Red Bull’s pace and Hamilton’s fumble (Japanese Grand Prix analysis)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Red Bull’s pace and Hamilton’s fumble (Japanese Grand Prix analysis)

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

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

Crashes for Alguersuari, Glock and Kovalainen halt Japan qualifying (Video)

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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 … Continue reading Crashes for Alguersuari, Glock and Kovalainen halt Japan qualifying (Video)

Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

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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 … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

Suzuka practice washout in pictures

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The first two F1 practice sessions at Suzuka were disrupted by heavy rain. This was a blow for the eight F1 drivers who haven’t competed in an F1 race weekend at the circuit and badly needed time to acclimatise. But it should make for an unpredictable qualifying session tomorrow. Kamui Kobayashi made his first appearance … Continue reading Suzuka practice washout in pictures