Suzuka (Japan) also crowned Red Bull’s outstanding season. Max Verstappen won on Sunday, ahead of two McLaren drivers, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. The Dutchman celebrated his 13th victory in the 16th race of the season at Suzuka on Sunday after his historic winning streak ended in Singapore. The racing team was crowned Constructors’ World Champion in Formula 1. This is Red Bull’s second consecutive title.
The Austrian-British racing team was able to celebrate six races before the end of the season at engine partner Honda’s home race despite the retirement of Sergio Pérez in the second Red Bull. Red Bull Racing has collected 623 points so far, more than double that of second-place Mercedes. Verstappen, who won his 48th GP in Japan, can secure his third consecutive world title at the next grand prix in Qatar in two weeks. The 25-year-old’s lead in the overall standings is now 177 points more than his Mexican pursuer Perez, meaning Verstappen can also celebrate a hat-trick of titles after the sprint on Saturday (7 October).