One thing that Scuderia Ferrari have going for them is that their recent updates seem to be working nicely. They had the fastest car in Malaysia – which should have been a Mercedes track – and If that form can transfer to the races for the rest of the year then maybe they can do the seemingly impossible to turn around their deficit to Lewis Hamilton.
In order for this to happen and to keep the championship fight alive, the Maranello team desperately needs a win at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix and even more, the Italian side hopes to bring both cars ahead of Mercedes to gain as much as possible ahead of the last four races of the 2017 Formula One season. Mercedes on the other hand have struggled for pace, but despite that came away with a first and second for Lewis Hamilton and he now has a healthy 34 point lead over Scuderia Ferrari German driver Sebastian Vettel with only five races remaining. That means there are 125 points on offer for the rest of the season and that’s not a lot, especially when you are up against a fired up Lewis Hamilton. The Maranello team really needs to win the remaining races and also put drivers between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
Join us for the latest updates, news and results from the Suzuka Circuit as the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF70H, ready to challenge Mercedes and Red Bull for the win.