Max Verstappen admits he did not know he had won F1 title in Japan chaos

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  • Red Bull driver had to wait for confirmation after rain-hit race
  • ‘When I crossed the line I didn’t believe we would have won’

Max Verstappen admitted he had no idea he had taken his second Formula One world championship as confusion rather than celebration characterised his title-winning victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Red Bull’s Verstappen won the race at Suzuka, truncated to 28 laps after it had been delayed for over two hours due to rain, but did not know he had done enough to secure the championship until some time after climbing from his car.

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Written by Giles Richards at Suzuka
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