Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble (2008 Japanese Grand Prix)

Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to […]

Bourdais gets 25s penalty

Massa promoted to seventh

Championship standings after Fuji

Ferrari back on top after Japan

Japanese Grand Prix result

Fernando Alonso wins at Fuji

Rate the race: Japanese Grand Prix

What did you think of the Japanese Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten and share your thoughts below:

Hamilton and Raikkonen’s Fuji clash – the penalty they got wrong (Video)


Lewis Hamilton made a rash mistake at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix – but did it deserve the drive-through penalty he received? Or to put it another way, has a driver ever got a penalty for forcing another driver off the track before?

Massa and Hamilton’s Fuji crash – the penalty they got right (Video)


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.

Links: Ecclestone on Massa & co.

Round-up of F1 news stories

Japanese GP: thoughts on the start

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 […]

Japanese GP history, 2000-2007 (Video)


Sorry for the delay in bringing you the final instalment of Journeyer’s guide to Japanese GP history. Parts one and two are here. The start of the decade pointed to dominance for a certain red team, but as the decade passed, we still saw some spectacular races, including a couple of championship showdowns, as well […]

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