Points at last (STR race review)

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Sebastien Buemi ended the team’s six-race points drought by bring the car home in the top ten for the first time since the European Grand Prix. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 18 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’33.568 (+0.097) 1’33.471 Race position 10 11 Average race lap 1’43.776 (-0.707) 1’44.483 Laps 53/53 52/53 Pit … Continue reading Points at last (STR race review)

Mystery crash (Virgin race review)

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The most bizarre moment of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend was surely Lucas di Grassi’s crash on the way to the grid before the race began – something neither he nor the team have fully explained. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 22 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’36.332 (+0.067) 1’36.265 Race position 14 … Continue reading Mystery crash (Virgin race review)

Sutil’s scare (Force India race review)

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Force India failed to score for the fourth time in six races for reason not entirely within their control at Suzuka. That allowed Williams to move within two points of them in the constructors’ championship. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 15 17 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’32.659 (-0.495) 1’33.154 Race position Average race lap … Continue reading Sutil’s scare (Force India race review)

Failure halts Kubica (Renault race review)

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Robert Kubica looked on course for a strong result in Suzuka – until his wheel fell off. With Petrov crashing out at the start, Renault failed to score for the third time this year. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 3 13 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’32.042 (-0.38) 1’32.422 Race position Average race lap 2’07.363 … Continue reading Failure halts Kubica (Renault race review)

Senna’s best finish (HRT race review)

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Thanks to the high number of retirements in Suzuka, Bruno Senna scored his best finish to date for HRT. That keeps them ahead of Virgin in 11th place in the constructors’ championship. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’37.365 (+0.095) 1’37.270 Race position 16 15 Average race lap 1’49.404 … Continue reading Senna’s best finish (HRT race review)

Vettel adds to his tallies – except fastest lap (Japanese Grand Prix stats and facts)

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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)

Petrov penalised, Massa spared (Poll)

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Vitaly Petrov has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the next round of the championship at Korea for his collision with Nico H???lkenberg 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)

Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps

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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

Vettel ties with Alonso – championship points after Japan

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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

Button gambles on strategy in Suzuka (Japanese Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

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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)

Stewards clear Hamilton after protest

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The stewards of the Japanese Grand Prix have thrown out Williams’ protest that Lewis Hamilton held up Nico H???lkenberg in qualifying. Williams claimed Hamilton delayed H???lkenberg during his final run in Q3. Hamilton will start from eighth on the grid ahead of H???lkenberg and behind the other Williams of Rubens Barrichello. 2010 Japanese Grand Prix … Continue reading Stewards clear Hamilton after protest

Vettel continues Suzuka dominance with pole (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

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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)

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