Suzuka, you are special! 2023 Japanese GP Preview – Inside Line F1 Podcast

Suzuka, you are special! 2023 Japanese GP Preview - Inside Line F1 Podcast


The Formula 1 circus travels Far East to race in Suzuka, one of the most-legendary circuits on the calendar. The Japanese Formula 1 fans are special for their love for the sport transcends team-driver boundaries. 

But of course, they’ve got Yuki Tsunoda to cheer for, for yet another race. But will he be there in 2024? Should an extension announcement come this weekend?

The key question, though, is – will Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen resume their dominant ways? OR has the ‘flexi’ technical directive literally slowed them down this much? 

Will Charles Leclerc bounce back at Ferrari? We can’t recollect when last was he out-qualified and out-scored by a team-mate for three races in row. Yes, Carlos Sainz has been in splendid form post-summer break.

What about Aston Martin? Will McLaren catch them by the end of the season in the Constructors’ Championship? And of course, Alpine needs to resurrect form and luck as well, not necessarily in that order though.

Suzuka is a gorgeous circuit, the corners are iconic, technical and fast-flowy. There’s every reason that the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix will be a belter!

Tune in.

(Season 2023, Episode 50)

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Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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