Mercedes upgrade in Ferrari battle ahead of Japanese GP

Mercedes will presentminor upgrades onto their W10 car at this weekends Japanese GP, since they bid to cancel Ferraris strong form and take actions closer to F1s world titles.
On the weekend where they could procure a consecutive Constructors Championship by delivering a outcome, Mercedes have verified some development parts will be added into their car to get Suzuka – among the sport flowing and downforce-critical circuits.
Mercedes ultimately ended Ferraris three-race winning streak with a one-two in Russia, with team boss Toto Wolff saying that theymade the most of our opportunities and Lewis (Hamilton) and Valtteri (Bottas) drove flawlessly.
But the world championship leaders have been under no illusions about the challenge two weeks, going into the final of the season.
The triumph in Sochi does not alter the fact that Ferrari had a more powerful start to the second portion of the year than we did, said Wolff.
Well bring some minor upgrades to the car in Japan which can help us take a step in the right direction; yet, we know that we need to extract everything out of our car and the tyres if we want to be able to struggle for a win.
Much like Sochi, Suzuka has established a stronghold for Mercedes from the hybrid-engine era.
The group have won five races at that time – with Lewis Hamilton triumphing on four events and their cars have proved the two in each qualifying session because 2014. But, Mercedes procured a rod stake in July back in 2019.
We have a strong track record there, having won each Japanese Grand Prix from the hybrid era, but we expect this season to be challenging given the potency of our competitors, added Wolff.
It will be an extremely close battle on trail – and yet one which we very much look forward to. Our goals for the final quarter of this season are apparent and its up to us to ensure we reach them.
October 10, thursday
6am: Drivers Press Conference
9am: Welcome to the Weekend
Friday, October 11
1.45m: Japanese GP Practice One build-up
2am: Western GP Practice One
5.45m: Japanese GP Exercise Two build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
6am: Japanese GP Exercise Two (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
8.30am: Japanese GP Story So Far (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
Saturday
3.45m: Japanese GP Practice Three build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
4am: Western GP Practice Three (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
5.10m: Japanese GP Paddock Walkabout (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
6am: Western GP Qualifying build-up (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
7am: Japanese GP Qualifying (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
8.30am: The F1 Display (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
10am, 1.30pm & 5pm: Japanese GP Qualifying highlights
October 13, sunday
4.30am: Western GP Pit Lane Live
5.30am: Western GP On The Grid (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
6.10am: THE JAPANESE GRAND PRIX LIVE! (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
8am: Japanese GP Paddock Live (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
9am: Japanese GP Notebook (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
9.30am: Japanese GP replay (simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
12pm: Japanese GP highlights
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