Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton clashed in the opening laps of the Japanese Grand Prix in highly controversial fashion. Hamilton had dived down the inside of Massa at turn ten. But Massa cut across the inside of the following bend and tipped Hamilton into a spin which left him last.
For Felipe Massa, 0.053 seconds could be the difference between a winnable race and a damage limitation exercise. Those five hundredths of a second are the difference between Massa, fifth on the grid, and Heikki Kovalainen, third. With Lewis Hamilton starting from pole position Ferrari will have to bring Kimi Raikkonen, who starts alongside the […]
This year?óÔé¼Ôäós Japanese Grand Prix looks set to be dry, potentially giving us a very different race to the dramatic, rain-soaked encounter won by Lewis Hamilton last year. As I wrote earlier in the week I think Fuji Speedway in the dry will play to Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós strengths but John Beamer disagrees and McLaren seemed to […]
Here’s the second part of Journeyer’s guide to the Japanese Grand Prix. Part one showed Japan’s rich history of title showdowns started a long time ago. Six title showdowns in the first seven Japanese GPs made for some astounding viewing. While title showdowns became rarer in later races, these races often played crucial rules in […]