It's race day in Suzuka, with Verstappen back to his best after a demonstration in qualifying. McLaren made good on their high-speed promise, but will face tough competition from Ferrari, Perez and Mercedes in the podium battle.
Tsunoda qualified well at his home event, and Alonso kept up his record of 16/16 Q3 appearances.
Look out for Red Bull clinching the Constructors' Championship come the chequered flag.
It's a long, hot, race, with tyre wear exceptionally critical, and it starts in 9 hours from this post (0600 BST / 0700 CEST).