Formula 1 heads straight to Japan after last weekend's Korean Grand Prix, for round 15 of the Championship. Suzuka is a favourite circuit for many drivers because of its classic layout and its fast and technical characteristics.
There are no room for mistakes at Suzuka as the circuit features a combination of corners which flow together, denying the drivers any rest. The circuit is equally challenging for the teams, who need to find a compromise for a good overall car balance.
Suzuka has a high-downforce layout for which the hard and medium tyres nominated this year should be well suited. Pirelli brought the soft and the hard compounds in 2012, when we saw a two-stop race strategy.
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