Fuji Speedway articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Toyota confirm Fuji Speedway will not hold an F1 race in 2010 7th July 2009, 19:49

Toyota has admitted the Fuji Speedway will not be on the 2010 F1 calendar, confirming rumours that circulated at the end of May. As I said at the time, I’m not sorry to see Fuji go – it’s not a great circuit in its own right and it pales in comparison to Suzuka, which will […]

Fuji Speedway to disappear from 2010 F1 calendar, things are looking up 30th May 2009, 1:39

Fuji Speedway, which is owned by Toyota, may not return to the F1 calendar in 2010 as planned. The track is supposed to be rotating the Japanese Grand Prix with Honda-owned Suzuka, which holds this year?s race. But the circuit operators have suggested the 2010 running is in doubt, potentially returning the Japanese round to […]

How Hermann Tilke conquered the F1 calendar, 1996-2009 (Video) 5th February 2009, 7:00

Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.

Did you go to a race in 2008? 19th December 2008, 7:00

Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:

John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Fuji 16th October 2008, 20:03

John Beamer from F1-Pitlane looks at the technical tweaks from Fuji. In contrast to the tight corners and slow speeds of the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore, Fuji Speedway, with its 1.5km start-finish straight, puts a premium on a low drag car. Although over 80% of the corners are low speed and would typically demand […]

F1.com reacts to criticism of Fuji penalties by releasing new videos 14th October 2008, 20:36

Following criticism of some of the penalties served to drivers during the Japanese Grand Prix Formula One Management has published a montage of footage showing new angles of the incidents. Most of the angles were not shown to fans who saw the standard F1 television footage as provided to ITV and many other stations during […]

Japanese Grand Prix progress chart 13th October 2008, 20:35

Here’s the Japanese Grand Prix progress chart showing how far apart each of the drivers were on each lap. It shows how Renault strategically out-manoeuvred BMW to get Fernando Alonso ahead of Robert Kubica, and how Kubica fought a rearguard action to keep Raikkonen behind.

2008 Japanese GP stats and facts

Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win the Japanese Grand Prix at two different venues. Sebastien Bourdais led a race for the first time, and his penalty allowed Mark Webber to reach his points century. Here’s the statistics round-up from the Japanese Grand Prix.

2008 Japanese Grand Prix pictures

Re-live the Japanese Grand Prix with this selection of 30 high-resolution photographs from the race covering all of the teams.

Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble (2008 Japanese Grand Prix) 12th October 2008, 9:44

Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to […]