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


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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