All roads lead to Japan for the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend. Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton are coming from the back of an amazing win in Russia Sochi.
Mercedes enjoyed a 1 and 2 finish in Russia ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc who managed to complete the race while Sebastian Vettel who had led the race for most of the time got his first DNF of the season.
This weekend though, there threatens to be a storm in Japan that has seen the Qualifying race pushed to morning hours and the race in the afternoon.
There is also a likelihood that the qualifying will not happen at all in Japan should the storms continue to show and the drivers reserve the energy for the race.
Of course, some of the drivers have come out to call that the Japanese Grand Prix be rescheduled or completely taken to another country given that they experience the same kind of weather issues every season.
This makes sense but the big question is if this is to be done, how soon will FIA have a solution or replacement for Japan and what will it take to organize all that.
Seeing as the race could still go on despite typhoon Hagibis looking on at the horizon, it could start basing on the results that were collected from Final Practice two session where Hamilton is leading with team mate Voltari Bottas just right behind him to conclude a Mercedes 1 and 2.
Max Verstappen is in third position ahead of the two Ferraris Leclerc and Vettel.
The driver who was the most impressive in Russia, Alex Albon rounds off the top 6 slots. He will definitely be the guy to watch out for this weekend yet again when the lights go out in Japan and the race resumes.
For Toto Wolf, Horner and Matteo Binoto it will be a question of coming up with the best winning strategies to try and fend off the others.
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Author: Moses Echodu
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