2011 Japanese Grand Prix result

2011 Japanese Grand Prix

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 53 1.160 1.160
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 53 2.006 0.846
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 53 8.071 6.065
5 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 53 24.268 16.197
6 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 53 27.120 2.852
7 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 53 28.240 1.120
8 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 53 39.377 11.137
9 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 53 42.607 3.230
10 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 53 44.322 1.715
11 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 53 54.447 10.125
12 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 53 62.326 7.879
13 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 53 63.705 1.379
14 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 53 64.194 0.489
15 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 53 66.623 2.429
16 9 Bruno Senna Renault 53 72.628 6.005
17 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 53 74.191 1.563
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 53 87.824 13.633
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 53 96.140 8.316
20 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 51 2 laps 2 laps
21 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 51 2 laps 1.275
22 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 51 2 laps 2.496
23 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 50 3 laps 1 lap
Not classified
18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 11 42 laps 39 laps Wheel

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26 comments on 2011 Japanese Grand Prix result

  1. Elliot Horwood (@elliothorwoodf1) said on 9th October 2011, 8:42

    Jenson Button Almost had the FIRST perfect race weekend!

    (Topping every practice session, Pole Position, Race win, and Fastest Lap)

    Only thing Jenson didnt get was Pole Position.

  2. Eggry (@eggry) said on 9th October 2011, 8:55

    Fantastic race from top 3!! I’m sure most people would admit Button did better this year than Hamilton if not better driver! Fight back from Alonso was also amazing.

    • BasCB (@bascb) said on 9th October 2011, 9:03

      I think this year these 3 on the podium have really been the best drivers so far. Vettel had a moment in the race were he looked like losing his composure behind the Virgin, but he got back on it and closed up nicely behind Alonso.

      Great composure of McLaren and Button too to let Alonso close up right to the limit of the DRS activation then get in a couple of fast laps and parking it right after the flag was down.

    • Fixy (@fixy) said on 10th October 2011, 20:35

      I now rate Button just behind Alonso and Vettel and ahead, quite a bit, of Hamilton. Normally I’d put Alonso-Vettel-Hamilton in the top 3, very near, but the way Button has matured and Hamilton has become a frickin’ joke forced me to change my view. I’m sure Lewis could easily get back to form.

  3. JB was absolutely terrific this weekend. Alonso was mighty today. They made the race for me. watching them on such superb form was electric

  4. verstappen (@verstappen) said on 9th October 2011, 9:06

    Anyone knows what Button means with his ‘W’ sign, which hè exchanged with his girlfriend?
    Is it now fashionable to have your own special handgesture in F1?

  5. Slr (@slr) said on 9th October 2011, 9:17

    Button and Alonso did a fantastic job, and of course Vettel did what he had to do. Schumacher also had a very good race, as did Perez, well done to them. Disappointing from Kobayashi, Sauber’s strategy of stopping fewer times than their rivals seems to only work for Perez.

    • F1 98 said on 9th October 2011, 9:24

      Kobayashi most of the time is as fast as perez but he (kobayashi) has bad luck.Look when he past a toro rosso today he can do that alot more often if he had a better car like last years japan gp.

  6. LexBlair (@lexblair) said on 9th October 2011, 9:19

    I think its worth mentioning that Petrov started one place behind Senna but finished 7 ahead in P9:) Well done, Vitaly…oh and Perez had a good race too:)

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 9th October 2011, 9:41

    Great result and wonderful to see a nice, mixed podium. Very impressed with Perez, Schumacher and Petrov.

    Good to see Ricciardo still putting one over Liuzzi.

  8. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 9th October 2011, 10:36

    Disspointing performance from Senna & Kobayashi.

    • Felipe Bomeny (@portugoose) said on 10th October 2011, 0:40

      I agree with you; I was underwhelmed as I expected both to score some good points. Both had dreadful starts which devastated their races, and they each were hampered by problems outside of their reach, like the safety car affecting Kobayashi and his pit strategy and Senna’s botched pit stop. However, Kobayashi did have a great pass on Alguersuari at the hairpin.

  9. goofy (@goofy) said on 9th October 2011, 11:32

    First time ever one of the new teams wasn’t lapped (both Lotus)

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