Japanese Grand Prix pre-race pictures

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The cars may not be on-track at Suzuka today but the stands were packed anyway with thousands of fans hoping for a glimpse of the drivers. In addition to the usual pre-race activities and interviews Michael Schumacher has a special reception with Bridgestone chairman Shoshi Arakawa. See below for a selection of pictures from Thursday … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix pre-race pictures

Hamilton: “Some drivers do less overtaking”

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After collisions that ended his race in the last two Grands Prix, Lewis Hamilton faced questions in today’s press conference about whether he needs to take fewer risks to ensure he finishes races and scores points. Here’s what he had to say: As drivers we are always on the ragged edge. We are always trying … Continue reading Hamilton: “Some drivers do less overtaking”

Rain forecast for Saturday at Suzuka

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The Japanese Grand Prix weekend is expected to get off to a dry start on Friday – but that is set to change over the following days. Different forecasts give different views of this region’s often changeable weather, but several forecast heavy rain on Saturday, clearing up by Sunday. This raises the possibility of qualifying … Continue reading Rain forecast for Saturday at Suzuka

Japanese Grand Prix live blog and TV times

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We’ll have live comments during every session of the Japanese Grand Prix at F1 Fanatic. We’re always looking for people to help run the live comments sessions so please get in touch using the contact form if you’d like to help out. Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage of the Japanese … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix live blog and TV times

McLaren have “big test package for Friday”

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McLaren are hoping to keep their championship changes alive by bringing a series of upgrades to the MP4-25 at Suzuka. Speaking in a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes phone-in McLaren’s managing director Jonathan Neale said: We are taking a reasonable-sized package to Suzuka: Front wing upgrades, we’ve got a new rear wing and various aerodynamic details. What … Continue reading McLaren have “big test package for Friday”

Suzuka is “unfinished business” for Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton says he is looking forward to being able to race a competitive car on his second visit to Suzuka for next week’s Japanese Grand Prix. Suzuka is very much unfinished business for me. I raced the best I could last year, but our car just wasn’t fast enough. This year, I’m holding nothing … Continue reading Suzuka is “unfinished business” for Hamilton

Fuji Speedway to disappear from 2010 F1 calendar, things are looking up

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Fuji Speedway, which is owned by Toyota, may not return to the F1 calendar in 2010 as planned. The track is supposed to be rotating the Japanese Grand Prix with Honda-owned Suzuka, which holds this year’s race. But the circuit operators have suggested the 2010 running is in doubt, potentially returning the Japanese round to … Continue reading Fuji Speedway to disappear from 2010 F1 calendar, things are looking up

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