Race Preview: Japanese Grand Prix 2019
In the 2019 season of Formula One, only five Grand Prix races left. The upcoming Formula One race is in Japan from 11-13 October. In the Japanese GP, it is going to be interesting to see the fight between teams like- Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.
In the Japanese Grand Prix, it will be an interesting fight between Mercedes and Scuderia Ferrari.
Formula One has held
In the Japanese Grand Prix, team McLaren has won most (9) races. Former German driver Michael Schumacher has won most (6) F1 races in Suzuka and Lewis Hamilton has won 5 races.
Hat-trick chance for Lewis Hamilton
In the last Grand Prix race at Russia, team Mercedes made a one-two finish. Mercedes’ star player Lewis Hamilton won that race and he will look for his 10th F1 race win in 2019. If; Lewis Hamilton win this race then he will equal Michael Schumacher’s record of most wins (6) in the Japanese Grand Prix. The 34-year-old British driver has won last two F1 races at Japan and tomorrow it is a hattrick chance for Hamilton to win the race in Japanese Grand Prix.
Except for Hamilton, Bottas is also in a good form and this is a good sign for team Mercedes. In this season, Hamilton and Bottas’ brilliant performances helped team Mercedes to place on the top spot in Constructors standings. Mercedes is in a supreme form. A few days ago, Mercedes introduced minor upgrading in their W10 cars to beat Ferrari and Red Bull. In Japanese Grand Prix, they will definitely want to extend their lead in Constructors table.
Ferrari looks to overcome from team-order issue
Scuderia Ferrari is the only team, who gave a tough fight to Mercedes, till now. In September, Ferrari has won three consecutive races but failed to win in the last Grand Prix at Russia. In the last two races, we saw that Scuderia Ferrari failed to execute their team plans. There are some team-order issues in Scuderia Ferrari. If; they want to win in the Japanese Grand Prix, then they have to solve these issues in a team as soon as possible.
In the last two races, we saw that the coordination between Ferrari’s two main drivers (Charles Leclerc & Sebastian Vettel) was very poor. In the last races, Ferrari’s management was not happy with Leclerc’s race. Ferrari is a good team. They have to solve the issues between Leclerc and Vettel before the Japanese GP.
Others teams like – Red Bull and McLaren also doing good this season but there points in Constructors table are very less as compare to Ferrari and Mercedes. McLaren has the most (9) wins in the Japanese Grand Prix. In this race, they want to continue their good record in the Japanese GP. On the other hand, Red Bull will hope for a high-quality performance from their star driver Max Verstappen.
Weather Problem in Japan – Typhoon Hagibis
Before the Japanese GP, organizers said that they are keeping a close eye on the advance of Typhoon Hagibis and are working to minimize any disruption to this weekend’s schedule. Most of the people are expecting that Typhoon will hit the Tokyo area this weekend.
Update: #Hagibis #F1 is still a powerful super typhoon with gusts above 300 kph.— Steffen Dietz (@sdietzf1) October 8, 2019
Numerical models are in good agreement regarding track through Friday, afterwards some uncertainties arise. From today’s point of view landfall is likely between Suzuka and Tokyo on Saturday. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/ooMxgvXZ5z
“The FIA (Formula One’s governing body), Formula One, Suzuka Circuit and the Japanese Automobile Federation are closely monitoring Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the 2019 FIA Formula One Japanese Grand Prix,” organizers said in a statement on Thursday.
Pre-Race Press Conference
Everyone is very excited for the Japanese Grand Prix. It will be interesting to see who will win the battle on a Suzuka circuit. The final race is at 10:40 AM (IST) on October 13.