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Mercedes shows its title-winning pedigree as Ferrari stumbles again

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Japanese Grand Prix

Diary: Max reigns supreme in driver FIFA tournament in washed-out Japan

The Formula One paddock is a busy place that hosts a lot of serious business over a race weekend, so we try to bring you some of the news stories you might otherwise miss ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Saturday's track activity in Japan cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

Qualifying day at the Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled due to the impact Typhoon Hagibis is expected to have on the Suzuka area on Saturday.

Mercedes favourites in Japan in spite of typhoon

Ferrari's car has come a long way in a short period of time, but there was little doubt after Friday practice in Japan that Mercedes still has the best all-round package at this circuit.

Formula 1

Japanese Grand Prix

Ferrari held talks with Leclerc, Vettel after Russia controversy

Sebastian Vettel admits events at the Russian Grand Prix could have been handled better after he ignored team orders to let Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc past during the race.

Japanese Grand Prix cheat sheet: What time does it start? Where can I watch it?

Here's everything you need to know about the Japanese Grand Prix, including who's calling the shots at Ferrari and how Mercedes can make history.

Ferrari tensions

Was Vettel right to question Ferrari's team orders in Sochi?

Our F1 team debates the biggest issues in the sport right now, namely Ferrari's handling of the escalating tensions between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.

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Brawns warns Ferrari of 'potentially explosive' Vettel-Leclerc partnership

Ferrari legend Ross Brawn has warned his former team it will need to carefully manage the dynamic between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc to prevent an all-out civil war.

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