As with the Singapore Grand Prix, the Japanese GP makes its long-awaited return after a three-year absence.
And just as with the Singapore GP that was affected by heavy rain, it appears we can expect more wet weather to strike the Suzuka circuit over the weekend.
That could add to any nervousness on the part of Max Verstappen who simply needs to win, with the fastest-lap point, to become a two-time champion no matter the result of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez.
Thankfully, as we have seen in the past in this part of the world, there are at least no typhoons lurking in the region, but the forecast remains an intriguing one nonetheless which could have a bearing on the championship.
The predicted rain appeared on Friday with final practice and qualifying on Saturday taking place on a dry track.
But what an we expect on Sunday?
Japanese Grand Prix weather forecast
The race should be a captivating one if the forecast follows through to Sunday with the chance of rain now 96 per cent as the lights go out at 2pm local [6am BST].
Temperatures will do nothing to aid tyre warm-up, currently, only 17 degrees Celsius, with wind speeds again a non-factor in the low single digits.