F1.com reacts to criticism of Fuji penalties by releasing new videos

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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

Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble

2008 Japanese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship-deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to claim … Continue reading Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble

Japanese GP: thoughts on the start

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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

Japanese GP history, 2000-2007 (Video)

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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)

Japanese GP history 1991-1999 (Video)

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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)