Verstappen pips Perez to pole by 0.066s in Japan

Max Verstappen led a Red Bull one-two in qualifying at the Japanese Grand Prix with McLaren’s Lando Norris best of the rest. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz was fourth, his team-mate Charles Leclerc eighth, and Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso fifth. McLaren’s Oscar Piastri was sixth ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, whose team-mate George Russell was ninth. Home favourite Yuki Tsunoda will start from P10.

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