2011 Japanese Grand Prix archive

Sauber: Poorly Perez reaches the points 10th October 2011, 15:10

Sauber’s new parts helped Sergio Perez to eighth from 17th on the grid despite him being unwell.

Force India: Safety car compromises strategy

Force India paid the price of not splitting their strategies as the safety car delayed both drivers.

Williams: Split strategy fails to yield points

Williams’ weekend improved after a dreadful Friday but they failed to score for the 12th time this year.

Toro Rosso: Qualifying gamble fails to pay off

Toro Rosso paid the price for only doing one run in Q2.

Lotus: Both cars finish on the lead lap

Both Lotus cars finished the race on the lead lap, which hasn’t happened since 1987.

Virgin: Timing failure hits team during race

Virgin suffered an unusual problem at Suzuka as their timing information failed during the race.

HRT: Luckless weekend for Liuzzi

Liuzzi donned a special helmet for the Japanese Grand Prix but it brought him no luck.

Schumacher is the oldest driver to lead since 1970

All the stats and facts from the Japanese Grand Prix.

Rosberg takes tenth from last row of the grid 9th October 2011, 16:52

Schumacher went from 24th to fifth at Spa; Rosberg climbed to tenth from 23rd at Suzuka.

Vettel: second title “more than fantastic”

Sebastian Vettel paid tribute to his team after winning the world championship for the second time.