Looking ahead to the Japanese GP

Suzuka is one of the all-time classic circuits, and would be a fitting venue for Jenson Button to be crowned world champion

Suzuka is one of the most exciting tracks in the world to drive. Along with Monaco and Spa, they're the only tracks I go back to and think, ‘God, I wish I was still driving'. They are all just amazing challenges.

As you go past the pits, you take a deep breath before that flat-out right-hander, then it's into a rollercoaster ride of lateral g-force until you get to the hairpin, something like 30 seconds later. It's an incredible section of track: get on the internet and search for footage of Ayrton Senna's qualifying laps, watch him fighting the wheel as he manually changes gear – it's brilliant stuff.

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