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WATCH: Ride onboard with Verstappen for the fastest lap of Friday practice at Suzuka

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time during Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, which saw a mixture of dry and wet running.

With FP1 taking place in dry conditions and FP2 on a damp track surface, it was Verstappen’s benchmark in first practice that topped the day’s combined timesheets.

FP1: Verstappen fastest during first practice at Suzuka as Sargeant crashes out heavily

Indeed, the reigning world champion worked his way down to a time of 1m 30.056s on the soft tyres, putting him a couple of tenths clear of team mate Sergio Perez and the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz.

Hit go on the video player above to join Verstappen for his lap.

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