Japanese Grand Prix hours away!!
In just under 20 hours time the race weekend officially starts in terms of the Japanese Gand Prix. It appears that the race will be run in dry conditions, with only some cloud cover predicted for the qualies. The means that the qualies will be interesting, given the Ferrari preference for warmer weather.
The championship is still very delicately balanced with no team at the front able to afford not to finish well up in the points. Certainly we will see Kimi driving to support Felipe and Heikki to support Lewis. I think that the really interesting decision will be the fuel strategy as in the dry the Ferrari should have the advantage and Mclaren will need to try to counter this.
If they (Mclaren) are serious about trying to win and not just to drive for the championship, then they will need to follow a strategy where they try to dominate from the front. Ferrari will certainly do this as they will look to try to gain a good lead off the front and dominate with their better performance under dry conditions.
My hope as always is that Mclaren finish with a one two (in any order), but I think that Heikki may be a little out classed by his rivals in Ferrari.