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‘Improving Consistency Is the Focus’ - Toto Previews the Japanese GP

Round four of the 2024 Formula One season sees the grid move from the southern hemisphere in Melbourne to Asia, and an earlier-than-usual Japanese Grand Prix.

Three races down in 2024, and there is work to be done. The team has collected 26 points and sits fourth in the Constructors’ standings.

Despite the tricky start, Toto remains positive before our return to Suzuka.

“It’s good to get back racing in Japan this weekend, after a difficult weekend in Australia,” he said.

“The car has shown strong performance on occasion this year, but we have struggled to deliver this at the critical moments.

“Since Melbourne, we have been focused on improving the consistency of the W15.”

There are few, if any, tracks in the world as iconic as Suzuka. The only circuit on the Formula One calendar that drives as a figure of eight, it provides a truly unique task for teams and drivers alike to conquer.

For Toto, it’s another new environment to put W15 through its paces and build on the intense work that has taken place at Brackley and Brixworth in the past two weeks.

“Suzuka is famous for its mix of famous fast sweeps and low-speed corners.

“The elevation changes will provide a very different challenge to the circuits we have raced at so far.

“It is a good opportunity to build on our learnings and analyse the work that has been undertaken since Australia,” he added.

This year, too, there could well be some unfamiliar conditions to acclimatise to.

“Going to Japan earlier than usual may not have a major impact, but it will be important to understand any changes to the track it does have,” said Toto.

One thing that definitely won’t change is the incredible support from the Japanese fans.

“The atmosphere at Suzuka is always fantastic,” said Toto. “I’m sure this weekend will be no different.”

It is a good opportunity to build on our learnings