Crashes for Alguersuari, Glock and Kovalainen halt Japan qualifying (Video)

Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka was red-flagged three times for three different accidents. Jaime Alguersuari put his Toro Rosso in the barriers at Degner eight minutes into Q2. Then, four minutes after the session had resumed, Timo Glock crashed his Toyota at the final turn. In Q3 it was Heikki Kovalainen’s turn […]

Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for the fourth time this season after leading the field in a chaotic qualifying session at Suzuka. Three crashes forced the session to be stopped at different points, including a particularly worrying accident for Timo Glock. And Brawn duo Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello could face penalties after improving […]

2009 Japanese Grand Prix grid

2009 Japanese Grand Prix

Full grid and starting order for the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka including any grid penalties that have been applied.

F1 links: Button ‘won’t cheat like Schumacher’

After the Renault scandal it seems several people in F1 are trying to look whiter-than-white. First Ferrari say they’ll give their drivers equals status next year, now Jenson Button is talking about how he won’t copy Schumacher’s tactics of 1994 and 1997: Jenson Button: I’d never cheat to win title (The Sun) "That was Schumacher. […]

Vatanen says “tide is turning” in his favour but fears voter intimidation

Ari Vatanen feels he is the front runner in the FIA president election race following Max Mosley’s letter urging people to vote for Jean Todt. Vatanen told this site: It is very sad he has done this. But they know we are leading now. If he knew they were leading he would never write such […]

New video of Suzuka track on F1 2009 for Wii & PSP

Codemasters have released a new video showing how the Suzuka circuit, scene of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, will look in their forthcoming game F1 2009. The game goes on sale on November 20th in the UK and November 19th in the rest of Europe. See the press release below for more on-sale information. Press […]

Suzuka practice washout in pictures

Pictures

The first two F1 practice sessions at Suzuka were disrupted by heavy rain. This was a blow for the eight F1 drivers who haven’t competed in an F1 race weekend at the circuit and badly needed time to acclimatise. But it should make for an unpredictable qualifying session tomorrow. Kamui Kobayashi made his first appearance […]

Three to go: it’s time to make those Japanese Grand Prix predictions

The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is finely balanced with just three races left. And with little meaningful running at Suzuka on Friday it’s going to be even harder than ever to get those predictions right. Guess the Japanese Grand Prix pole sitter and top three finishers below.

Kamui Kobayashi to stand in for Glock

Kamui Kobayashi will drive for Toyota in the Friday practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix. He is standing in for Timo Glock, who is unwell. It will be Kobayashi’s first appearance as a driver at a Grand Prix weekend. The 23-year-old Japanese driver has tested for Toyota for the past two seasons and is […]

F1 links: Massa wants Singapore justice

Felipe Massa has spoken for the first time since the Singapore scandal about how it affected his championship campaign. Unsurprisingly, he’s a bit miffed Renault were allowed to keep their win. Felipe Massa was ‘robbed’ of F1 world title by Nelson Piquet Jnr Singapore crash (Daily Telegraph) "I have seen in football how a referee […]