Rate the race: Japanese Grand Prix

A pot-boiler of a result at Suzuka which keeps both championship battles going. Rate the Japanese Grand Prix out of ten and leave a comment below.

Championship points after Japan

Drivers’ championship standings Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 85 2 Rubens Barrichello 71 3 Sebastian Vettel 69 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 45 6 Lewis Hamilton 43 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 30.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Heikki Kovalainen 22 12 Felipe Massa 22 13 Nick […]

Japanese Grand Prix race result

Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 53 2 Jarno Trulli 53 4.877 4.877 3 Lewis Hamilton 53 6.472 1.595 4 Kimi Raikkonen 53 7.94 1.468 5 Nico Rosberg 53 8.793 0.853 6 Nick Heidfeld 53 9.509 0.716 7 Rubens Barrichello 53 10.641 1.132 8 Jenson Button 53 11.474 0.833 9 Robert Kubica 53 […]

Japanese Grand Prix qualifying pictures


Suzuka was grey and murky yesterday, but today two sessions were held in bright sunshine, showing off the track at its best. Here’s a collection of pictures from qualifying earlier today.

Vettel has slight strategy advantage (Japanese Grand Prix fuel weights)

Sebastian Vettel should be able to pit one lap later than Jarno Trulli and Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. But will he be able to keep Hamilton behind at the start of the race? Here are the fuel weights in full.

Button, Barrichello, Alonso, Sutil and Buemi get five-place grid penalties

Five drivers have been been moved down the grid for the Japanese Grand Prix. They are Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Adrian Sutil, Sebastien Buemi and Fernando Alonso. However because of the large number of drivers that got penalties, some of them will not lose a full five places. See the Japanese Grand Prix grid.

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. […]

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