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.

Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps analysis

Fastest laps by driver Rank Driver Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap Laps within 1% of personal best 1 Mark Webber 92.569 0 2 2 Sebastian Vettel 92.572 0.003 24 3 Kimi Raikkonen 92.999 0.43 10 4 Jarno Trulli 93.152 0.583 29 5 Jenson Button 93.251 0.682 12 6 Lewis Hamilton 93.259 0.69 28 7 […]

Felipe Massa granted Ferrari test – could he make a comeback at Abu Dhabi?

Felipe Massa has been given permission to test a 2008-specification Ferrari using GP2 tyres. The reports in Brazilian press raise hopes he could make a surprise return to F1 before the end of the 2009 season.

Stewards’ decision could give Brawn title (Update: No penalty for Rosberg)

Nico Rosberg is under investigation from the stewards at Suzuka following the Japanese Grand Prix – and the outcome of the hearing could hand the constructors’ championship to Brawn. Brawn claim Rosberg drove too quickly when the safety car was deployed following Jaime Alguersuari’s crash. The lap time data from the race shows how Rosberg […]

Vettel keeps title hopes alive at Suzuka (Japanese Grand Prix race report)

Sebastian Vettel utterly dominated the Japanese Grand Prix – and he kept his championship hopes alive as the Brawn duo finished at the bottom of the points places. Vettel also single-handedly kept Red Bull in the constructors’ championship battle.

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.

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