Following criticism of some of the penalties served to drivers during the Japanese Grand Prix Formula One Management has published a montage of footage showing new angles of the incidents. Most of the angles were not shown to fans who saw the standard F1 television footage as provided to ITV and many other stations during … Continue reading F1.com reacts to criticism of Fuji penalties by releasing new videos
Here’s the Japanese Grand Prix progress chart showing how far apart each of the drivers were on each lap. It shows how Renault strategically out-manoeuvred BMW to get Fernando Alonso ahead of Robert Kubica, and how Kubica fought a rearguard action to keep Raikkonen behind.
Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win the Japanese Grand Prix at two different venues. Sebastien Bourdais led a race for the first time, and his penalty allowed Mark Webber to reach his points century. Here’s the statistics round-up from the Japanese Grand Prix.
Relive the Japanese Grand Prix with this selection of 30 high-resolution photographs from the race covering all of the teams.
Fernando Alonso won the Japanese Grand Prix but controversy reigned again at Fuji after penalties for Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa.
Massa promoted to seventh
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Fernando Alonso wins at Fuji
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Lewis Hamilton made a rash mistake at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix – but did it deserve the drive-through penalty he received? Or to put it another way, has a driver ever got a penalty for forcing another driver off the track before?
Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton clashed in the opening laps of the Japanese Grand Prix in highly controversial fashion. Hamilton had dived down the inside of Massa at turn ten. But Massa cut across the inside of the following bend and tipped Hamilton into a spin which left him last.
For Felipe Massa, 0.053 seconds could be the difference between a winnable race and a damage limitation exercise. Those five hundredths of a second are the difference between Massa, fifth on the grid, and Heikki Kovalainen, third. With Lewis Hamilton starting from pole position Ferrari will have to bring Kimi Raikkonen, who starts alongside the … Continue reading Japanese GP: thoughts on the start
Sorry for the delay in bringing you the final instalment of Journeyer’s guide to Japanese GP history. Parts one and two are here. The start of the decade pointed to dominance for a certain red team, but as the decade passed, we still saw some spectacular races, including a couple of championship showdowns, as well … Continue reading Japanese GP history, 2000-2007 (Video)
Lewis Hamilton will start the Japanese Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row. And his hopes of taking a decisive lead in the championship were bolstered by Felipe Massa’s failure to qualify on the first two rows: Massa starts tomorrow’s crucial race from fifth on the grid.
This year’s Japanese Grand Prix looks set to be dry, potentially giving us a very different race to the dramatic, rain-soaked encounter won by Lewis Hamilton last year. As I wrote earlier in the week I think Fuji Speedway in the dry will play to Ferrari’s strengths but John Beamer disagrees and McLaren seemed to … Continue reading 2008 Japanese Grand Prix predictions
Here’s the second part of Journeyer’s guide to the Japanese Grand Prix. Part one showed Japan’s rich history of title showdowns started a long time ago. Six title showdowns in the first seven Japanese GPs made for some astounding viewing. While title showdowns became rarer in later races, these races often played crucial rules in … Continue reading Japanese GP history 1991-1999 (Video)
The Hungaroring and Circuit de Catalunya are two circuits that are named most often when we talk about which F1 circuit least deserves a place on the calendar.. But I think Fuji Speedway, venue for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, is the worst circuit used in F1 racing. Here’s why.
The F1 history class is back so sit up straight and pay attention – here’s Professor Journeyer with the first instalment of a three-part video guide to the Japanese Grand Prix. The Japanese Grand Prix can be best described in two words: championship showdown. Sure, some circuits may be more challenging, some may have better … Continue reading Japanese GP history 1976-1990 (Video)
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