Formula 1 2024 Japanese Grand Prix results

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2024-04-07
4
Suzuka Circuit
53
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen VER
Max Verstappen
lap 50 - 1:33.706
VER

The 2024 Japanese Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

The race in Japan was round 4 of 24 of the 2024 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 53 1:54:23.566 26
2 53 +12.535 18
3 53 +20.866 15
4 53 +26.522 12
5 53 +29.700 10
6 53 +44.272 8
7 53 +45.951 6
8 53 +47.525 4
9 53 +48.626 2
10 52 +1 Lap 1
11 52 +1 Lap 0
12 52 +1 Lap 0
13 52 +1 Lap 0
14 52 +1 Lap 0
15 52 +1 Lap 0
16 52 +1 Lap 0
17 52 +1 Lap 0
12 Gearbox 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:28.197
2 Sergio Pérez Red Bull +0.066
3 Lando Norris McLaren +0.292
4 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.485
5 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +0.489
6 Oscar Piastri McLaren +0.563
7 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.569
8 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.589
9 George Russell Mercedes +0.811
10 Yuki Tsunoda RB F1 Team +1.216
11 Daniel Ricciardo RB F1 Team +1.275
12 Nico Hülkenberg Haas F1 Team +1.297
13 Valtteri Bottas Sauber +1.396
14 Alexander Albon Williams +1.517
15 Esteban Ocon Alpine F1 Team +1.619
16 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +1.827
17 Pierre Gasly Alpine F1 Team +1.922
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +1.934
19 Logan Sargeant Williams +1.942
20 Guanyu Zhou Sauber +1.946

driver positions through the laps

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Verstappen had gone into the race in Japan with no guarantees about his long-run form, after not finding the perfect set-up for the high degradation characteristics that are a hallmark of racing at Suzuka during practice.Changes made to his car after a troubled long-run in FP3 had helped improve things a lot, but he and the team were still not convinced that they had got everything sorted.The ...

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A fortnight on from receiving a penalty for potentially dangerous driving against George Russell during a last-lap battle in Australia, Alonso found himself needing to hold his rivals back once again at Suzuka.In the closing stages of the race, Alonso was at the head of an intense fight for sixth place, as George Russell back in eighth unleashed a late fightback on fresh tyres and started closing ...

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Norris started third and was the first of the frontrunners to pit, but as the race unfolded he lost out to Ferrari pair Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc to finish in fifth, while the latter came through to fourth from eighth place on the grid using a one-stop strategy.After the race, while accepting that the Ferraris were expected to have stronger race pace, Norris suggested he could have run ...

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Was the final result of the Japanese Grand Prix predictable? Ultimately, yes, but how this year's Formula 1 race at Suzuka unravelled wasn't entirely typical thanks to the variance in strategies across the field.Max Verstappen chalked up a third win as he embarks upon a seemingly inevitable march towards a fourth title, but the action behind proved intriguing as pitstops defined the cut-and-thrust ...

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The Ferrari driver's strong run of seven consecutive front-row starting positions ended in Australia where he qualified fifth before a penalty for Sergio Perez gifted him a place.He struggled again at Suzuka, where he couldn't better eighth after having to use a second set of tyres to guarantee safe passage out of Q1.In both races, he came through the field to take second and fourth positions ...

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The Milton Keynes-based team has a vacant slot for 2025 with Sergio Perez’s contract running out at the end of this season.Perez has shown some improved potential this year and, off the back of finishing runner-up to Verstappen in the Japanese Grand Prix, he currently lies second in the drivers’ standings.But Red Bull still wants to see if Perez can keep up this form for the long-haul, having ...

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The German manufacturer has endured a challenging start to the 2024 campaign where its new car has shown promise but also some key weaknesses that have left Lewis Hamilton and George Russell struggling at times.In particular, Mercedes has been chasing answers about why its car is not performing as well as anticipated in high-speed corners.Part of the initial investigation has involved the ...

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The race weekend occurred following a backdrop of controversy: FIA president Max Mosley had been exposed by a UK tabloid sting in the week leading up to the event, and some teams were calling on him to step down.On track, BMW’s Sauber era was blossoming, with Robert Kubica scoring his first career F1 pole position, just 0.027s ahead of the Ferrari of Massa. This came despite a lock-up that left ...

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The quiet Scot nevertheless left a lasting legacy, his 25 world championship victories from 72 starts is still enough for 10th on the all-time F1 wins list.Clark was also successful in Indycar racing, sportscars and touring cars, so selecting his greatest races was always going to be tough, but here they are in reverse order…10: 1961 South African GP, East London
Jim Clark, Lotus ...

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Verstappen beat team-mate Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, in a race that was red flagged following an opening lap crash between RB’s Daniel Ricciardo and Alex Albon of Williams.2024 F1 Japanese Grand Prix results


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Max Verstappen
Red Bull/Honda ...

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The Mercedes driver had gone into the Suzuka race hopeful that the team could build on some promising potential shown in practice with a new set-up direction for the W15.But he was put on the back foot almost immediately from the restart of the red-flagged race after a minor clash with Charles Leclerc in the opening sequence of corners left him with car damage.That meant he suffered from excessive ...

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The reigning F1 world champion got back to winning ways with a dominant display at Suzuka, leading home a Red Bull 1-2 by beating Sergio Perez by 12.5 seconds.During his victory charge, a radio exchange between Verstappen and Lambiase gained attention, when the Dutch driver reported his car was understeering at the start of his first race stint before moving towards an oversteer feeling.“Yeah ...

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Stroll found himself having to battle through the field at Suzuka after a disappointing qualifying performance had left him down in 16th on the grid.He did manage to make progress, eventually finishing 12th in the race at Suzuka, but in the closing stages, as he fought the RB of Yuki Tsunoda, he voiced his frustration at the way that his Japanese rival was pulling away on the straights."It's ...

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Sainz started fourth alongside McLaren's Lando Norris and briefly led the Suzuka race after delaying his second pitstop, instead extending his stint on the medium tyres.That initially cost him track position as he was undercut by team-mate Charles Leclerc, Norris and both Mercedes cars of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.But with 17 laps remaining Sainz used his hard tyres, which were much ...

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In the hottest conditions of the weekend at Suzuka, Verstappen was never threatened even through two standing starts around the crash between Daniel Ricciardo and Alex Albon at Turn 3 on the initial opening lap.Behind, Ferrari continued its early 2024 podium streak via Carlos Sainz and made a bold strategy choice for Charles Leclerc work, after the Scuderia had endured a disappointing qualifying ...

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The chassis suffered damage to the front-right when Albon speared under the tyre wall after making contact with the RB of Daniel Ricciardo.The team, which will be without a spare until the Miami GP, remains confident that it can be repaired successfully and shipped to Shanghai for the Chinese GP.It was the third major accident suffered by the team in two weekends. In Australia, Albon crashed in ...

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Norris qualified close to the front-row starting Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez on Saturday.But on Sunday it quickly became apparent Norris' real battle was with the cars behind, with Carlos Sainz being an immediate threat and Charles Leclerc fighting his way back into contention with a bold one-stop strategy.Just seven months ago the McLarens comfortably claimed a double podium at ...

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At the restart after the first-lap red flag caused by the crash between Alex Albon and Daniel Ricciardo, Mercedes swapped George Russell and Lewis Hamilton from medium tyres to the hard compound in a strategy switch that targeted a one-stop plan.But both drivers struggled for pace on the hards and, after failing to find sufficient gains after their first stop to another set of hard tyres, Russell ...

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As expected after the Australian GP hiccup, the three-time world champion took his third straight win in a row at Suzuka, leading from pole to finish over 11 seconds ahead of Sergio Perez.Carlos Sainz again led the Ferrari charge in third ahead of team-mate Charles Leclerc. After a more promising qualifying outing, Mercedes was not a factor in the race, with George Russell finishing a distant ...

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On the opening lap, Albon was hit by RB's poor-starting Daniel Ricciardo in Turn 3, at the start of the Esses.The glancing blow sent both cars into the tyre barriers, which had to be repaired during the following 30-minute red flag interruption.While the accident happened at relatively low speeds, another crash was the last thing Williams needed.The team still has no spare chassis available, which ...

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The eight-time grand prix winner had been expected to lead the RB charge having returned to F1 midway through last season, but instead he has endured a difficult season and been outperformed by team-mate Yuki Tsunoda.Matters were compounded when he clashed with Albon at Turn 3 on the opening lap of the Suzuka race which sent both drivers into the barriers.After giving his take on the clash ...

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Carlos Sainz completed the podium ahead of his Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc, who popped up in Perez's race and gained several places from his mid-pack grid spot by completing a rare Suzuka one-stop strategy.At the first start, polesitter Verstappen easily led Perez away from the line, with the action occurring far back in the pack as the medium-starting RB cars got swamped by soft-shod ...

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Last year’s Williams FW45 was noted for its top speed, which allowed it to shine on certain tracks and propel Albon into the points.But for 2024, the Grove outfit has tried to develop a car that is more consistently competitive at a range of circuits.That in turn has seen the car lose the straightline advantage that it has previously enjoyed, with Albon noting in Jeddah that he now had to do his ...

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Teams all too frequently bin off one of the choices – either because the soft is too aggressive, the medium falls into no-man's land, or the hard is too conservative – but this weekend's race in Japan has left what Pirelli's head of car racing Mario Isola says is a real "headache" for strategists.With high-degradation Suzuka making a one-stop pretty much a no-goer (unless we end up with a ...

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The Maranello outfit had hoped that the progress it had made with its SF-24 this year would allow it to pose a proper threat to Red Bull around the high-speed swoops of Suzuka.Good progress has been made at the kind of corner speeds that are common around Suzuka, so the venue was going to be a good litmus test of how much of a step forward the team had taken.While it duly managed to cut the ...

