Suzuka International Circuit
After securing its first FIA WTCC title* in Shanghai, the Citroën Total team is off to Japan. José María López could become the first Argentine to win an FIA World Championship since Juan Manuel Fangio claimed his fifth and final crown in 1957.
In the other two Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs, Yvan Muller and Sébastien Loeb are already focusing on their preparations for the 2015 season.
* Subject to publication of the official results by the FIA
CRÉATIVE TECHNOLOGIE QUICK CHAT WITH...
JOSÉ MARÍA LÓPEZ
“I have to stay focused till the end. At the start of the season, I wasn’t thinking about winning the title. I was just there to do as well as I could and to help the team meet its goals. Although I’ve been leading since qualifying in Marrakech, I refused to think about the title until I won both races in Argentina. In Shanghai, I felt more nervous, as I felt the moment was drawing nearer. “I have already won several titles over the course of my career, but I have to say that the prospect of becoming World Champion surpasses anything I’ve experienced before. There’s a lot of pressure, but it’s nice pressure to have to cope with!”
RACING FOCUS - JAPAN
•The Suzuka Internation circuit is located 400km south-east of Tokyo, near Nagoya the circuit is famous for hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix since 1987
•This year’s races will take place on the full Grand Prix circuit, which measures 5.807km and mostly consists of successions of quick bends