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.
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Here in Fuji everyone is thinking of Jules Bianchi, also in Japan, as he fights his most important battle.
“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.
Porsche 919 Hybrid on front row for the fourth time
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.
“I think it would be very sad, and most unwise”
It 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.
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.