Tag Archive: Fuji

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 »

Aug 24

Suzuka to host next three Japanese GPs

Previously was scheduled to only annually alternate the race hosting rights with Fuji

Suzuka will host the next three consecutive Japanese grand prix, the owners of the circuit announced in a statement on Sunday.They had met at Valencia with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, to discuss how to move forward following the withdrawal from the calendar of the Toyota-owned Fuji Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Toyota’s Fuji confirms F1 calendar exit

Suzuka to fill Fuji’s 2010 GP gap?

Toyota-owned Fuji Speedway on Tuesday confirmed reports that the circuit will no longer host the Japanese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Fuji to give up Japanese GP – report

This year, an annual alternating scheme with Suzuka commences.

Owners Toyota have decided to no longer host the Japanese grand prix at Fuji Speedway, the Asahi newspaper reported on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Webber angry about Hamilton headlines

Mark Webber has responded angrily to media reportage of his comments about Lewis Hamilton

Amid drivers’ concerns about some of the championship leader’s recent on-track manoeuvres, the Australian had compared Hamilton’s start at Fuji a week ago with Monza in 2000. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

No ‘secret deal’ behind Renault boost

Great emphasis on constant development and several new parts to each race

Alonso-04-2008-09-06Technical boss Bob Bell insists hard work and constant development has propelled Renault up the 2008 grid, amid wild rumours of FIA favouritism. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

World’s press slams 2008 title chargers

Desperate attempts to lose the title!

top 3-01-2008-09-27F1’s two main championship challengers headed from Fuji to Shanghai following the Japanese grand prix amid a wave of press criticism. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Coulthard fit for China after Fuji crash

The impact was pretty hard, but I’m fine

David Coulthard has brushed aside fears he might have to miss the penultimate race of his long formula one career. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Sticky: Alonso stuns F1 at Fuji as Renault win again (+result)

Hamilton still leads the Championship 5 points ahead of Massa

Fernando Alonso showed that he is arguably still the best driver in F1, after securing his second victory in a row in 2008 in the Japanese GP at Fuji – as world championship contenders Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa imploded… Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix race report (updated)

Japanese Formula One race report


Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Fuji. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Hamilton rejects Kubica reproach

“I don’t care what the other guys think” – Hamilton

Hamilton-02-2008-09-12Championship leader and Fuji pole sitter Lewis Hamilton has brushed off claims his formula one rivals are unhappy with his on-track tactics. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix qualifying report

Japanese Formula One qualifying report


Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Fuji. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Sticky: Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix free practice report

Japanese Formula One free practice report


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

 

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