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MONDAY MORNING DEBRIEF: Three different tyre strategies on show – but which was the quickest way to the flag in Japan?

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Mark Hughes
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Max Verstappen’s superiority around Suzuka, as he clinched Red Bull the world constructors' championship, was such that he could have won the race with any tyre strategy.

For the record, he was actually on a slightly disadvantageous combination of tyre compounds in this two-stop race, having to do two medium stints and only one hard on a day when the hard was the better race tyre. He hadn’t saved two new sets of hards through practice like McLaren and Mercedes, not that it mattered.

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