Max Verstappen fastest again in FP2 as crash brings session to early end

Verstappen resumed his quest for to return to the top of the grid after a nightmare outing in Singapore.

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Max Verstappen once again comfortably topped the timing charts in second practice for the Japanese GP as a crash for the Alpine of Pierre Gasly brought the session to an early end.

The red flags came out with just two minutes of the session remaining after Gasly went into the barriers at Degna 2, causing significant damage to the front end of his car.

Verstappen was just over three tenths quicker than the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc in second, with Lando Noris again third for McLaren.

Singapore GP winner Carlos Sainz was fourth in the session as the Scuderia got to grips with a new floor package introduced for the race, ahead of George Russell and Fernando Alonso.

Alex Albon showed the potential in the Williams car around Suzuka in seventh, with Oscar Piastri in eighth once more ahead of the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez, and Valtteri Bottas rounding out the top 10.

Where can I watch the 2023 Japanese GP?

For viewers in the UK, every session of the 2023 Japanese GP will be shown live on Sky Sports F1, with highlights on Channel 4.

Meanwhile, if you are in the USA, every session will be shown across ESPN

F1 fans in Australia will be able to catch all the action on Fox Sports, while those in Canada can watch on TSN.

Matt Neill
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With years of experience in the motorsports field and Matt Neill founded Total-Motorsport.com to give clarity and more depth to the digital F1 landscape.
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