Toyota has admitted the Fuji Speedway will not be on the 2010 F1 calendar, confirming rumours that circulated at the end of May. As I said at the time, I’m not sorry to see Fuji go – it’s not a great circuit in its own right and it pales in comparison to Suzuka, which will … Continue reading Toyota confirm Fuji Speedway will not hold an F1 race in 2010
Fuji Speedway, which is owned by Toyota, may not return to the F1 calendar in 2010 as planned. The track is supposed to be rotating the Japanese Grand Prix with Honda-owned Suzuka, which holds this year?óÔé¼Ôäós race. But the circuit operators have suggested the 2010 running is in doubt, potentially returning the Japanese round to … Continue reading Fuji Speedway to disappear from 2010 F1 calendar, things are looking up
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:
John Beamer from F1-Pitlane looks at the technical tweaks from Fuji. In contrast to the tight corners and slow speeds of the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore, Fuji Speedway, with its 1.5km start-finish straight, puts a premium on a low drag car. Although over 80% of the corners are low speed and would typically demand … Continue reading John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Fuji
Following criticism of some of the penalties served to drivers during the Japanese Grand Prix Formula One Management has published a montage of footage showing new angles of the incidents. Most of the angles were not shown to fans who saw the standard F1 television footage as provided to ITV and many other stations during … Continue reading F1.com reacts to criticism of Fuji penalties by releasing new videos
Here’s the Japanese Grand Prix progress chart showing how far apart each of the drivers were on each lap. It shows how Renault strategically out-manoeuvred BMW to get Fernando Alonso ahead of Robert Kubica, and how Kubica fought a rearguard action to keep Raikkonen behind.
Fernando Alonso became the first driver to win the Japanese Grand Prix at two different venues. Sebastien Bourdais led a race for the first time, and his penalty allowed Mark Webber to reach his points century. Here’s the statistics round-up from the Japanese Grand Prix.
Relive the Japanese Grand Prix with this selection of 30 high-resolution photographs from the race covering all of the teams. Click once to preview, click again for high-resolution version. F1 pictures View more F1 pictures
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What did you think of the Japanese Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten and share your thoughts below:
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?
Review the Japanese Grand Prix Live Blog below.
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 … Continue reading Japanese GP: thoughts on the start
Lewis Hamilton will start the Japanese Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row. And his hopes of taking a decisive lead in the championship were bolstered by Felipe Massa’s failure to qualify on the first two rows: Massa starts tomorrow’s crucial race from fifth on the grid.
Review the Japanese GP Qualifying Live Blog below.
Review the Japanese GP Free Practice 3 Live Blog below.
This year?óÔé¼Ôäós Japanese Grand Prix looks set to be dry, potentially giving us a very different race to the dramatic, rain-soaked encounter won by Lewis Hamilton last year. As I wrote earlier in the week I think Fuji Speedway in the dry will play to Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós strengths but John Beamer disagrees and McLaren seemed to … Continue reading 2008 Japanese Grand Prix predictions