Verstappen dominates qualifying at Suzuka with Sainz fourth and Alonso fifth


The Dutch driver Max Verstappen (Red Bull) has left no room for surprise in qualifying this Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, the fourth round of the Formula World Championship, and will start in first place, with the Spaniards Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), fourth and fifth respectively.

The current world champion has signed his fifth consecutive pole position thanks to a great time of 1:28.197, which could only be disturbed by his teammate, the Mexican Sergio Pérez, who was only 66 thousandths behind. .

The second line of the starting grid for this Grand Prix will be made up of the British Lando Norris (McLaren), third almost three tenths behind Verstappen, and Carlos Sainz, who finished almost half a second and only four thousandths ahead. by Fernando Alonso. Oscar Piastri (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), George Russell (Mercedes) and Yuki Tsunoda (Visa CashApp RB) have completed the ‘Top 10’ of this rating.