2010 Japanese Grand Prix: the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review

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It’s advantage Red Bull in the championship after a dominant one-two in the Japanese Grand Prix.

Find all the F1 Fanatic coverage of the Suzuka race in one place below – from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.

Race results and reaction

Japanese Grand Prix review – Vettel romps to second Suzuka win

Petrov penalised, Massa spared – Massa escaped penalty for first-lap crash with Liuzzi

Video shows Vettel almost jumped the start – Near-miss for race winner

Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps – Webber pipped his team mate on last lap

Championship points after Japan – Vettel ties with Alonso in second

Japanese Grand Prix result – Third win of 2010 for Vettel

Race analysis

Who was the best driver of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend? – Vote for the driver who impressed you the most

Rate the race: Japan – Your verdict on the Japanese Grand Prix

Japanese Grand Prix stats and facts – Vettel adds to his career tallies – except fastest lap

Japanese Grand Prix analysis – How Schumacher got stuck behind Rosberg

Mercedes admit missed opportunity to keep Schumacher in front of Rosberg – Schumacher lost a shot at fifth place

Detailed analysis of every team and driver in the Japanese Grand Prix

McLaren race review – McLaren’s championship challenge blunted at Suzuka
Red Bull race review – Dominant win for Vettel piles pressure on Webber
Mercedes race review – Schumacher sixth
Ferrari race review – Disaster for Massa
Williams race review – Hulkenberg gets hit
Renault race review – Failure halts Kubica
Force India race review – Sutil’s scare
STR race review – Points at last
Lotus race review – Best finish yet cements Lotus’s position as top new team
HRT race review – Senna’s best finish
Sauber race review – Irrepressible Kobayashi stars in first home race
Virgin race review – Mystery crash


Japanese Grand Prix qualifying postponed – Heavy rain caused qualifying to be delayed

Japanese Grand Prix qualifying – Vettel continues Suzuka dominance with pole

Japanese Grand Prix grid – Another Red Bull lock-out

Hamilton gets five-place grid penalty – Gearbox change for Hamilton

Vettel: Suzuka is ??made for our car?? – Back-to-back pole position at Suzuka for the Red Bull driver

Hamilton ??very happy?? but faces protest – Third place in qualifying was best the McLaren driver felt he could achieve

Stewards clear Hamilton after protest – Hamilton spared another grid penalty after Hulkenberg complaint

Japanese Grand Prix pre-race analysis – Button gambles on strategy in Suzuka


Vettel fastest as Hamilton crashes in FP1 – Hamilton hit the barriers at Degner

First practice analysis – Red Bull dominate first two sectors but Ferrari’s pace is unknown

Vettel stays on top in second practice – Red Bull had an advantage of eight tenths of a second on Friday

Second practice analysis – Red Bull fastest in the dry but rain expected tomorrow

Little running in rain-hit final practice puts qualifying session in doubt – Only two drivers set times in final practice

Ferrari alter livery to mark war deaths – Drivers also wore black armbands

Live blogs

How we saw the Japanese Grand Prix as it unfolded:

Japanese Grand Prix live
Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying live
Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying live
Japanese Grand Prix Practice 3 live
Japanese Grand Prix Practice 2 live
Japanese Grand Prix Practice 1 live

Find coverage of every race this season here: F1 2010 Season

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Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...

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6 comments on “2010 Japanese Grand Prix: the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review”

  1. Keith, u rock! As always! thnx

  2. Another FIA fiasco ….they punish Petrov and Massa get nothing …amazing just amazing ….Massa incident was far more dangerous than Petrov..but the FIA president is Jean Todt not surprise me at all but make me very angry….first team orders and now this

    1. Hi Emil,

      I don’t think Todt has anything to do with this, he isn’t part of the meeting when they decide. Someone correct me if i’m wrong

  3. Excellent coverage as usual Keith, extra kudos for all the late night work you did!

  4. We couldn’t have asked for more Keith! Superb job!!

  5. F1Fanatic…

    What else?

    (Don’t be so proud Keith, you’re far from look like George Clooney!!!)

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