Toto Wolff is convinced Lewis Hamilton will remain loyal to Mercedes beyond 2020 and not be swayed by a move to Formula 1 rivals Ferrari.
For George Russell, approaching the end of what has been a tough debut season with Williams, he is still figuring out how to unwind.
Alongside Toto Wolff, Niki Lauda, as non-executive chairman, was instrumental in creating the motorsport behemoth that is now the Mercedes Formula 1 team.
Approaching the 100th race of what has been, so farm a remarkable Formula One career, Max Verstappen is philosophical about what has gone before and what is yet to come.
The F1 qualifying session that had been scheduled for Saturday will now take place at 10am on Sunday, with the race as planned at 2.10pm.
Sebastian Vettel is one of the star F1 drivers who was starkly reminded of Jules Bianchi's tragic death as Japan awaits the verdict on its Grand Prix.