The Japanese Grand Prix is set to take off on Sunday.
First, there will be practice races and then, the qualifying race will go down on Saturday before the main race on Sunday.
The Grand Prix this year has gone through 16 countries, the last of which was Russia. The next stop is Sazuka in Japan.
The main question on most minds is: Who will win the Japanese Grand Prix? That is, which driver has the best chances of winning?
While you make your decision, let’s take a look at some of the driver’s performances and their chances of winning.
Lewis Hamilton has shown us the most impressive performance so far.
He is the championship leader and heads the Grand Prix table with 322 points. It has also been a dominant season for Mercedes, since Hamilton drives Mercedes
Hamilton has won nine races out of the 16 that have gone down this season.
The Japanese Grand Prix is yet to begin, and Hamilton is already elating us with high hopes. He won the last race which was held in Russia. Also, he won the Japanese Grand Prix last year.
We should also remember that Hamilton holds the record of the driver with second most wins in the Japanese Grand Prix, after Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton won the Grand Prix in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. With the performance we have seen this season, he just might be winning again this season.
Valterri Bottas has done quite well this season, even though he is nowhere near Hamilton.
Bottas also drives cars constructed by Mercedes. He has won two races, the Australian Grand Prix and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
He has been able to score 249 points this season and sits second on the table.
Though he really cannot boast of wins in the previous Japanese Grand Prix, he has given us quite an impressive performance, so our hopes are high.
He also drives Mercedes, same Hamilton has been able to drive to victory severally.
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Charles Leclerc has also been able to win two races this season. One in Belgium and the other in Italy.
However, he doesn’t ride Mercedes but Ferrari.
Currently, he sits third on the F1 table and has 215 points.
He might not have any previous wins in the Japanese Grand Prix, but Ferrari have had their share of wins in Japan.
If he brings on his A game, he just might stand a chance at winning.
These drivers will be at the Japanese Grand Prix. Which of them will you be rooting for? Are there other drivers you think stand a better chance of winning?
Let us know in the comments.