One of the most anticipated races of the year in Formula 1 is year after year the Japanese Grand Prix, where championships have historically been difficult to define and although Max Verstappen cannot yet be crowned in the drivers’ championship, Red Bull can be crowned in the constructors’ championship Checo Pérez, who would win this championship for the second year in a row.
For that, Red Bull has to get one more point than Mercedes and care that Ferrari does not beat Checo and Verstappen by more than 24 points so the stage is set.
After the problems in Singapore, the RB19s seem to be back, especially those of Max Verstappen, who flew in qualifying and started from pole position. His victory would virtually secure the constructors’ title for Red Bull. regardless of what Checo Pérez does.
The beginning of Checo Pérez
Checo finished qualifying in fifth place and thanks to the racing speed of the RB19, in addition to the characteristics of the Japanese circuit, It is possible to think of a podium be it due to performance or strategy, but with a good start it becomes easier and easier and in this sense the Mexican has to overtake Charles Leclerc or Lando Norris, you want them to be on the second row of the grid, but If you are not making progress, you must remain calm.
Max Verstappen seems to be in for a quiet start at the top if he knows how to take advantage of it the inexperience of Oscar Piastri, Owner of the second drawer.
Japan, a Grand Prix of Champions
You could say that Japan is a Grand Prix for champions Since 2004, only drivers who have been crowned at least once have won, with the exception of Valtteri Bottas, the 2019 winner. The remaining victories are shared by Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen and Michael Schumacher.