2010 Japanese Grand Prix articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Force India pair expect busy Friday 18th October 2010, 15:36

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 […]

Technical review: Japanese Grand Prix

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 ?ǣ all three were evenly […]

Massa pleased by di Montezemolo’s support 14th October 2010, 16:41

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 […]

Hamilton takes heart from McLaren pace 13th October 2010, 17:44

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?s funny, I?ve never believed in luck; I?ve always believed you make your own luck. But that belief has been stretched a bit over the last four […]

Mercedes admit missed opportunity to keep Schumacher in front of Rosberg

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.

Alonso says five drivers can still win title 12th October 2010, 17:07

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?ve seen someone […]

2010 Japanese Grand Prix: the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review

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 ?ǣ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.

Who was the best driver of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend? (Poll) 11th October 2010, 22:00

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.

Dominant win for Vettel piles pressure on Webber (Red Bull race review)

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.

Disaster for Massa (Ferrari race review)

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 […]

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