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Slipstream Saturday: Max Verstappen on Pole in Return to Suzuka

F1 Grand Prix Of Japan Final Practice

SUZUKA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 08: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 on track during final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka International Racing Course on October 08, 2022 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images/ Red Bull Content Pool)

Max Verstappen bested Charles Leclerc to take pole position as F1 returned to the Suzuka Circuit in Japan for the first time since 2019.