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.
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 … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix: driver reactions
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 … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix fastest laps analysis
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.
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.