A week after the double placement in the points obtained in Singapore, the McLaren is ready to hit the track again on another Asian circuit absent from the world championship since 2019: Suzuka. In the history of the Japanese Grand Prixthe British team boasts the record for the highest number of victories among manufacturers, with 9 wins – the last of which was achieved in 2005 with Kimi Raikkonen – and with the clear intention of repeating Marina Bay’s positive performance.
A goal also reaffirmed by Lando Norrisjust off the podium with the 4th place conquered in the complex Singapore night: “It’s nice to be back in Japan for the first time in three years – said the British – it’s the second of our double round in Asia, the fans have been sensational in Marina Bay and I’m sure it will be the same this weekend in Suzuka. It’s a fun track and I can’t wait to face the challenges it has in store! Singapore was a great result for the team and everyone’s contribution was rewarded as we scored two points in difficult conditions. We are now fully focused on continuing the hard work and building momentum for the last five races of the season ”.
Singapore also allowed a Daniel Ricciardo to recover from a long period of crisis of results, thanks to the 5th place obtained immediately behind his teammate despite the departure from the back of the grid. Moreover, in the past of the Australian in Japan, the number 3 of McLaren boasts a podium obtained in 2017, the year in which he came in 3rd place with Red Bull: “I can’t wait to get back on track this weekend at Suzuka, especially after the pleasant double team result in the Singapore top five. – he added – we managed the conditions well and above all we collected valuable points in the Constructors’ Championship. It is good to see that the hard work of the team has paid off. Japanese fans are always very passionate, and it will be another exciting race in the wake of the Singapore atmosphere. I can’t wait to see the improvements made to my car, as they worked well for Lando this past weekend. The steps forward we have made should allow us to obtain other strong results and to complete the season ”.
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