Sebastian Vettel continued his love affair with the Suzuka circuit with an emphatic win from pole position.
Mercedes may have missed an opportunity to prevent Michael Schumacher getting stuck behind Nico Rosberg during the Japanese Grand Prix. Schumacher spent 23 laps stuck behind his team mate. Without the delay he might have been able to capitalise on Lewis Hamilton’s later problems to take fifth place.
It’s hard to believe the sun-kissed shots from Suzuka today came just 24 hours after we saw the track flooded to the point that qualifying had to be abandoned. After yesterday’s grey-wash, check out Suzuka in all its technicolour glory with this collection of pictures from the Japanese Grand Prix.
Vitaly Petrov has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the next round of the championship at Korea for his collision with Nico H?â??lkenberg on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix. However Felipe Massa has not been punished for his collision moments later with Vitantonio Liuzzi. All four drivers retired from the race. … Continue reading Petrov penalised, Massa spared (Poll)
You need to upgrade your Flash Player View interactive chart full screen Tick/untick drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó names to show their laps, click and drag to zoom Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’33.474 2 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’33.529 0.055 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’33.653 0.179 4 Fernando Alonso … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps
Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 220 2 Fernando Alonso 206 3 Sebastian Vettel 206 4 Lewis Hamilton 192 5 Jenson Button 189 6 Felipe Massa 128 7 Nico Rosberg 122 8 Robert Kubica 114 9 Michael Schumacher 54 10 Adrian Sutil 47 11 Rubens Barrichello 41 12 Kamui Kobayashi 27 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Vettel ties with Alonso – championship points after Japan
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Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 53 1 2 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 53 0.905 0.905 2 3 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 53 2.721 1.816 4 4 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53 13.522 10.801 5 5 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 53 39.595 26.073 8 6 3 … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix result
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Jenson Button is hoping a different choice of strategy will help his cause in the Japanese Grand Prix. He is the only driver in the top ten starting on the hard compounds tyres. But it’s not likely to trouble Red Bull, who have locked out the front row and appear to have a healthy performance … Continue reading Button gambles on strategy in Suzuka (Japanese Grand Prix pre-race analysis)
The stewards of the Japanese Grand Prix have thrown out Williams’ protest that Lewis Hamilton held up Nico H?â??lkenberg in qualifying. Williams claimed Hamilton delayed H?â??lkenberg during his final run in Q3. Hamilton will start from eighth on the grid ahead of H?â??lkenberg and behind the other Williams of Rubens Barrichello. 2010 Japanese Grand Prix … Continue reading Stewards clear Hamilton after protest
Lewis Hamilton said he was happy to qualify ‘best of the rest’ behind the Red Bulls in Suzuka after missing much of practice. However he will drop from third to eighth on the grid due to his gearbox change penalty following damage incurred during the Singapore Grand Prix which wasn’t detected at the time: I … Continue reading Hamilton “very happy” but faces protest
Sebastian Vettel said that Suzuka was “made for” his Red Bull car after taking pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix. Speaking in the post-race press conference he said: The last two races were a little bit difficult for us but all in all I think we could improve the performance of the car so … Continue reading Vettel: Suzuka is “made for our car”
Sebastian Vettel remains the man to beat at Suzuka after taking pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix. He leads an all-Red Bull front row at Suzuka while Robert Kubica will start from third position. Lewis Hamilton qualified third but will start from eighth due to his penalty. Robert Kubica’s Renault will take third on … Continue reading Vettel continues Suzuka dominance with pole (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)
Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Robert Kubica Renault 4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari Row 3 5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes Row 4 7. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 8. Lewis Hamilton* McLaren-Mercedes Row 5 9. Nico H?â??lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 10. Michael Schumacher Mercedes Row 6 11. … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix grid
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The cancellation of qualifying made yesterday rather strange – and shoehorning a Grand Prix and a qualifying session will surely make today seem equally weird. Have you set your alarm clock for an early hour to see qualifying and the race? Or are you in a part of the world where the race is on … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 10/10/2010