Red Bull have a chance to confirm their second constructor’s title in as many years when the motorsport circus visits Suzuka this weekend.
Red Bull can win the team title if they outscore Mercedes and avoid being outscored by Ferrari by 24 or more points.
Carlos Sainz became the first non-Red-Bull driver this season to step on the top step of the podium during the last race in Singapore.
2023 Champion-Elect Max Verstappen failed to win for the first time in 10 races but fought up the order to finish in the top five after having a rough race.
I think there will be a familiar face on the top step in Japan, and it will be followed by the all too familiar Dutch-Austrian national anthem duo.
This is Yuki Tsunoda’s home race and with AlphaTauri’s 2024 driver lineup still unknown, a points finish for Yuki Tsunoda at his home race could secure him a seat for next year.
Sainz will try and take advantage of the form he has found and will want to keep the feeling of the podium stay for as long as possible.
Lewis Hamilton picked up his 196th podium of his career last weekend after taking advantage of the mistake his Teammate George Russell made last week.
I think Mercedes will pick up crucial points this weekend.
I think the Podium will be filled with three different teams. They will be Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes.