The Force India drivers are anticipating busy first day’s work at the new Korean International Circuit on Friday as they get used to the new track and try revised parts for the VJM03. Vitantonio Liuzzi will be using a new chassis this weekend after being hit by Felipe Massa at Suzuka: My first impression of … Continue reading Force India pair expect busy Friday
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 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ all three were evenly … Continue reading Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix
Felipe Massa says he is grateful for the support of Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo following a difficult weekend at Suzuka. Massa told the official Ferrari website: Even though I am going through a particularly difficult time right now with a lack of results in the last couple of races, I know I can count … Continue reading Massa pleased by di Montezemolo’s support
Lewis Hamilton finished last of the five championship contenders after gearbox trouble in the Japanese Grand Prix but says he was encouraged by the performance of the McLaren: It?óÔé¼Ôäós funny, I?óÔé¼Ôäóve never believed in luck; I?óÔé¼Ôäóve always believed you make your own luck. But that belief has been stretched a bit over the last four … Continue reading Hamilton takes heart from McLaren pace
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.
Fernando Alonso isn’t ruling the McLaren drivers out of contention for the championship despite them falling more than 25 points behind Mark Webber in the Japanese Grand Prix. He told the Ferrari website: I still think that the fight for the title is open for five drivers. Too many times this year we?óÔé¼Ôäóve seen someone … Continue reading Alonso says five drivers can still win title
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 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.
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)