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Summerside Toyota Japanese Grand Prix preview

The inaugural Canadian eMotorsports Network Formula 1 Series season will hit its three-quarter point this Thursday, completing the quick tour of Asia at the Summerside Toyota Japanese Grand Prix from the virtual Suzuka International Racing Course.

The live broadcast will begin with the pre-race show at 7:30 p.m. EST on the Canadian eMotorsports Network Facebook page, followed by live qualifying starting at 7:40 p.m. EST, and then by the race itself immediately afterward.

Darcy Ford made a nice move on Corbin MacAulay in the final laps to win the Pressed 4 Time Print, Copy and Design Chinese Grand Prix last week, the third victory of the season for the Ares Racing Ferrari driver.

MacAulay extended his lead atop the driver standings in his Hurricanes eMotorsports Honda, as his second-place finish gave him a 36-point edge over Ford, who moved ahead of Zach Sullivan after the North Border Racing driver was unable to start the race.

On the constructor’s side of the equation, Hurricanes eMotorsports overtook North Border Racing atop the standings, with their 213 points being good enough for a 17-point lead while Alpha Flow Honda and Ares Ferrari are separated by just five points for third place.

The 5.807-km Suzuka circuit is a classic Formula 1 stop, with plenty of high-speed corners and technical components to test the drivers.

The lap begins with the aptly-named First Turn, a sweeping right-hander that connects with Turn 2, where a good exit is key in approaching the four ‘S’ Curves before coming to the sweeping left-hander known as the Dunlop Curve.

After navigating the Degner Corner and Turn 9, drivers will go through an underpass before coming to Turn 11, a tight hairpin also known as Kobayashi Corner. Upon exit, drivers will hit the 200R, a sweeping right-hander taken at high speed before coming to the Spoon Curve, a long left-hander leading into a long straightaway.

At the end of the straightaway is 130R, one of the fastest corners in all of Formula 1, which needs to be taken cleanly before heavy braking into the Casio Triangle chicane, then exiting into Turn 18 to get back onto the start-finish straightaway.

Here is a look at the standings entering round 12 of the Canadian eMotorsports Network Formula 1 Series.

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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
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Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020