Event: Japanese Grand Prix
Track: Suzuka Circuit

Race Report & Results 2024 Japanese F1 Grand Prix

Start of the 2024 Japanese F1 GP

Weather: dry  22.5°C
Tarmac: dry  39.7°C
Humidity : 35%
Wind : 7.2 km/h South

Max Verstappen won his 57th F1 race at the 2024 Japanese F1 GP today. The Red Bull driver started from pole position and won on the Suzuka circuit for the third time. It was his 3rd win of the season and the 116th win for the Red Bull Racing team.

2024 Japanse F1 Grand Prix Race Report

In an exhilarating showcase of speed and strategy at the Suzuka Circuit, Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen clinched a commanding victory in the 2024 Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix, reinforcing his status as the dominant force in this season's championship race. His teammate, Sergio Perez, secured a strong second place, making it a one-two finish for the team and underlining their tactical prowess and car performance. Ferrari's Carlos Sainz completed the podium, demonstrating both speed and strategic acumen in a race that saw Ferrari split strategies to great effect.

The race was not without its drama, starting with a red flag on the opening lap due to a collision between Alex Albon and Daniel Ricciardo, which brought an early end to their race day. This incident set the tone for a Grand Prix that would be as much about survival and strategy as about outright speed.

Verstappen's victory was built on a flawless performance, starting from pole position and never looking genuinely threatened for the lead. His mastery of the Suzuka Circuit was on full display as he navigated the challenges of the day with the composure of a seasoned champion. Perez, starting alongside Verstappen, showed why he is considered one of the finest racers on the grid, providing vital support for the team's strategy while securing a well-deserved podium finish.

Ferrari's strategic gamble paid dividends for Carlos Sainz, who managed his tyres effectively under varying conditions, and showcased his overtaking skills to secure third place. His performance, coupled with that of his teammate Charles Leclerc, who also delivered a strong race, highlighted Ferrari's potential threat to Red Bull's dominance, despite not being able to challenge for the win this time around.

The Grand Prix was a challenging one for several drivers, including Zhou Guanyu, who retired with a gearbox issue, highlighting the relentless demands of the Suzuka Circuit on both driver and machine.

In the midfield, Yuki Tsunoda emerged as a standout performer, capitalizing on a strategic tyre change and delivering a point for AlphaTauri on home soil, extending their lead over Haas in the Constructors' Championship. The battle for the midfield positions was fiercely contested, with drivers like Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso, and George Russell all fighting valiantly for points, demonstrating the depth of talent and competitiveness in Formula 1.

As the Formula 1 circus moves to China, all eyes will be on whether anyone can challenge Verstappen's dominance. With a unique format featuring a Sprint race, the Shanghai International Circuit promises to be another thrilling chapter in the 2024 season.

The Japanese Grand Prix was a testament to the skill, strategy, and resilience that define Formula 1 racing. With its mix of dramatic moments, strategic battles, and exemplary driving, it was a race that will be remembered as a highlight of the 2024 season. As the teams and drivers look ahead, the pursuit of excellence continues, with the promise of more thrilling races to come.

Quickest Sector Times

The quickest sector times during the grand prix were:

  • Sector 1: 33.310 sec by Carlos Sainz (Ferrari SF-24)
  • Sector 2: 41.851 sec by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes W15)
  • Sector 3: 18.161 sec by Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB20)

Classification 2024 Japanese F1 GP

P No Driver Team Time Laps Grid Pts
1 1 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull 01:54:23.566 53
1
26
2 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
Austria Red Bull +0 laps 53
2
18
3 55 Spain Carlos Sainz
Italy Ferrari +0 laps 53
4
15
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Italy Ferrari +0 laps 53
8
12
5 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
United Kingdom McLaren +0 laps 53
3
10
6 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom Aston Martin +0 laps 53
5
8
7 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Germany Mercedes +0 laps 53
9
6
8 81 Australia Oscar Piastri
United Kingdom McLaren +0 laps 53
6
4
9 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes +0 laps 53
7
2
10 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
Italy Racing Bulls +1 lap 52
10
1
11 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
United States Haas +1 lap 52
12
0
12 18 Canada Lance Stroll
United Kingdom Aston Martin +1 lap 52
16
0
13 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United States Haas +1 lap 52
18
0
14 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Switzerland Sauber +1 lap 52
13
0
15 31 France Esteban Ocon
France Alpine +1 lap 52
15
0
16 10 France Pierre Gasly
France Alpine +1 lap 52
17
0
17 2 United States Logan Sargeant
United Kingdom Williams +1 lap 52
19
0
DNF 24 China Zhou Guanyu
Switzerland Sauber Gearbox 20
18
0
DNF 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Italy Racing Bulls Collision 0
11
0
DNF 23 Thailand Alex Albon
United Kingdom Williams Collision 0
14
0

Fastest lap 1:33.706 min by Max Verstappen, Red Bull RB20 Car #1 in lap 50

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2 F1 Fan comments on “Race Report & Results 2024 Japanese F1 Grand Prix

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    Unsurprisingly, red-flagging for something manageable with SC (& definitely would've been the resorted choice in Charlie's time).
    Red-flagging is clearly an obsession when someone goes off on the 'opening' lap specifically.
    Quite a good variation in strategies & a wholly expectable RBR 1-2, although Merc & Alpine strategies post-suspension were a bit weird, not that the latter pair would've finished any higher anyway.
    Another silly unforced error by Sargeant & the same with Ricciardo against Albon, albeit a racing incident nevertheless.

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  2. shroppyfly

    A bit predictable all round with the top 4
    also predictable was the excuses from certain drivers with DR slightly edging the Damsels day, with the latter now upto 11 after 4 races, Haas near the points again so a much better yr sofar, Alonso, again performing,LS oh dear going well and then....

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