Contemporary from the Singapore GP, the place Verstappen endured a messy race weekend to complete in seventh place, the Dutch driver has his second shot at wrapping up the F1 world drivers’ title.
Whereas Suzuka at all times regarded a extra doubtless venue for the Purple Bull driver to take the championship, which might even be a becoming location as Honda’s dwelling race, Verstappen’s end in Singapore has made the title permutations just a little trickier with each Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez nonetheless within the struggle.
Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36
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How can Verstappen win the 2022 F1 title on the Japanese GP?
Verstappen holds a 104-point lead over Leclerc on the prime of the F1 standings with 5 races to go, whereas Purple Bull team-mate Perez stays in competition 106 factors off the Dutch driver after his victory in Singapore.
In brief, Verstappen must be 112 factors clear on the finish of the Japanese GP to clinch the title with 4 races to spare.
Due to this fact, Verstappen should outscore Leclerc by eight factors and Perez by six factors to take the title in Japan. If a head-to-head is required, it would fall in Verstappen’s favour because of his 11 wins up to now this yr in opposition to Leclerc’s three and Perez’s two.
If Verstappen seals the crown in Japan, it could match the feat of successful the title with 4 races to spare achieved by Michael Schumacher in 2001 and 2004 and Sebastian Vettel in 2011.
George Russell, Mercedes W13
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Right here’s how Verstappen can seal the F1 world title on the Japanese GP:
If Verstappen wins with the quickest lap he’s champion
If Verstappen wins with out the quickest lap and Leclerc finishes third or decrease, no matter the place Perez finishes
If Verstappen finishes second, Leclerc finishes fifth with out the quickest lap or decrease, Perez finishes fifth with out the quickest lap or decrease
If Verstappen finishes third with the quickest lap, Leclerc finishes sixth or decrease and Perez finishes fifth or decrease
If Verstappen finishes third with out the quickest lap, Leclerc finishes seventh or decrease and Perez finishes fifth or decrease
If Verstappen finishes fourth, Leclerc finishes eighth with out the quickest lap or decrease or Perez finishes seventh with out the quickest lap or decrease
If Verstappen finishes fifth, Leclerc finishes ninth with out the quickest lap or decrease and Perez finishes eighth with out the quickest lap or decrease
If Verstappen finishes sixth, Leclerc finishes 11th or decrease and Perez is ninth with out the quickest lap or decrease
Any different outcomes which don’t match into these a number of eventualities and the title struggle rolls on to the US GP.
Sergio Perez, Purple Bull Racing, 1st place, in Parc Ferme
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Full 2022 Japanese GP session timings
Friday seventh October 2022
Free Observe 1: Four:00am-5:00am BST (12:00pm-1:00pm native)
Free Observe 2: 7:00am-Eight:30am BST (three:00pm-Four:30pm native)*
*FP2 prolonged on the Japanese and United States GPs for tyre testing
Saturday eighth October 2022
Free Observe three: Four:00am-5:00am BST (12:00pm-1:00pm native)
Qualifying: 7:00am-Eight:00am BST (three:00pm-Four:00pm native)
Sunday ninth October 2022
Race: 6:00am BST (2:00pm native)
How can I watch System 1?
In the UK System 1 is just broadcast reside on Sky Sports activities, with highlights proven on Channel Four a number of hours after the race has completed. Dwell streaming via NOW can be obtainable within the UK.
Sky Sports activities F1, which broadcasts the F1 races, might be added as a part of the Sky Sports activities channels which prices £20 a month for brand new prospects. Sky Sports activities can be accessed via NOW with a one-off day fee of £11.98p or a month membership of £33.99p per thirty days.
Followers wanting to look at the race totally free must wait till the Saturday afternoon (qualifying) or Sunday afternoon (race) to see the highlights on Channel Four.
How can I watch the Japanese GP?
Channel: Sky Sports activities F1 HD and Sky Sports activities Fundamental Occasion
Channel numbers – Sky: 406 and 401
Channel numbers – Virgin Media: 506 and 501
Sky Sports activities has reside and unique broadcasting rights in the UK, with the build-up to the F1 Singapore GP race ranging from Four:30am on Sky Sports activities F1 and Sky Sports activities Fundamental Occasion forward of lights out at 6:00am.
Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03
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When can I watch the F1 Japanese GP highlights?
· Channel: Channel Four
· Begin time: Qualifying – 10:50am Saturday, Race – 12:30pm Sunday
Channel Four has the rights to point out the Japanese GP highlights of qualifying and the race.
Will the F1 Japanese GP be on the radio?
Dwell radio protection of each apply, qualifying and race for the 2022 F1 season shall be obtainable on the BBC Radio 5 Dwell or 5 Dwell Sports activities Further stations and by way of the BBC Sport web site.
Protection of the Japanese GP will begin at 6:00am BST on BBC Radio 5 Dwell and the BBC Sounds app.
Climate forecast for the Japanese GP
Suzuka is ready for heat however combined situations all through the race weekend, with a excessive likelihood of rain on Friday and Sunday. Highs of 21 levels Celsius are predicted on Sunday for the beginning of the race, 9 levels colder than the Singapore GP final day out.
Most F1 Japanese GP wins
Michael Schumacher: 6 wins (1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
Lewis Hamilton: 5 wins (2007, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Sebastian Vettel: Four wins (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)