Sebastien Loeb tests GP2 car ahead of possible Abu Dhabi F1 debut (Pictures)


Reigning World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb tested a GP2 car at Jerez in Spain today. The French five-times title winner drove for the DPR team amid rumours he wil drive for Toro Rosso in the F1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Loeb was slowest of the 25 drivers in action at the circuit today.

Japanese Grand Prix technical review

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer looks at the changes to the cars at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Japanese Grand Prix saw F1 make its long-awaited return to Suzuka, which demands a fundamentally different style of car to Fuji. Fuji has few high speed corners and in quite twisty, especially in sector three, before […]

Robert Kubica joins Renault for 2010 as doubts grow over Qadbak-Sauber entry

Robert Kubica has been confirmed as the replacement for Fernando Alonso at Renault for 2010. The Polish driver is returning to the company that played a crucial role in his arrival in F1. He won the World Series by Renault championship in 2005. Kubica always seemed likely to leave BMW after it emerged that he […]

Heikki Kovalainen’s F1 career in video

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the career of McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen – including that famous victory over Michael Schumacher. As we approach the end of the season, there are doubts over the future of Heikki Kovalainen. It was just two years ago when he scored his first podium here with arguably […]

Who do you want to be champion? (Poll)

There are two races to go and three drivers left in the championship. Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel have all won at least two races each but they’ve all made mistakes and they’ve all had bad races. Which of the three do you want to win the drivers’ title? Do any of the […]

Japanese Grand Prix 2009: The complete F1 Fanatic review

Review the Japanese Grand Prix in full with F1 Fanatic’s complete race coverage in one place, from practice to the race analysis.

Japanese Grand Prix facts and stats

Sebastian Vettel came within three-thousandths of a second of a perfect race result at Japan. It was the 25th Japanese Grand Prix that counted for the world championship and – happily – the 21st at Suzuka. More facts and stats below.

Japanese Grand Prix: driver reactions

Here are the key moments of the Japanese Grand Prix as described by the drivers: Starting from tenth on the grid was always going to make for a tough race but my pace was really good in the race and I was very happy with the performance of the car. I was pulling massive amounts […]

Red Bull’s pace and Hamilton’s fumble (Japanese Grand Prix analysis)

A look at the data from the Japanese Grand Prix just how far ahead Red Bull were – and how they should have had a one-two at a track that suited the RB5 perfectly. See below for the analysis in full, including the battle between Jarno Trulli and Lewis Hamilton and how Jenson Button salvaged […]

Japanese Grand Prix in pictures


Great circuits always make for great photographs and Suzuka is no exception. Look back at how today’s Japanese Grand Prix unfolded with this collection of pictures from the race.