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Ahead of today’s Japanese Grand Prix, Verstappen hinted that Red Bull was changing its car repair assessment systems through an F1 event.This was after its post-Melbourne analysis of the failure that led to the Dutchman’s right-rear brake pad jamming onto the disc and the whole assembly eventually catching fire early in the race, which was won by Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.Red Bull chief ...

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Verstappen will start ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez and McLaren’s Lando Norris after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3. Japanese Grand Prix grid: Verstappen on pole from PerezRead Also:


Formula 1F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen on pole as Red Bull locks front ...

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But teams and drivers are already bracing themselves for what could be a game of patiently follow-the-leader thanks to the growing dirty air problem that F1 is experiencing right now.While F1’s new ground effect rules era from 2022 was supposed to better allow cars to follow each other closely, and indeed it worked for a while, the efforts by teams over more than two years now has done away with ...

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The Spaniard arrived at Suzuka in a buoyant mood after leading team-mate Charles Leclerc to a 1-2 finish at the Australian GP, and hopes had been high of a strong showing in qualifying after some promising long-run form in practice.However, Ferrari endured a more challenging time in the fight for grid positions, as Sainz ended up fourth on the grid, 0.485 seconds adrift of pole position man Max ...

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Beyond the headline lap times that have hinted at signs of progress in unlocking pace from its W15, the mood of its drivers is far more upbeat than at any point this season.Indeed, Lewis Hamilton declared that there had been a "night and day" difference in how comfortable he felt in the car – something that has not been common throughout the troubled campaigns Mercedes has endured in the latest ...

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Alpine A524 technical detail
Photo by: Giorgio Piola
A look at the two front wing specifications available to Alpine in Japan, with the newer of the two being the upper one (splattered with green flo-viz paint). Note not only how the shape of the upper flaps differ considerably different but also how the team has made the switch to semi-detached flap tips at the endplate juncture ...

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Hamilton qualified only seventh for the Japanese GP, 0.569s off poleman Max Verstappen but just 0.084s shy of the fourth-placed Ferrari of Carlos Sainz.Despite the disappointing grid position, the seven-times world champion insists that the past two days have given him a clearer idea of what direction his team needs to take.He says that he’s had to make minimal changes to his W15 over the ...

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Max Verstappen will lead an all-Red Bull front row at Suzuka after topping qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday.McLaren ended up as Red Bull's nearest challenger on a single-lap, with Lando Norris putting his MCL38 third on the grid behind Sergio Perez's RB20.Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz, the winner of the Australian GP a fortnight ago, will line up fourth ahead of the top Aston ...

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Perez missed out on pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix to reigning world champion team-mate Max Verstappen by a slender 0.066 seconds as Red Bull scored a 1-2 result.With Perez out of contract at the end of the year, many believed RB driver Daniel Ricciardo would take his place. However, the Australian has struggled against stablemate Yuki Tsunoda.Combined with the availability of Carlos ...

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Russell was only ninth fastest in Q3, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton marginally better in seventh - albeit the latter was still 0.589 seconds slower than polesitter Max Verstappen.An eventual 0.811s deficit for Russell was partly the result of a final-sector mistake. Otherwise, he reckoned he would have been 0.4s better off to potentially qualify inside the top five."We predicted before the session ...

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The Suzuka weekend has unfolded unusually, with FP2 effectively being washed out by drizzle, which meant the teams spent most of FP3 on Saturday morning concentrating on long-run data gathering, rather than the typical qualifying simulation efforts.In these, Verstappen trailed his team-mate Sergio Perez by an average of 0.122 seconds each time, while both were trumped by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc ...

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Leclerc, renowned for his one-lap pace, was only eighth fastest as he lapped 0.589 seconds slower than polesitter Max Verstappen while outgoing Scuderia team-mate Carlos Sainz ranked fourth.But the Monegasque was at a loss to explain the disappointing performance on his side of the garage, implying that it was just a freak episode that only happens “once in a season” as the fundamentals of the ...

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The Spaniard ended Q1 second fastest but as the pace sharpened he dropped to fifth place in both Q2 and Q3, but he still felt the pace jump from Aston's car updates were greater than predicted.Alonso ran the previous AMR24 car package during Friday practice at Suzuka, with team-mate Lance Stroll using the upgrades to provide comparison running, before both drivers switched to the upgrades - which ...

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After every F1 qualifying session, Motorsport.com each team's qualifying record in terms of team-mate duels.This record is based exclusively on qualifying results so that grid penalties don't alter the statistics.When a driver can't put in a representative lap time due to a technical issue or an incident, this will be mentioned in the table.Read Also:


Formula 1F1 Japanese GP: Verstappen ...

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The Red Bull drivers were amongst just a handful of drivers to gain time on the second runs in Q3, where Ferrari's challenge failed to materialise and the Mercedes drivers ended up behind Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso.Verstappen led the way on a 1m28.240s on the first Q3 fliers, where Norris was his closest challenger after producing a then session-best opening sector.But he could not replicate ...

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