Five themes to watch for in Japan

Five themes to watch for in Japan

Can anyone beat the Red Bulls this weekend? Can McLaren recover from qualifying? Can Kamui Kobayashi become the most successful Japanese driver on home turf? All questions posed and discussed by Edd Straw ahead of the race

Red Bull 'feeling fantastic'

After taking pole position, Sebastian Vettel described his Red Bull as 'fantastic'. It certainly looked it, as watching the onboard footage of his lap showed a car so well-poised that it was indistinguishable from last year's all-conquering machine here.

He's 29 points off the championship lead and is clear favourite for the race. Having won last time out at Singapore and tamed a circuit that is a tremendous test of car and driver, he now has the machinery to close the gap.

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