Red Bull fastest in the dry but rain expected tomorrow (FP2 analysis)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Vettel stays on top in second practice

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Perez joins Ferrari Driver Academy

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sergio Perez, who will make his F1 debut for Sauber in 2011, has joined Ferrari’s young driver development programme. Perez will drive a Ferrari-powered Sauber on his arrival in F1 next year. He is the sixth member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, joining former GP2 rival Jules Bianchi along with Lance Stroll, Raffaele Marciello, Brandon … Continue reading Perez joins Ferrari Driver Academy

Red Bull dominate first two sectors but Ferrari’s pace is unknown (FP1 analysis)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)