Japanese GP 2022 complete details on results and who is the ultimate winner or champion of the season.

After a race where just 29 of the 53 scheduled laps were finished because of heavy rainfall at Suzuka.

Max Verstappen was delegated champion following a five-second penalty for Charles Leclerc dropping him to second behind Sergio Perez.

After the match, Max Verstappen said "The first one is a little more emotional, the second one is more beautiful."

Max Verstappen cavorted clear from Leclerc and Perez's fights to win by more than 20 seconds notwithstanding the interesting circumstances and lack of laps.

Max Verstappen was pretty much as confounded as every other person at being informed he was confirmed as world champion and says it has been a special year.

There was already a confusion or uncertainty about whether full or partial points would be granted for the race.

Most of the people believed just 19 points would be granted due to under 75% of the laps being finished.

In Japanese Grand Prix, the reduced points are only applied if a race is suspended and cannot be continued.

Max Verstappen would have been denied the title if Leclerc had come second, but his last lap error saw him given a 5 second penalty.

The race was red-flagged and had a 2-hour plus delay due to heavy rainfall, with the possibilities of a resumption appearing bleak at several points.