Setting the scene for Japan

Setting the scene for Japan

The tightest of championship fights arrives at one of the most incredible grand prix circuits. The combination will not leave anyone indifferent. Edd Straw sets the scene of what will be thriller

Get on a plane for six hours, hang around an airport terminal for three more, then board another plane for nine or 10 hours. Next, head to the trains, trundle along for a while, jump onto another one, then get a taxi and, if you're lucky, you might now be in Suzuka.

So epic a 24-hour journey might dampen enthusiasm for most ventures, but when you're heading to what is arguably the best circuit on the Formula 1 calendar, it passes in the blink of an eye. The Japanese Grand Prix is unquestionably one of the highlights of the Formula 1 season.

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