Max Verstappen captured his second straight Formula One title with a win Sunday on the rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix, capping a dominant season.
Verstappen sealed the season victory after a late penalty assessed to Charles Leclerc value him factors and gave him no likelihood to catch Verstappen within the coming weeks.
He gained the race in Suzuka, Japan, with a time of three:01:44.004.
“I’m just very happy that we got to race at the end. It was raining quite heavily and it was just really tough for us to drive,” Verstappen mentioned. “But luckily, we got quite an amount of laps in and the car was flying in the inter conditions as well. I’m very pleased to win here, but also very happy to see all the fans and that they stuck around.”
Four races stay on the season, together with the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 23. Only the legendary Michael Schumacher (2001, 2004) and Sebastian Vettel (2011) have gained a championship with 4 races remaining.
The win was the twelfth of the season for Verstappen, a 25-year-old from the Netherlands. He nonetheless has time to interrupt the season wins file of 13, held by Schumacher and Vettel.
–Field Level Media