Japanese GP Highlights: Max Verstappen clinches Driver’s Championship, Perez, Leclerc finish on the podium; Hamilton 5th – Watch Japan GP Highlights

Japanese GP Highlights: Max Verstappen wins Japanese Grand Prix Max Verstappen is crowned World Champion for the second straight season after the…

Formula 1: Max Verstappen's road to his second Formula One championship
Formula 1: Max Verstappen's road to his second Formula One championship

Japanese GP Highlights: Max Verstappen wins Japanese Grand Prix Max Verstappen is crowned World Champion for the second straight season after the Red Bull ace clinched the Japan Grand Prix title on Sunday. The Dutchman needed a 8-point advantage over Charles Leclerc to seal the championship, which he sealed with his win. Leclerc finished third behind Sergio Perez after a final lap penalty. Follow Formula 1 Japanese GP LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

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Japanese GP Highlights: Max Verstappen clinches Driver’s Championship, Perez, Leclerc finish on the podium; Hamilton 5th – Watch Japan GP Highlights

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won his second Formula One world championship amid scenes of confusion on Sunday after Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc collected a five-second post-race penalty at the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Dutch driver won the race at Suzuka, with Leclerc demoted from second to third behind Red Bull’s Sergio Perez for cutting the final chicane while defending from the Mexican on the last lap.

Immediate confusion ensued over whether full points had been awarded after the shortened rain-hit race and whether the title would go down to the U.S. Grand Prix on Oct. 23, but the FIA governing body confirmed the title was won.

“It’s a crazy feeling because I didn’t expect it when I crossed the line,” said Verstappen of his second successive crown.

Japanese GP Highlights, (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Japanese GP Highlights: Max Verstappen clinches Driver’s Championship, Perez, Leclerc finish on the podium; Hamilton 5th – Watch Japan GP Highlights

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