Tag Archive: Fuji

Oct 13

WEC welcomes next generation of endurance fans

One thing is for sure, the kids of the Fuji school got a very special field trip this Thursday afternoon!

Children from a local school close to Fuji Speedway had the time of their lives as they got a special guided tour of the FIA World Endurance Championship paddock this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

WEC: Burning questions for Fuji

6 Hours of Fuji – Mark Webber’s Fuji Memories

 

With just a few days to go until the big race at Fuji International Speedway there are plenty of hot topics to be discussed as teams and drivers ready for the unique challenge of the quick 2.835-mile circuit near Oyama. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

WEC: Kobayashi looks forward to Fuji

Coming home

2016-06-14-Tuesday-0031 For any racing driver, racing at home holds special significance. The fans, the proximity to family, the familiarity of it all contributes to an exciting atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

WEC: Fantastic Fuji sets dramatic scene as 2016 enters crucial stages

All eyes will be on the title battle which could see drivers from any of the three LMP1 manufacturers lift the winner’s trophies

2016-07-24-Sunday-0107 There could hardly be a more dramatic or perfect setting for the next round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship as the season enters its crucial final three events. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Will Stevens to race with G-Drive racing at Fuji

G-Drive Racing will welcome Will Stevens back to the team for the 6 Hours of Fuji on October 16

2016-07-24-Sunday-0056 Stevens, who race for the team at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June will join Roman Rusinov and Alex Brundle in the No.26 G-Drive racing ORECA- 05-Nissan LMP2 car at the Japanese venue. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

WEC: Nakajima aiming to recreate Fuji history

For Japanese ace Kazuki Nakajima, he really has the best of both worlds

2016-06-14-Tuesday-0033 While he travels the world as part of Toyota’s FIA World Endurance Championship assault, the second generation racer also gets to race regularly at home in single seaters in Formula Nippon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Crucial championship crunch time has arrived!

After the on-track drama of Fuji comes the analysis of the points situations as the 2015 WEC reaches boiling point.

2015-09-17-1734 Get ready to say goodbye to long finger nails because nerve-jangling, carrot-dangling title torment is about to torture the strategists and mathematicians in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

WEC: Porsche take epic Fuji 1-2

Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard claimed a third consecutive WEC victory

Porsche celebrated another 1-2 finish after an action-packed and eventful sixth round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship at a wet Fuji Speedway today. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji qualifying report

What the drivers say after qualifying for 6H Fuji

Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard, driving the No.17n Porsche 919 Hybrid, took an excellent pole position for the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji presentation

Sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship 2015

On 11 October, the 6 Hours of Fuji, sixth round of the World Endurance Championship, is set to be the scene of some fierce competition, especially for the top spots in the LM P1 driver’s competition and the GT manufacturer’s cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Team Sard Morand announces drivers lineups for Austin and Fuji

2015 FIA World Endurance Championship – Rounds 5 & 6

2015-08-29-Saturday-0014After a podium and a fourth position in the LMP2 class at Spa and the Nurburgring, TEAM SARD MORAND and the #43 Morgan EVO SARD hope for the best in the two forthcoming rounds of the 2015 World Endurance Championship at Austin (TX, USA) and Fuji (Japan). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Next stop: Shanghai

Off the back of our great result in Fuji I am looking forward to getting back into the car in China.

Mark Webber logo I know the track in Shanghai very well from my days in F1 and it’s a great circuit. The course has different winding turns and two long straights. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

A Ferrari one-two at Fuji – all dedicated to Jules Bianchi

The fifth round of the World Endurance Championship has taken place at the Fuji circuit, in front of a crowd of over 50,000 spectators.

#forza jules-002 After yesterday’s difficult qualifying session around the 4.549km-long Japanese circuit, the Ferraris which are involved in the championship battle pulled off an outstanding one-two. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji – Race

Podium finish and fourth place for the Porsche 919 Hybrid

Porsche Motorsport logo The Porsche Team celebrated its second podium finish of the season for the Porsche 919 Hybrid, while the sister car finished fourth in the six-hour race at Fuji, Japan.

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Oct 11

#ForzaJules: we are all with you!

Here in Fuji everyone is thinking of Jules Bianchi, also in Japan, as he fights his most important battle.

#forza jules-001 “We are all with you” is the sentiment expressed by everyone from the Ferrari teams tackling the fifth round of the World Endurance Championship. All the drivers in the Fuji 6 Hours will take to the track bearing this special message to the Ferrari Driver Academy youngster. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

WEC 6 Hours of Fuji – Saturday Qualifying

Porsche 919 Hybrid on front row for the fourth time

Porsche Motorsport logo The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start the six-hour race at Fuji, Japan from second and third on the grid. This means the Porsche Team has managed to get onto the front row for the fourth time in what is only its fifth race with the innovative and complex Le Mans Prototype. Round five of the FIA World Endurance Championship will get underway at 11am local time on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Mark previews the WEC race in Fuji

F1, Super GT, motor bike races and endurance racing – Japan is definitely a motor sport crazy county.

Mark Webber logo I’ve got good memories of watching the Suzuka 8 Hours motorcycle race on TV when I grew up, as a lot of Australians ride in that race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Winning structure still in place at Lotus – Villadelprat

The team’s last win was Alonso’s at Fuji in 2008.

2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 022012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 05Joan Villadelprat is full of praise for Lotus, a team he says still has the blood of Benetton and Renault flowing in its veins.

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Jun 20

BBC ‘unwise’ to consider F1 axe – Whitmarsh

“I think it would be very sad, and most unwise”

2011-06-12_05742010-09-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin WhitmarshIt would be “sad” and “unwise” if reports the BBC is considering dropping its live coverage of formula one in Britain are true. That is the claim of McLaren and FOTA chief Martin Whitmarsh, following the Sunday Times article about the broadcaster axing F1 after 2013 in order to save money. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Suzuka inks new GP deal for 2012

Suzuka will continue to host the Japanese grand prix beyond this October’s race.

2010-10-10 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi_5Suzuka CircuitLast October, the boss of the Honda-owned Mobilityland company admitted that its formula one race at Suzuka is “only marginally profitable”. Read the rest of this entry »

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