When the Formula One paddock gathers in Suzuka, Japan on 5th October, the tension will be palpable. Fernando Alonso is running away with the 2012 championship as his McLaren and Red Bull rivals flounder with reliability issues.

In his typically forthright manner, Niki Lauda went on record this morning to say that Alonso will be champion, but surely his luck will run out soon?

Wouldn’t you like to be there to see for yourself?

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We’ve teamed up with Edifice and invite you to try out their latest Racing App – it’s a bit like Championship Manager for F1 Cars, but you can win a trip to the Japanese Grand Prix at the end of it.

The game is all about putting race fans in the position of an engineer of a Formula 1 team, to learn about the technology and engineering to consider when setting your grand prix car up to achieve its fastest lap.

The team at Casio Racing worked with Red Bull Racing engineer, Andrew Damerum, to guarantee that the way you change your car set-up effects your race time based on the weather conditions. It’s the first time Red Bull Racing has collaborated in such a way, so I’m sure it will be fascinating to explore the App even if you don’t win.

The game offers players the chance to set up and fine tune their own F1 car, based on a live weather feed straight from the Japanese F1 Suzuka Circuit. Players can then race against each other, or even challenge and create a mini league with friends.

The eventual winner will be the player who sets the fastest recorded lap time during the competition period, and the prize includes travel and accommodation for two, race passes on October 7th and £1,000 spending money.

But hurry, the competition closes this Sunday 30th September at 11:59pm. Just visit the Casio Edifice Facebook page, click on the ‘Play Casio Racing’ tab and then get playing, once you’ve liked the page.

Best of luck.