F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2022: time, schedule, TV and where to watch the Suzuka race live online
The Japanese GP hasn’t been held since 2019 due to the covid-19 pandemic, and this weekend the race will finally return to the Suzuka International Circuit.
Formula One returns to Suzuka International Circuit for the Japanese Grand Prix for the first time since 2019, after being put off due to the covid-19 pandemic. Fans will be looking forward to the race, which is considered one of the most entertaining ones on the F1 calendar.
F1 Japanese Grand Prix 2022
Verstappen on the brink
Reigning world champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull will have another chance to secure his second consecutive world title on Sunday after failing to seal the deal in Singapore last week, where he finished in seventh place.
If he claims victory in Suzuka and his closest rival, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, fails to finish second, he would win the 2022 World Championship. Verstappen could also win the crown if he wins the race and gets the extra point for recording the fastest lap, regardless of how all the other drivers perform.
The reigning champion is currently ahead of Leclerc by 104 points after winning 11 out of the 17 competitions already held. There are only four races left on the F1 season for 2022- the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Abu Dhabi.
Aside from the Dutch driver possibly wrapping up this year’s championship, one other thing to watch out for during this weekend’s Grand Prix is the performance of Japanese pilot Yuki Tsunoda, who is raring to have his first race at home.
Mercedes showed promise during Friday’s wet practice sessions, with George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finishing first and second, while Verstappen ended in third. There could be more rain during Sunday’s race, which could make the contest more interesting and the results more unpredictable.
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