2011 Japanese Grand Prix: complete race weekend review

2011 Japanese Grand Prix

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Jenson Button, McLaren, Suzuka, 2011

Find all the F1 Fanatic Japanese Grand Prix coverage in one place below.

From Friday practice to the post-race review plus all the pictures and analysis.

Race results and reaction

2011 Japanese Grand Prix review – Button holds back Alonso and Vettel for Japanese Grand Prix win

Vettel: second title “more than fantastic” – “We set ourselves the target to win the championship this year and so, to win it by Japan with four more races to go, is difficult to put into words”

Hamilton "gobsmacked" after "shocking race" – Fifth place for Hamilton after another tangle with Massa

Vettel clinches second F1 championship in Japan – Stats on Vettel’s historic title triumph

2011 Japanese Grand Prix result – Full classification

Championship points – Updated points tables and interactive charts following the Japanese Grand Prix

Your views

Vote for your Japanese Grand Prix driver of the weekend – Pick the driver who impressed you the most

Rate the race: 2011 Japanese Grand Prix – Your verdict on the Grand Prix

Japanese Grand Prix analysis

2011 Japanese Grand Prix stats and facts – Schumacher is the oldest driver to lead since 1970

Red Bull team review – Conservative approach delivers Vettel’s title
McLaren team review – Button pleased to win on ‘Red Bull track’
Ferrari team review – Alonso edges Vettel for second
Mercedes team review – Schumacher closes on Rosberg’s tally
Renault team review – Petrov makes progress, Senna slips back
Williams team review – Split strategy fails to yield points
Force India team review – Safety car compromises strategy
Sauber team review – Poorly Perez reaches the points
Toro Rosso team review – Qualifying gamble fails to pay off
Lotus team review – Both cars finish on the lead lap
HRT team review – Luckless weekend for Liuzzi
Virgin team review – Timing failure hits team during race

Race data


2011 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying review – Vettel claims pole by tiny margin at Suzuka

Domenicali wants qualifying rules change – Ferrari team principal unhappy with drivers not setting times

Schumacher and Hamilton miss final laps after "stupid" incident – Controversy at the end of Q3

2011 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying analysis – Hamilton misses best pole position chance yet

2011 Japanese Grand Prix pre-race analysis – Vettel poised to clinch title with tenth win

2011 Japanese Grand Prix grid – Vettel on pole for the 12th time in 2011 – but by just 0.009s


2011 Japanese Grand Prix practice three report – Button still quickest at Suzuka in final practice

2011 Japanese Grand Prix practice two analysis – Red Bull look quick but McLaren aren’t far behind

2011 Japanese Grand Prix practice two report – Button stays on top at Suzuka

2011 Japanese Grand Prix practice one analysis – Toro Rosso show form in first session

2011 Japanese Grand Prix first practice report – McLaren fastest as Vettel goes off in first practice

Massa: Red Bull have "significant advantage" – Red Bull looked quick on Friday

Vettel: Tyres have made Suzuka more challenging – Vettel faced tyre wear concerns

Season statistics

Review the year so far in statistics here:

Driver form guides

Compare every driver’s form against their team mate so far this year:

Find coverage of every race this season here: F1 2011 Season

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2 comments on “2011 Japanese Grand Prix: complete race weekend review”

  1. Thanks again, Keith!

  2. Sebastian Vettel Weltmeister!

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