2010 October 09 archive

Ferrari alter livery to mark war deaths 9th October 2010, 11:07

The Ferrari team will pay tribute to four Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan by wearing black armbands on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa’s cars will be “decorated in similar fashion”, the team said on Saturday. Stefano Domenicali said: The death of four of our fellow countrymen working as part […]

Hamilton gets five-place grid penalty

Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place gird penalty at Suzuka, once the starting order for the race has been decided. Hamilton will have to change his gearbox before tomorrow’s delayed qualifying session, resulting in the penalty, meaning he will definitely start no higher than sixth.

Saturday washout at Suzuka in pictures

Saturday’s running was almost entirely washed-out at Suzuka. We saw just a handful of laps in final practice and more rain forced qualifying to be postponed until tomorrow. The teams entertained themselves by building model boats to sail down the flooded pit lane and the Virgin drivers played poker with each other. See below for […]

Japanese GP qualifying postponed

Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix will not take place today after hours of heavy rain made it impossible for the session to be run. The session is now expected to take place at 10am local time tomorrow morning to set the grid for the race, which will start just four hours after the postponed […]

Tarmac laid at Korean F1 track (Pictures)

The Korean Grand Prix organisers have begun laying the tarmac at the Korean International Circuit ahead of the much-delayed official inspection of the circuit by the FIA. Laying the tarmac this late may mean it does not have enough time to cure properly ahead of the race weekend. Charlie Whiting is due to visit the […]

Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying live

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Little running in rain-hit final practice puts qualifying session in doubt

Jaime Alguersuari was fastest in final practice at Suzuka – but he was one of only two drivers to set a time in a very wet session. The only other car to post a lap time was Timo Glock’s Virgin. There are concerns that if this level of rain persists it might not be possible […]

Japanese Grand Prix Practice 3 live

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F1 Fanatic round-up: 9/10/2010

Final practice is coming up soon but if you’re quick you can still get your Japanese Grand Prix prediction in before it starts: Predict the Japanese GP winner here to win F1 DVD boxsets, T-shirts and more Here’s today’s round-up: Links Here comes the rain! (Renault F1 Team fan site) “As darkness falls around Suzuka […]