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Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix
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All eyes will be on two racers on Sunday when Formula 1 drivers take to the track at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan.
Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso are tied atop the drivers standings with 116 points apiece with only two races to go. Schumacher and Alonso finished one-two in China last week, which allowed Schumacher to close a two-point gap. The win was Schumacher's second in a row and fifth in his last seven races. Alonso has been on a very long cold streak since winning four races in a row back in May and June. Alonso hasn't seen the checkered flag since winning the Canadian Grand Prix back in late June. Alonso has had three second-place finishes over that span, but he also was forced to retire on two occasions.
The battle between Schumacher and Alonso isn't the only one F1 fans will be keeping an eye on this weekend. Schumacher's Ferrari team and Alonso's Renault team are neck and neck at the top of the constructors championship. Heading into Japan, Renault sits only one point ahead of Ferrari. Out of 16 races so far this season Renault has won seven of them, while Ferrari has eight wins. Of course Alonso has six of them and Schumacher has seven. Felipe Massa added another win for Ferrari, while Giancarlo Fisichella won the second race of the season for Renault.
If history plays a part this weekend Schumacher should have a pretty big edge over Alonso. Schumacher has won a record six times at Suzuka, with his last win coming in 2004. Alonso's best finish at Suzuka was last year when he finished third behind Kimi Raikkonen and Fisichella.
The oddsmakers have only Schumacher and Alonso in sight at Suzuka, with Raikkonen barely coming into view. Schumacher comes in as a -120 favorite, while Alonso is a +175 underdog. Raikkonen, who may have won in Japan last year but is still looking for his first victory this season, is listed at +800.
After they finish up in Japan, Formula 1 heads to Brazil for the final race of the season. Whichever racer, Schumacher or Alonso, finishes first this weekend will have a big advantage in the race to the championship in Brazil. No matter what happens, you can be assured Schumacher's final race of his F1 career next week will be memorable.
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