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 […]

Ferrari stick to equality. Good for them

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the team’s 2010 F1 driver line-up of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will compete as equals. Ferrari embraced driver equality after Michael Schumacher left the team in 2006. It’s great to see that their change of driver line-up hasn’t led to a change in policy.

2009 Japanese Grand Prix – The F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme

Get ready for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme. It includes everything you nede to know about the track, the championship situation and the history of the race.

Drivers relish Suzuka challenge (Japanese Grand Prix preview)

Suzuka has only been off the calendar for two years, but already eight of the 20 drivers competing this weekend have never raced there in F1. It’s a warm welcome back for one of F1’s most beloved circuits. And once again, it could provide the setting for a championship showdown.

Hockenheim returns to 2010 F1 calendar

The Hockenheimring is expected to return to the 2010 F1 calendar. The circuit claims a financial rescue package has been agreed and it will continue to share the German Grand Prix with the Nurburgring. According to the circuit’s website the event will remain at the venue until 2018. There had previously been talking about the […]

Japanese Grand Prix TV times

The F1 circus heads straight from Singapore to Suzuka for back-to-back Grand Prix action. Here’s when the Japanese Grand Prix sessions will be on British TV this weekend: Friday 2nd October Japanese Grand Prix first practice live: 02:00-03:30 (BBC Red Button and online) Japanese Grand Prix second practice live: 06:00-07:30 (BBC Red Button and online) […]

Japanese Grand Prix weather forecast

The Japanese Grand Prix has moved back from Fuji to Suzuka this year. Although Fuji will always be remembered for the downpours that greeted the 1976 and 2007 F1 races, Suzuka has had its share of wet weather as well. Very heavy rain fell in 1994, almost causing the race to be abandoned. And showers […]

Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan

Update: see how Button and Brawn can win the titles in Brazil. The Japanese Grand Prix this weekend could see the conclusion of either or both world championships. Drivers’ championship Jenson Button will seal the drivers’ championship if he scores at least five points more than team mate Rubens Barrichello. He can do that by: […]

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