Verstappen’s successful Suzuka weekend may be ruined by a crucial change revealed by a pundit.

Verstappen’s successful Suzuka weekend may be ruined by a crucial change revealed by a pundit.

The wind direction on race day at the Japanese Grand Prix, according to Sky Sports F1 analyst Bernie Collins, could surprise the drivers as Red Bull looks to clinch the 2023 championship this weekend.

Some people, according to the former Aston Martin strategy engineer, will be caught off guard by the weekend’s complete change in wind direction.

This could throw a wrench in Red Bull’s plans as they look to recover from a disappointing Singapore GP last weekend and gain enough points over their competitors to win the constructors’ world championship in 2023.

Collins said: “It is much windier today, for this session, than it was this morning, during FP2 on Friday.

Through those esses at the beginning of the lap, there is a headwind.
That’s actually pretty good for the balance of the car, but Sunday is expected to bring a tailwind through that section.

It will be interesting to see if anyone is caught off guard on Sunday since Saturday is the same as today.

issues with DRS at Suzuka.

Max Verstappen won both practice sessions on Friday for Red Bull, demonstrating their exceptional speed thus far in Japan.

Red Bull will believe they have a good chance of returning to winning ways at Suzuka, despite the fact that teammate Sergio Perez appeared to be a little off the pace.

At a track that has been a part of Formula One since 1987, the teams will have to deal with a variety of issues, including changing weather conditions.

Collins also mentioned how DRS functions differently at Suzuka.

“Turning the DRS off, both [Anthony Davidson] and Karun [Chandhok] mentioned it,” she said.
When the driver lifts the wheel or applies the brake, the DRS typically closes.
Typically, the DRS closes that mechanism as you turn into a corner.

Here, because they are maintaining full throttle for such a long time, they are merely pressing the steering-wheel button in the same manner that they would to operate it.


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