Wet conditions are expected throughout the build-up to the Japanese Grand Prix but race day should be dry.
Why does Japan’s F1 home now feature a Spa-Francorchamps billboard? And why did one driver tell our scribe in Suzuka to ‘f— off’? Here’s part one of Dieter’s Paddock Diary.
Pictures from the build-up to the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas says he should have expected Mercedes’ instruction for him to let Lewis Hamilton past in the Russian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t understand why some drivers are allowed to make two defensive moves, as he believes Sebastian Vettel did during their fight for position in Russia.
Lewis Hamilton says he is surprised Ferrari have missed opportunities to use their drivers tactically in races this year.
Sebastian Vettel has criticised plans to change Formula 1’s qualifying format as plans for a ‘Q4’ session are under discussion.
Formula 1 drivers want to be able to use their Drag Reduction Systems through 130R to aid overtaking at Suzuka.
F1 cars have become so sensitive to turbulence drivers now need seven seconds of clear air ahead of them in qualifying, according to Sergio Perez.
Formula 1 is discussing whether to keep the rule which forces drivers who reach Q3 to start the race on used tyres, following concerns it favours top teams.
Ferrari has revealed a portion of its new livery carrying the logo of Mission Winnow, a joint promotion with major sponsor Philip Morris International.
Ferrari will unveil a new livery tomorrow ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix in conjunction with sponsor Philip Morris International.
Max Verstappen says he’s encouraged by Honda’s progress with its power unit, which he will use next year, after Franz Todt said they have overtaken Renault.
Don’t miss any of the 2018 Japanese Grand Prix sessions – here are the times for all of this weekend’s action.
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen have again chosen more sets of the softest tyre available for next week’s Japanese Grand Prix than any of their rivals.
The FIA will extend the DRS zones at five of the eight remaining race venues this year, beginning with this weekend’s race at Monza.
The super-hard tyre is unlikely to be used at all in 2018 as Pirelli has not nominated it for the Belgian or Japanese Grand Prix.
Brazil’s place on the 2018 F1 calendar was confirmed by the FIA today following a report into the security problems at this year’s race.
The Shanghai International Circuit will continue to host the Chinese Grand Prix until at least 2020 following the announcement of a new contract.
The 2018 F1 calendar has been revealed and featured Formula One’s first ever triple-header of three consecutive race weekends.