2013 Japanese Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2013 Japanese Grand PrixPosted on | Author Anthony French

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It may only have been the media day at the circuit but even so the stands were packed – some fans had even arrived to watch set-up the day before.


As the second practice session drew to a close the paddock was stunned by news from Spain that former Marussia test driver Maria de Villota had passed away. Many of the teams and drivers paid their respects to De Villota on Twitter.

On the track Mercedes and Red Bull took turns at the top of the times sheets while several drivers were caught out by the punishing Suzuka track.


The infamous Spoon and Degner corners continued to reap a harvest of the unwary and unfortunate, but Red Bull steered clear of trouble to lock out the front row. But for the first time this year Mark Webber was ahead of Sebastian Vettel.


A poor start by the Red Bull duo let Romain Grosjean seize an early lead for Lotus. Vettel played his strategic cards to perfection to get ahead of the both, passing Grosjean in the final stint for his ninth win of 2013.

Fernando Alonso’s place ensured the drivers’ championship would not be won for at least one more race.

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