Max Verstappen’s F1 debut was ended early as he parked his Toro Rosso in a cloud of smoke at the Suzuka Circuit.
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17-year-old Max Verstappen gave a good account of himself in his F1 debut in the opening session of practice at the Japanese Grand Prix, but it didn’t all go to plan.
It was all going rather swimmingly for Verstappen until he parked the Toro Rosso in a cloud of smoke with six minutes left to go in the session.
It was through no fault of Verstappen however, with the issue caused by either an engine or turbo malfunction.
The Dutchman was just 0.4 seconds off teammate Daniil Kvyat, who has a year’s worth of F1 experience over the youngster.
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