Here are the key moments of the Japanese Grand Prix as described by the drivers: Starting from tenth on the grid was always going to make for a tough race but my pace was really good in the race and I was very happy with the performance of the car. I was pulling massive amounts … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix: driver reactions
A look at the data from the Japanese Grand Prix just how far ahead Red Bull were – and how they should have had a one-two at a track that suited the RB5 perfectly. See below for the analysis in full, including the battle between Jarno Trulli and Lewis Hamilton and how Jenson Button salvaged … Continue reading Red Bull’s pace and Hamilton’s fumble (Japanese Grand Prix analysis)
Great circuits always make for great photographs and Suzuka is no exception. Look back at how today’s Japanese Grand Prix unfolded with this collection of pictures from the race.
Fastest laps by driver Rank Driver Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap Laps within 1% of personal best 1 Mark Webber 92.569 0 2 2 Sebastian Vettel 92.572 0.003 24 3 Kimi Raikkonen 92.999 0.43 10 4 Jarno Trulli 93.152 0.583 29 5 Jenson Button 93.251 0.682 12 6 Lewis Hamilton 93.259 0.69 28 7 … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps analysis
Felipe Massa has been given permission to test a 2008-specification Ferrari using GP2 tyres. The reports in Brazilian press raise hopes he could make a surprise return to F1 before the end of the 2009 season.
Nico Rosberg is under investigation from the stewards at Suzuka following the Japanese Grand Prix – and the outcome of the hearing could hand the constructors’ championship to Brawn. Brawn claim Rosberg drove too quickly when the safety car was deployed following Jaime Alguersuari’s crash. The lap time data from the race shows how Rosberg … Continue reading Stewards’ decision could give Brawn title (Update: No penalty for Rosberg)
Sebastian Vettel utterly dominated the Japanese Grand Prix – and he kept his championship hopes alive as the Brawn duo finished at the bottom of the points places. Vettel also single-handedly kept Red Bull in the constructors’ championship battle.
A pot-boiler of a result at Suzuka which keeps both championship battles going. Rate the Japanese Grand Prix out of ten and leave a comment below.
Drivers’ championship standings Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 85 2 Rubens Barrichello 71 3 Sebastian Vettel 69 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 45 6 Lewis Hamilton 43 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 30.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Heikki Kovalainen 22 12 Felipe Massa 22 13 Nick … Continue reading Championship points after Japan
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 53 2 Jarno Trulli 53 4.877 4.877 3 Lewis Hamilton 53 6.472 1.595 4 Kimi Raikkonen 53 7.94 1.468 5 Nico Rosberg 53 8.793 0.853 6 Nick Heidfeld 53 9.509 0.716 7 Rubens Barrichello 53 10.641 1.132 8 Jenson Button 53 11.474 0.833 9 Robert Kubica 53 … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix race result