Sebastian Vettel was in crushing form at Suzuka and stamped his authority all over the Japanese Grand Prix weekend. Although he wasn’t quite able to match Fernando Alonso’s Singapore feat of a perfect result he came very near to finishing on top in every session in Suzuka. The only time his name failed to appear … Continue reading Vettel adds to his tallies – except fastest lap (Japanese Grand Prix stats and facts)
Mercedes may have missed an opportunity to prevent Michael Schumacher getting stuck behind Nico Rosberg during the Japanese Grand Prix. Schumacher spent 23 laps stuck behind his team mate. Without the delay he might have been able to capitalise on Lewis Hamilton’s later problems to take fifth place.
It’s hard to believe the sun-kissed shots from Suzuka today came just 24 hours after we saw the track flooded to the point that qualifying had to be abandoned. After yesterday’s grey-wash, check out Suzuka in all its technicolour glory with this collection of pictures from the Japanese Grand Prix.
Vitaly Petrov has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the next round of the championship at Korea for his collision with Nico Hulkenberg on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix. However Felipe Massa has not been punished for his collision moments later with Vitantonio Liuzzi. All four drivers retired from the race. … Continue reading Petrov penalised, Massa spared (Poll)
You need to upgrade your Flash Player View interactive chart full screen Tick/untick drivers’ names to show their laps, click and drag to zoom Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’33.474 2 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’33.529 0.055 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’33.653 0.179 4 Fernando Alonso … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps
Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 220 2 Fernando Alonso 206 3 Sebastian Vettel 206 4 Lewis Hamilton 192 5 Jenson Button 189 6 Felipe Massa 128 7 Nico Rosberg 122 8 Robert Kubica 114 9 Michael Schumacher 54 10 Adrian Sutil 47 11 Rubens Barrichello 41 12 Kamui Kobayashi 27 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Vettel ties with Alonso – championship points after Japan
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Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 53 1 2 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 53 0.905 0.905 2 3 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 53 2.721 1.816 4 4 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53 13.522 10.801 5 5 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 53 39.595 26.073 8 6 3 … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix result
Jenson Button is hoping a different choice of strategy will help his cause in the Japanese Grand Prix. He is the only driver in the top ten starting on the hard compounds tyres. But it’s not likely to trouble Red Bull, who have locked out the front row and appear to have a healthy performance … Continue reading Button gambles on strategy in Suzuka (Japanese Grand Prix pre-race analysis)
Sebastian Vettel said that Suzuka was “made for” his Red Bull car after taking pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix. Speaking in the post-race press conference he said: The last two races were a little bit difficult for us but all in all I think we could improve the performance of the car so … Continue reading Vettel: Suzuka is “made for our car”
Sebastian Vettel remains the man to beat at Suzuka after taking pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix. He leads an all-Red Bull front row at Suzuka while Robert Kubica will start from third position. Lewis Hamilton qualified third but will start from eighth due to his penalty. Robert Kubica’s Renault will take third on … Continue reading Vettel continues Suzuka dominance with pole (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)
Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Robert Kubica Renault 4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari Row 3 5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes Row 4 7. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 8. Lewis Hamilton* McLaren-Mercedes Row 5 9. Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 10. Michael Schumacher Mercedes Row 6 11. … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix grid
The Ferrari team will pay tribute to four Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan by wearing black armbands on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa’s cars will be “decorated in similar fashion”, the team said on Saturday. Stefano Domenicali said: The death of four of our fellow countrymen working as part … Continue reading Ferrari alter livery to mark war deaths
Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place gird penalty at Suzuka, once the starting order for the race has been decided. Hamilton will have to change his gearbox before tomorrow’s delayed qualifying session, resulting in the penalty, meaning he will definitely start no higher than sixth.
Saturday’s running was almost entirely washed-out at Suzuka. We saw just a handful of laps in final practice and more rain forced qualifying to be postponed until tomorrow. The teams entertained themselves by building model boats to sail down the flooded pit lane and the Virgin drivers played poker with each other. See below for … Continue reading Saturday washout at Suzuka in pictures
Jaime Alguersuari was fastest in final practice at Suzuka – but he was one of only two drivers to set a time in a very wet session. The only other car to post a lap time was Timo Glock’s Virgin. There are concerns that if this level of rain persists it might not be possible … Continue reading Little running in rain-hit final practice puts qualifying session in doubt
Practice for the Japanese Grand Prix got underway today with Red Bull topping both sessions. Sebastian Vettel led way sporting – yes, you guessed it – another new helmet design, this time with a Japanese flavour. Home driver Kamui Kobayashi’s helmet also has a new look. See below for more pictures of practice at Suzuka.
Red Bull cars filled the top two places in both of today’s practice sessions at Japan, confirming pre-race expectations that the RB6 would be the car to beat around sinuous Suzuka. Rain has already begun to fall at the track and much more is expected tomorrow. Will Red Bull retain their advantage in more challenging … Continue reading Red Bull fastest in the dry but rain expected tomorrow (FP2 analysis)
Sebastian Vettel headed practice at Suzuka for the second time today as Red Bull extended their margin over their rivals. Mark Webber ended the second session fastest ahead of Robert Kubica, who survived a high-speed spin in his Renault. The two Ferrari drivers were fourth and fifth, but almost a full second slower than the … Continue reading Vettel stays on top in second practice
Red Bull are pulling out an advantage of half a second over their rivals in the first two sectors of the lap at Suzuka. But while Lewis Hamilton showed promising pace before his crash, Ferrari’s performance around Suzuka is surely better than 11th and 13th in first practice suggested. Meanwhile Suzuka specialist Sutil flattered his … Continue reading Red Bull dominate first two sectors but Ferrari’s pace is unknown (FP1 analysis)