2012 October 07 archive

2012 Japanese Grand Prix lap charts 7th October 2012, 16:15

Felipe Massa’s run to second place showed that the much-maligned Ferrari F2012 had strong race pace.

2012 Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps

Sebastian Vettel couldn’t resist pumping in the fastest lap of the race on his penultimate tour of Suzuka despite his team urging him to take it easy.

2012 Japanese GP tyre strategies and pit stops

McLaren set the fastest pit stop of the Japanese Grand Prix – and it allowed Lewis Hamilton to take fifth place off Kimi Raikkonen. Marussia also impressed on pit lane.

2012 Japanese Grand Prix in pictures

Pictures from the Japanese Grand Prix, won by Sebastian Vettel ahead of Felipe Massa and Kamui Kobayashi.

Raikkonen says he had no room to avoid Alonso

Kimi Raikkonen said he “couldn’t go anywhere else” when he tangled with Fernando Alonso on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Webber fumes at “first-lap nutcase” Grosjean

An unhappy Mark Webber hit out at Romain Grosjean following their clash on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Vettel’s Suzuka masterclass as Alonso hits trouble

Sebastian Vettel claimed his third Japanese Grand Prix win in four years in dominant style after title rival Fernando Alonso crashed out.

2012 Japanese Grand Prix championship points

Fernando Alonso’s championship lead is slashed to four points by Sebastian Vettel as he fails to finish at Suzuka.

2012 Japanese Grand Prix result

Sebastian Vettel claimed his third victory in the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Felipe Massa and Kamui Kobayashi.

Rate the race: 2012 Japanese Grand Prix

What did you think of the Japanese Grand Prix? Share your verdict on today’s race.