All eyes are on Red Bull as the Formula One circus sets up shop in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, for the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.

While an uncharacteristically poor showing from Red Bull on Sunday in Singapore means that Max Verstappen will have to wait to clinch his third consecutive driver’s title, the Honda-powered team will be looking to secure a second straight constructors' championship on the home turf of its engine supplier.

The significance of what that would mean for the Japanese auto giant was not lost on either driver.