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VERSTAPPEN WINS IN JAPAN


Formula One was in Suzuka, Japan for round four of the season - a lot earlier than normal and sadly it didn't quite have the drama the previous races have had before it. Max Verstappen takes his third win of the season in what was another 1-2 finish for the Red Bull team and Carlos Sainz is once again on the podium. Further down the field home hero Yuki Tsunoda finishes tenth to take home a point.


As always it's Max Verstappen who leads with Sergio Perez in second and Lando Norris is into third but the racing didn't last long as the Williams of Alex Albon crashes into the barriers after making contact with the RB of Daniel Ricciardo and the red flag is out. An unfortunate incident as its the slightest bit of contact which causes the incident.


After a break of around 15-20 minutes the race gets restarted with a standing start and its a repeat of the original start no changes at the front of the grid. Some movement towards the back end of the field.


Another disappointing race for KICK Sauber and Guanyu Zhou as he is forced to retire from the race. He was constantly pitting before hand and seemingly the car was being checked over and eventually the team retire the car. A mechanical issue for the KICK Sauber.


(Insert the two pit windows here)


On lap 42 the yellow flags are shown for the Williams of Logan Sargeant who took a trip to the gravel but he gets going again - not what Sergeant needed for himself but also for Williams.


The story of the weekend however will be Yuki Tsunoda taking points at his home race becoming the first Japanese driver to do so since Kamui Kobayashi scored a podium in Suzuka all those years ago...



The next race is the Chinese Grand Prix.


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