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2013 Formula 1™ Japanese Grand Prix

OK VFans time to buckle your seatbelts for another weekend of Formula 1 zoom zoom. This Sunday Marussia faces 53 laps of Suzuka at the Japanese Grand Prix.

The Japanese circuit is a real test of driver ability with some of the most challenging corners – the flat-out 130R and Spoon Curve are among the drivers’ favourites.

Marussia’s Team Principal John Booth says, “This weekend presents another challenge since neither Jules nor Max have driven at Suzuka previously. It has been raining heavily at the circuit today but our forecast suggests this won’t last, so I hope we can enjoy conditions more conducive to achieving our objectives.”

Now for a word from our drivers…

Jules Bianchi, Driver #22

“I am very much looking forward to racing here at Suzuka. It is a track that is associated with some of the greatest moments in Formula 1 history and racing here will be one of the highlights of my debut season, regardless of the outcome. It is also a real test of car and driver with some fantastic corners, which I have only ever been able to sample on the simulator until now. I love Japan and I can’t wait to be driving in front of the incredible fans here.”

Max Chilton, Driver #23

“I came straight to Japan from Korea so I would have the opportunity to explore a little because there are so many fantastic things to experience here. This will be another new challenge and one that I have been looking forward to because it is such a technical circuit and because of all the history attached to it. The fans are also pretty special, both in and out of the circuit. Seeing them camped outside the drivers’ hotel is quite something, never mind the reception we get when we’re out on track.”

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