. Liam Lawson, who filled in for Ricciardo in Zandvoort due to a hand injury, will serve as the reserve and simulator driver for both Red Bull's F1 teams. Ricciardo expressed his excitement for the future and the progress they have made as a team.
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