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Japanese Grand Prix practice in pictures 8th October 2010, 10:01

Practice for the Japanese Grand Prix got underway today with Red Bull topping both sessions. Sebastian Vettel led way sporting – yes, you guessed it – another new helmet design, this time with a Japanese flavour. Home driver Kamui Kobayashi’s helmet also has a new look. See below for more pictures of practice at Suzuka.

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

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 […]

Vettel stays on top in second practice

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 […]

Predict the Japanese GP winner to win F1 DVD boxsets, T-shirts and more

Who’s going to come out on top in this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix? Make your predictions below and you could win a Lotus DVD boxset or a pair of F1 T-shirts this weekend. The competition closes before final practice on Saturday so make your prediction now.

Japanese Grand Prix Practice 2 live

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Perez joins Ferrari Driver Academy

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 […]

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

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 […]

Vettel fastest as Hamilton crashes in FP1

Sebastian Vettel picked up where he left off after winning last year’s Japanese Grand Prix, setting the fastest time in first practice. But title rival Lewis Hamilton hit trouble when he crashed at Degner halfway through the session. He damaged the front-left corner of his McLaren and took no further part in the session.

Japanese Grand Prix Practice 1 live

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F1 Fanatic round-up: 8/10/2010

Practice for the Japanese Grand Prix starts in two hours’ time so join us here soon for live comments. Here’s the round-up: Links Alonso says he is title favourite, Webber more guarded (BBC) “Asked if he was favourite, Alonso said: ‘If you see the last two races, then yes. We need to keep the momentum.’” […]