This Sunday sees the 35th running of the Japanese Grand Prix. It has been held on just two circuits; four times at the Fuji Speedway and the remaining 30 at Suzuka Circuit. Scuderia Ferrari has won seven times.
The Italian side will be desperate to quickly erase the memory of that mess in Sochi after a renaissance which had seen them claim victory in the three previous races (two from young gun Charles Leclerc and one from four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel).
Suzuka presents a unique test for F1 drivers with its figure eight layout, and should again provide a fascinating spectacle when the 2019 running plays out.
Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto previews the next round of the 2019 Formula 1 season, the Japanese Grand Prix:
“Our performance level was good in Sochi, which is how we managed to take our fourth straight pole position, but we know that in order to be at the front in Japan, every aspect of our work must be perfect. That’s the way we are going to approach the race in Suzuka, trying to extract all the available performance from the car package. If we can do that, then we hope to be able to be as competitive as we have been in recent races.
Sebastian and Charles both adore this circuit. There is much that is special about it, from the sequence of corners in the first sector, to the incredible reception we get from the fans all weekend long. We hope they will be able to enjoy a thrilling race weekend.” – Mattia Binotto explained, as reported by the Maranello team’s official website earlier today.