The Asian tour continues to the Formula 1 World Championship. After a chaotic weekend from a meteorological point of view on the Singapore side, the field joins the legendary Suzuka circuit in Japan, where rain could still potentially fall.
THE ENTIRE SINGAPORE FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX PROGRAMME
Mercedes had also won a world title, it was the constructor’s title in 2019. Of course we also want, like all Japanese GPs, even more so in the rain, for Jules Bianchi, who tragically disappeared during the GP at Suzuka in 2014.
Suzuka will also be an opportunity for the Japanese to see their driver, Yuki Tsunoda at work. In a difficult season, a Grand Prix on home soil should give him the opportunity to move on, the one who sees his seat under threat day by day after his poor performances and not always exemplary behaviour. In a country as fan of Formula 1 as Japan, the audience should be important, even if no team is equipped with a Honda engine. Since 1976, Suzuka has become a temple of Formula 1 with a legendary hairpin sequence, 200R, Spoon and 130 R, 4 of the most legendary corners of the season and in the history of Formula 1.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7
- 5:00 – 6:00: Free training 1 to follow Canal + Sport (normal).
- 8:00 – 9:30: Free exercise 2 to follow Canal + Sport (normal).
SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER
- 5:00 – 6:00: Free training 3 to follow Canal + Sport (normal).
- 8:00 – 9:00: The qualifying session that follows Channel + Sports.
SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER
- 07.00: Grand Prix follows Channel +.
SUZUKA, A CAR TEMPLE
With a length of 5,807 km, the Suzuka circuit is one of the longest distances of the season. He is also one of the fastest. The lap record was set at over 240 km/h by Sebastian Vettel during the 2019 Japanese GP during the lap that gave him GP pole position. In the race, the Grand Prix is run at an average speed of 225 km/h. It is a circuit that consists of very fast sections with two long straights that allow overtaking as well as two high-speed corners that are 130 and 200R, the legends of motorsport. On the rest of the route, there are two sections of consecutive turns, turns 3 to 6 and 15 to 17, which offer few opportunities for overtaking and come to break the rhythm of this high-speed circuit.
On most of the fast tracks of the season, it was Max Verstappen who won. After a very difficult weekend on the Singapore side, there is no doubt that the Dutchman will want to recover and end his great season with a win and thus a world title in Japan. Be careful though, his teammate Sergio Perez doesn’t hear it that way and wants to continue riding the positive wave after his win to make the excitement last, why not until Mexico, at home?
MAX VERSTAPPEN CHAMPION AT JAPANESE GP 2022 IF:
- He wins the race
- He finishes 2nd, that Perez doesn’t reach the podium and that Leclerc doesn’t finish in the Top 4
- He finishes 3rd, Perez 6th or more and Leclerc 7th or more
- He finishes 4th, Perez 7th or more and Leclerc 8th or more
- He finishes 5th, Perez 8th or more and Leclerc 9th or more
- He finished 6th, Perez 9th or more and Leclerc didn’t score points.
THE RECENT WINNERS OF THE JAPANESE FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX