F1 heads to the brand new and hastily-completed Korean International Circuit with question marks over the state of the track and facilities. But the situation for the McLaren drivers is clear. With three races to go Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button may have to give up on their championship chances if they fail to get … Continue reading Unpredictable Korea may be McLaren’s last chance (Korean Grand Prix preview)
The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, who run the Australian Grand Prix, has sent a team of marshals to Korea to help support and train the 700 Korean marshals in preparation for their inaugural Grand Prix this weekend. Among them is F1 Fanatic reader and experienced marshal John Booker. Here’s his view of the state … Continue reading Korea “ready” but construction continues
Reader and JScript guru Jamie has knocked up a new version of the Championship Calculator which makes my feeble effort look like it was scrawled on the back of an envelope. Which, er, it was… Jamie’s new version lets you figure out how any of the remaining three races could affect the standings in the … Continue reading Try the brilliant new Championship Calculator designed by Jamie
Guest writer John Beamer looks over the technical updates from the Japanese Grand Prix. As expected the Red Bulls were the class of the field at Suzuka. The advantage mostly came in the first sector where the RB6 had a four tenths of a second advantage over Ferrari and McLaren ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ all three were evenly … Continue reading Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix
These are tough times for Felipe Massa. His return from injury this year has seen him more often than not struggling for pace compared to new team mate Fernando Alonso. And he’s already suffered a racing driver’s ultimate indignity – being told to get out of his team mate’s way. He signed a fresh two-year … Continue reading Should Massa stay at Ferrari? (Poll)
The Korean International Circuit is the fourth new venue F1 has visited since the start of 2008. The cars will hit the track for first practice one week from today. But late-running construction work has raised doubts over what state the track will be in. Here’s a look at what to expect from Korea’s new … Continue reading Late completion of Korea’s F1 track raises concerns over slippery surface
Still confused by the new points system? You’re not alone. And with five drivers still in the running for the world championship there are many possible combinations for how the points might add up. With that in mind F1 Fanatic has a new page where you can instantly see how each driver is doing in … Continue reading Keep on top of the fight for the title with the F1 Fanatic Championship Calculator
Guest writer Ned Flanders aka Greg picks ten of the great underdog performances in F1. One of the few things the 2010 season has been lacking is a shock underdog triumph. So, for everyone who supports the dark horses of motor racing like I do, here are just a few occasions when the smaller teams … Continue reading Top ten… Underdog triumphs (Video) |
Mercedes could have avoid getting Michael Schumacher stuck behind Nico Rosberg in the Japanese Grand Prix if they had left his pit stop one lap later, the team have admitted. Schumacher spent almost half the race stuck behind his team mate, which cost him a chance of overtaking Lewis Hamilton’s stricken McLaren for fifth place.
It’s advantage Red Bull in the championship after a dominant one-two in the Japanese Grand Prix. Find all the F1 Fanatic coverage of the Suzuka race in one place below ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.
After 16 races we finally saw our first perfect scores in the 2010 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship in the Japanese Grand Prix round. Four players all netted the maximum 50 points by predicting the pole sitter and top five finishers correctly. Jimfaekillie, winner of the British Grand Prix round and one of the four players … Continue reading Perfect score at Suzuka fires Jimfaekillie into Predictions Championship lead
The Korean International Circuit has passed its FIA inspection, meaning the race meeting will go ahead as planned on October 22nd-24th. There had been doubts over the race as the FIA regulations require inspections to take place 90 days before a race. Korea’s inspection was delayed due to over-running construction work and the tarmac was … Continue reading FIA confirms Korean GP will take place
Which driver did the best job during the Japanese Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Japanese Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
Sebastian Vettel took points off team mate Mark Webber for the third race in a row, and has halved his team mate’s championship lead in that time. Red Bull were able to translate their performance advantage into a one-two start and finish, giving them a 45-point lead in the constructors’ championship.
Going into the Japanese Grand Prix weekend Felipe Massa had the words of Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo ringing in his ears. Montezemolo made various remarks to the effect that he expected Massa to drive quicker and continue to help support team mate Fernando Alonso’s championship bid. Instead Massa had a weekend so dreadful it … Continue reading Disaster for Massa (Ferrari race review)
Both McLaren drivers finished behind the Red Bulls and Fernando Alonso Suzuka. That means both could be eliminated from championship contention at the next race. More unreliability and a strategic gamble that failed to pay off blunted McLaren’s challenge in Japan.
Heikki Kovalainen all-but confirmed Lotus as the highest-ranked new team in the constructors’ championship by finishing 12th in the Japanese Grand Prix. With Jarno Trulli finishing 13th the team look set to claim tenth in the teams’ championship and win a significant amount of prize money.
Kamui Kobayashi was in great form at his first home race. He passed a string of cars with some astonishing late-braking moves to score points for the sixth time this year. With Nick Heidfeld finishing behind him this was also Sauber’s biggest points haul of the season.
Amateur video from the Japanese Grand Prix shows Sebastian Vettel came very close to jumping the start. The video shows Vettel’s Red Bull moving and then stopping again before the start was given. Vettel held his lead at the start while Mark Webber, who started second, lost his place to Robert Kubica.
As the FIA begin their inspection of the Korean International Circuit, Red Bull have revealed their simulation of what F1’s latest new venue should look like. The simulation is a long way from the unfinished facility we saw footage of a few weeks ago. Will it all be ready on time – and how close … Continue reading How Korea is supposed to look (Video)