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Japan GP: Track notes, DRS, tyres, stats and more

Ahead of this year's Japanese Grand Prix, the artificial grass on the right-hand side at Turn 15 has been removed and replaced with an FIA/FIM double kerb. In addition the drainage at Turn 15 has been improved. As was the case in 2018, there is just one DRS zone, and it is located on the main straight with the detection point 50m before Turn 16 and the activation point 100m before the control line. To cope with the incredible loads demanded of some of the most memorable corners on the F1 calendar, Pirelli has nominated the hardest combination of tyres in its range: C1 as the hard, C2 as the medium, and C3 as the soft. The compounds nominated this year are a step harder than the medium,...
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