Tag Archive: Japanese Grand Prix

Aug 27

Verstappen tipped for Friday debut at Suzuka

Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Mark Webber’s bad relationship with his teammate Sebastian Vettel dates back six years

Webber’s bad mood with Vettel started in 2007 – Marko

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99007That is the claim of Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, who plays down suggestions Australian Webber and German Vettel only really fell out after the well-documented ‘Multi 21′ team orders saga of this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Japanese MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Motegi included the debut of a new Super-soft rear slick for CRT riders

MotoGP - Race action from the 2013 Japanese Grand PrixLast Sunday, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo won his second consecutive race after taking victory at the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Repsol Honda duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Ferrari plays down Massa’s team orders defiance

“Multi-function strategy A.  Now, please”

13-06-08_0089 Ferrari has played down Felipe Massa’s refusal to obey a direct team order in Sunday’s Japanese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Hot rumour – Hulkenberg’s future now secure

Hulkenberg gave nothing away

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 01 The hot rumour at Suzuka after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix is that Nico Hulkenberg’s future is now secure. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Second consecutive Renault podium lock out in Japan

Four of the top five positions were Renault-powered

Second consecutive Renault podium lock out in JapanSebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) wins Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Mark Webber (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) and Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1 Team) Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix preview

Japan Grand Prix Formula One preview

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Suzuka.

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Oct 09

Heavy Hulkenberg still on the scales at McLaren

McLaren might still be interested in signing Nico Hulkenberg for 2014.

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 00After Korea, where the German driver impressed at the wheel of his formerly-uncompetitive Sauber, it was rumoured he had now moved into pole position to replace the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Suzuka denies Honda return to bring Japanese driver to F1

 “That is pure speculation.”

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logoSuzuka race promoter Hiroshi Soda has played down suggestions Honda’s return to F1 will see a Japanese driver on the grid again. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Suzuka has inked a new five-year contract to keep hosting the annual Japanese grand prix.

Suzuka signs new F1 contract through 2018

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logoSpeed Week reports that the extension, signed trackside at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday, will see the sport return to the popular track until at least 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Champions unite in honour of Dan Wheldon

Autosport International Karting Challenge

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoDan Wheldon Borg Warner TrophyThe Autosport International Karting Challenge in honour of Dan Wheldon has received World Champion support ahead of the Johnny Herbert-presented event at the NEC Birmingham on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Steward warns Grosjean to avoid multiple race bans

“Another crash, and he will be a spectator on more than another occasion.”

Romain Grosjean crash Spa - photo © WRI2 2012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 05A formula one steward serving at this weekend’s Korean grand prix has warned Romain Grosjean not to crash at the first corner on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Ecclestone urges Lotus to test Grosjean’s vision

Bernie Ecclestone has urged Lotus to organise a round of vision tests for Romain Grosjean.

2010-06-12_06282012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 00Since returning to F1 as reigning GP2 champion this year, the French driver has been often praised for his pace but labelled a “first-lap nutcase” by Mark Webber following numerous early-race accidents. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Baton change at the Sauber F1 Team (updated)

Some time ago, Peter Sauber announced that he did not wish to be on the pit wall when he turned 70.
Sauber makes Kaltenborn first female F1 team boss


2012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Peter Sauber - Monisha Kaltenborn2012-06-09_0347The company founder is proving true to his word: in two days’ time – on 13th October – he will turn 69 and is now stepping back from the day-to-day running of the team. Monisha Kaltenborn (41), CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG and responsible for business operations at Hinwil since early 2010, will additionally take over the role of Team Principal at trackside with immediate effect.

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Oct 09

Schumacher had talks with Sauber, Ferrari – Lauda

Niki Lauda has confirmed that Michael Schumacher turned to Sauber and even Ferrari once he knew he would lose his Mercedes seat.

2012-05-27 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Monaco - Michael Schumacher 042012-06-10_0429Austrian legend Lauda, who has joined Mercedes as non-executive chairman, insists seven time world champion Schumacher lost his seat only because his decision-making period about the future beyond 2012 was so prolonged. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Webber confronted Grosjean after ‘nutcase’ jibe

Mark Webber has admitted to confronting Romain Grosjean after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 990252012-02-10 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 02The Australian was furious with the Lotus driver at Suzuka, describing the Frenchman as a “nutcase” after their first corner tangle. It is Grosjean’s ninth similar offence since returning to F1 as GP2 champion this year, causing many in the paddock to call on the FIA to give the 26-year-old yet another race ban. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Hamilton slams teammate Button on Twitter

Lewis Hamilton accused his McLaren teammate Jenson Button of lacking respect in the hours after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.

Jenson Button -Lewis Hamilton 2012-07-31Lewis Hamilton - (photo Getty Images)Earlier media reports – indicating that the pair’s relationship was breaking down ahead of Hamilton’s switch to Mercedes – revealed that Button had ‘unfollowed’ the 2008 world champion on Twitter. “After three years as teammates, I thought we respected one another but clearly he doesn’t,” Hamilton told his 1.1 million Twitter followers. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Sauber F1 Team interview with Kamui Kobayashi

“It was fantastic to see the people in my home country happy” – Kamui Kobayashi

2012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi 012012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - 01There was hardly anyone in the Formula One paddock in Suzuka who could resist smiling at the sight of an elated Kamui Kobayashi after his third place finish in front of a home crowd at the Japanese Grand Prix. A day later, the Sauber F1 Team driver talks about the first podium in his Formula One career. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Relief for Maldonado as supporter Chavez re-elected

F1 insiders had a keen eye on Venezuela’s presidential election on Sunday.

2012-06-09_02252011-06-26 - AT&T Williams - Spain - Pastor Maldonado - 01The sport’s main focus was, of course, in Japan, where Pastor Maldonado was racing his PDVSA-branded Williams around Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix race report

Japanese Grand Prix Formula One race report

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Suzuka Circuit.



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