JAKARTA - Red Bull will be able to defend their constructors' title this season if they get one point more than Mercedes, and Ferrari doesn't beat them as much as 24 points.
Red Bull currently have a 308-point lead over Mercedes and 332 points over Ferrari, with just 309 points - including points from sprint and fastest lap races - which are still won after suzuka.
If Red Bull ends the weekend with a point difference of only 309 points from Mercedes, they will still be champions based on the win in the race.
In Sunday's September 24 race will be the 37th Japanese Grand Prix in the history of the world and 33rd championships at Suzuka.
Suzuka, known as a narrow and high-speed circuit that is typical of an eight-digit layout. This circuit has a fast bend of Degner 1 and 2,AME, and 130R, which can be taken at 295 km/hour.
Dari pebalap yang akan berlaga, Hamilton telah memenangkan lima kali di Jepang (2007 di Fuji, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018) dan Fernando Alonso dua kali (2006 suzuka dan 2008 Fuji). Pemenang lainnya adalah Max Verstappen (2022) dan Valtteri Bottas (2019). Sementara Mercedes telah memenangkan enam dari tujuh Grand Prix Jepang terakhir.
Ferrari last won at Suzuka, Honda's circuit, with Michael Schumacher in 2004. The German won the Japanese Grand Prix six times.
In 32 competitions in suzuka, the winner came from the front row 27 times and was in pole position 16 times. Kimi Raikkonen won from 17th position in 2005 with McLaren. Nine of the last 16 winners started from pole position. Yuki Tsunoda of AlphaTauri is the only Japanese racer on the grid.
Verstappen has won 12 of his 15 races this season, his record 10 consecutive wins ended in Singapore last week.
The Dutchman has won 47 wins from 178 races and is in fifth place on the all-time list. Alain Prost, with 51 wins, is in fourth place.
Red Bull has won 14 of 15 races this season, and was only stolen by Carlos Sainz of Ferrari who won in Singapore. Red Bull also set a team record with six one-two finishes in 2023.
Hamilton has a record 103 wins from 325 races but has never won since the Saudi Arabian GP in December 2021. Alonso from Aston Martin had 32 wins, the last in Spain in 2013 with Ferrari, from 370 races which was a record.
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz is chasing his third pole in a row.
Hamilton has a record 104 pole.
Red Bull has won pole 10 times this season. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc won the top spot in Azerbaijan and Belgium, Hamilton in Hungary, and Sainz in Italy and Singapore. Verstappen has won eight poles for 2023.
Six teams and 10 riders have appeared on the podium this season: Red Bull, Alpine, Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes, and Ferrari.
Verstappen's fifth podium achievement in Singapore is the first time he has not been on the podium since Brazil last November.
Verstappen holds a record for the number of podiums in one season - 18 in 2021 - and has reached 14 podiums so far in 2023. Michael Schumacher is the only rider to have been on the podium in every race in a season, in 2002.
Verstappen currently leads team-mate Sergio Perez with 151 points.
AlphaTauri's substitute, Liam Lawson, won his first point in Singapore's ninth finish, making him the 350th rider to score points in the Formula One world championship race.
Seven different riders have scored the fastest laps of the season - Alonso, Guanyu Zhou of Alfa Romeo, Verstappen (6), Perez (2), Hamilton (3), George Russell of Mercedes, and Oscar Piastri of McLaren.
Suzuka Circuit Data
One lap distance: 5.807km. Total distance: 307.471km (53 rounds)
Pole position 2022: Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull one minute 29.304 seconds
2022 race winners: Verstappen
race lap record: Lewis Hamilton (England) Mercedes, 2019: one minute 30.983 seconds.
Start time: 0500 GMT (1400 local time)
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