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Max Verstappen records fastest time during final Japanese Grand Prix practice again


Max Verstappen beat Sergio Perez and George Russell of Mercedes in Japanese Grand Prix ultimate observe. — Reuters/File

Racing star Max Verstappen topped the Japanese Grand Prix charts as soon as once more on Saturday, forward of Sergio Perez and George Russell of Mercedes within the ultimate session earlier than qualifying.

In keeping with The Straits Instances, Verstappen had additionally recorded the quickest time in Friday’s first free observe session however the Dutchman most popular to take a seat out the rain-hit second session.

Verstappen, 26, who’s chasing a 3rd straight victory in Japan, lapped the Suzuka circuit with a finest time of 1 minute 29.563 seconds.

In the meantime, Perez was 0.269 off the tempo in second, with Russell 0.355 behind in third. Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton was fourth-fastest.

Moreover, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc, who completed within the prime six on Friday, have been seventh and tenth respectively.

Leclerc may very well be heard expressing bhis frustration over the workforce radio on the finish of the session, saying: “What are we doing… come on!”

Crimson Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo spun off the monitor within the ultimate session, and completed in thirteenth, once more behind his much less skilled workforce mate Yuki Tsunoda up in ninth.

The strain is on Ricciardo to maintain his seat with extremely regarded reserve driver Liam Lawson ready within the wings. 

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