Tag Archive: Japan

Aug 22

Vettel close to taking sixth-engine grid penalty

Sebastian Vettel’s season could be set to go from bad to worse.

2014-07-04 - 99014 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The reigning world champion smiled meekly at Spa-Francorchamps when he responded to boss Christian Horner’s recent claim that the German is ‘tired’ in 2014 after consecutive title campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO win the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour to secure Bridgestone’s ninth consecutive victory as tyre supplier

37th Suzuka 8 Hour: 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two


MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO & Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE on the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour podium For the second year in a row the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO team of Takumi Takahashi, Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark won the Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance Road Race. The team prevailed in challenging conditions to extend Bridgestone’s record winning-streak as a tyre supplier at the ‘8 Tai’ to nine consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE’s Tsuda sets new lap record to take pole position at Suzuka 8 hour

2014 FIM Endurance World Championship Series, Round 2 – Suzuka 8 Hour

Yoshimura SUZUKI Shell ADVANCE riders after Suzuka 8 Hour Top10 Trial The Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE team of Takuya Tsuda, Randy de Puniet and Josh Waters will start on pole position at the 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hour after Japanese rider Tsuda set a new unofficial lap record of 2’06.703 in today’s Top10 Trial.

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Jul 23

Bridgestone supports star cast in its bid to extend record streak at Suzuka 8 Hours

This 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours this weekend at the fabled Suzuka Circuit in Japan

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP tyres Bridgestone will support some of the biggest names in motorcycle road racing as the world’s largest tyre manufacturer looks to extend its record winning streak at the Suzuka 8 Hours to nine consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Michimi to make Auto GP debut at Monza

Kuroda ready for Monza return with Euronova

euronova-racing Japan’s Shinya Michimi will make his Auto GP debut at Monza this weekend at the wheel of a Euronova Racing prepared car.

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May 06

McLaren to pass Mercedes information to Honda – Wolff

Wolff said he trusts McLaren to stick to what is allowed

2014-03-01_0013 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen Toto Wolff suspects McLaren will pass on knowledge about Mercedes’ turbo V6 to its 2015 engine supplier Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Honda duo to ‘observe’ at 2014 races – report

“There’s no point in racing unless you win”

2014-01-16_0495 Almost unnoticed in the Albert Park paddock last weekend strolled two Japanese with very big plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Massa hid Williams talks from manager

Williams asked him not to involve his manager Nicolas Todt

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Pat Symonds - Felipe Massa Felipe Massa kept his talks with Williams last year secret even from his own manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes vows to match Renault’s engine trickery

“We need to analyse what they have done”

2013-06-06_0006 Mercedes has vowed to catch F1′s runaway Renault-powered teams, as it risks losing millions in Concorde Agreement bonus money. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Stefano Domenicali says the door to Ferrari is open to Sebastian Vettel in the future.

Ferrari boss compares Vettel to Schumacher

2013-06-07_0001German Vettel has won the past three world champions for Red Bull, is cruising to a fourth in 2013 and is all signed up for 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Sutil says Pirellis ‘not like F1 tyres’

“I hope we can find a better situation in the future.”

2013-03-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 04Adrian Sutil has added yet another dissenting voice to F1 drivers’ collective dissatisfaction with Pirelli’s 2013 tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Absent Newey would miss Vettel’s title win in Japan

Briton Newey is usually a fixture on the pitwall

2013-06-07_0006Adrian Newey will not be trackside on Sunday if Sebastian Vettel wraps up his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Alonso says mathematical title chance ‘a miracle’

Christian Horner thinks championship celebrations in Japan are unlikely

2013-06-29 - Fernando Alonso - 0006Fernando Alonso thinks it is “a miracle” he is still even mathematically in the hunt for the 2013 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Ferrari turns to 2014 as Vettel reality bites

“99 per cent” of Ferrari’s focus is now on 2014

2013-09-21 - Felipe Massa - 0014Sebastian Vettel’s fourth consecutive title win moved a step closer to certainty on Sunday as he pulled 60 points clear of his nearest title rival. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

The tyre nominations for the forthcoming grands prix in Korea, Japan and India have been announced.

Pirelli tyre nominations revealed for Korea, Japan and India

2013-09-17 - PirelliFor Korea, the medium and supersoft tyres will be used. The surface tends to be slippery, with a wide variety of corners and some heavy braking areas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Honda denies plans for 2014 Honda test car

“We will not build such a vehicle”

2013-01-17-0133Honda has categorically denied reports it will build a test car in order to get track running of McLaren’s 2015 engine off to an early start. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

FIA Formula 3 European Championship now also covered in Italy, Austria and Asia

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship attracts more and more attention

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe variegated grid of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with its top-class talents from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA makes for a memorable 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Honda seeking English base for F1 foray – report

“Rumours refer to Cosworth’s properties”

2013-01-17-0133Honda is looking for an English base for its new formula one foray with its great former partner McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

McLaren-Honda: reuniting one of the greatest partnerships in Formula 1 history

McLaren confirms Honda’s 2015 F1 return

MP4-4 Powered by HondaMcLaren is delighted to confirm that it will form a new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Korea GP in doubt as rogue North threatens nuclear war

Most alarming is the rhetoric.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea International Circuit 03A cloud of uncertainty has moved above October’s scheduled running of the Korean grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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