This week's two back-to-back grands prix just a few hundred miles apart over the Sea of Japan could not be more different.
Korea's Yeongam track is a brand new facility which joins long straights to a mix of medium speed corners, while Suzuka in Japan is a classic circuit packed with high-speed, high-energy curves.
Korea therefore demands a balance between downforce and drag to offset the very different efficiency requirement of the three sectors, while Suzuka is a high downforce track, with extreme loads being forced upon the cars through some of the toughest corners on the calendar.
No team has the resources to bring major developments to the tracks at this stage of the season without sacrificing development for next year.
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