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Rain forecast for Saturday at Suzuka 6th October 2010, 16:27

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 […]

Montezemolo: Massa “a number one driver”

Luca di Montezemolo has said Felipe Massa needs to give “the performances of a number one driver” in the final races of 2010: Felipe is and will always stay a number one driver for Ferrari. I expect the performances of a number one driver from him ?ǣ both in the next four races and, with […]

Japanese Grand Prix live blog and TV times

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 […]

Changing tracks: Suzuka

Suzuka Circuit is little different today from the version first used for the Japanese Grand Prix in 1987. Here’s how it’s chnged since then.

McLaren have “big test package for Friday”

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 […]

Boullier replaces Bell at Renault

Renault team principal Eric Boullier has taken over as managing director of the team following the departure of Bob Bell. Renault F1 Team chairman G??rard Lopez said: We would like to thank Bob Bell for his contribution to the performance of the team and for helping see us through a period of transition since Genii […]

R??ikk??nen denies Renault F1 rumours

Kimi R??ikk??nen has strongly denied rumours he is considering an F1 return with Renault in 2011. He told Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat: I am very disappointed with how they have used my name for their own marketing. I have never even seriously considered driving for Renault, and I can assure you that I am 100 […]

What F1 Fanatics say about… Suzuka

Suzuka is of the most popular tracks among drivers and fans alike. But it’s not the easiest race track for fans outside Japan to visit. Those who have visited Suzuka speak highly of it and a number of F1 Fanatic readers are heading to the track for this weekend’s race. Here’s what they have to […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 6/10/2010

Predictions are open for the Japanese Grand Prix so make yours now: F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship The deadline is 3am (British time) on Saturday morning. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Rules barring motor races on public roads may be eased (BBC) Obviously I’m all in favour but the government should pay more attention to protecting existing […]