Senna’s best finish (HRT race review)

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Thanks to the high number of retirements in Suzuka, Bruno Senna scored his best finish to date for HRT. That keeps them ahead of Virgin in 11th place in the constructors’ championship. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’37.365 (+0.095) 1’37.270 Race position 16 15 Average race lap 1’49.404 … Continue reading Senna’s best finish (HRT race review)

Vettel adds to his tallies – except fastest lap (Japanese Grand Prix stats and facts)

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Sebastian Vettel was in crushing form at Suzuka and stamped his authority all over the Japanese Grand Prix weekend. Although he wasn’t quite able to match Fernando Alonso’s Singapore feat of a perfect result he came very near to finishing on top in every session in Suzuka. The only time his name failed to appear … Continue reading Vettel adds to his tallies – except fastest lap (Japanese Grand Prix stats and facts)

Petrov penalised, Massa spared (Poll)

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Vitaly Petrov has been handed a five-place grid penalty for the next round of the championship at Korea for his collision with Nico H???lkenberg on the first lap of the Japanese Grand Prix. However Felipe Massa has not been punished for his collision moments later with Vitantonio Liuzzi. All four drivers retired from the race. … Continue reading Petrov penalised, Massa spared (Poll)

Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps

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You need to upgrade your Flash Player View interactive chart full screen Tick/untick drivers? names to show their laps, click and drag to zoom Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’33.474 2 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’33.529 0.055 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’33.653 0.179 4 Fernando Alonso … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps

Vettel ties with Alonso – championship points after Japan

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Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 220 2 Fernando Alonso 206 3 Sebastian Vettel 206 4 Lewis Hamilton 192 5 Jenson Button 189 6 Felipe Massa 128 7 Nico Rosberg 122 8 Robert Kubica 114 9 Michael Schumacher 54 10 Adrian Sutil 47 11 Rubens Barrichello 41 12 Kamui Kobayashi 27 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Vettel ties with Alonso – championship points after Japan

Button gambles on strategy in Suzuka (Japanese Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

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Jenson Button is hoping a different choice of strategy will help his cause in the Japanese Grand Prix. He is the only driver in the top ten starting on the hard compounds tyres. But it’s not likely to trouble Red Bull, who have locked out the front row and appear to have a healthy performance … Continue reading Button gambles on strategy in Suzuka (Japanese Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

Stewards clear Hamilton after protest

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The stewards of the Japanese Grand Prix have thrown out Williams’ protest that Lewis Hamilton held up Nico H???lkenberg in qualifying. Williams claimed Hamilton delayed H???lkenberg during his final run in Q3. Hamilton will start from eighth on the grid ahead of H???lkenberg and behind the other Williams of Rubens Barrichello. 2010 Japanese Grand Prix … Continue reading Stewards clear Hamilton after protest

Hamilton “very happy” but faces protest

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Lewis Hamilton said he was happy to qualify ‘best of the rest’ behind the Red Bulls in Suzuka after missing much of practice. However he will drop from third to eighth on the grid due to his gearbox change penalty following damage incurred during the Singapore Grand Prix which wasn’t detected at the time: I … Continue reading Hamilton “very happy” but faces protest

Vettel continues Suzuka dominance with pole (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel remains the man to beat at Suzuka after taking pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix. He leads an all-Red Bull front row at Suzuka while Robert Kubica will start from third position. Lewis Hamilton qualified third but will start from eighth due to his penalty. Robert Kubica’s Renault will take third on … Continue reading Vettel continues Suzuka dominance with pole (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

2010 Japanese Grand Prix grid

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Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Robert Kubica Renault 4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari Row 3 5. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes Row 4 7. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 8. Lewis Hamilton* McLaren-Mercedes Row 5 9. Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 10. Michael Schumacher Mercedes Row 6 11. … Continue reading 2010 Japanese Grand Prix grid

Ferrari alter livery to mark war deaths

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The Ferrari team will pay tribute to four Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan by wearing black armbands on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa’s cars will be “decorated in similar fashion”, the team said on Saturday. Stefano Domenicali said: The death of four of our fellow countrymen working as part … Continue reading Ferrari alter livery to mark war deaths