Tag Archive: Japan

Nov 29

Schaeffler makes Formula E big in Japan

Formula E descended on the land of the rising sun last week, as part of the Ecology Mobility Fair in the business district of Marunouchi, Tokyo.

With its incredible Japanese architecture, fused with the beautiful greenery in the heart of the city, this could very well be a perfect location for a future ePrix… 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 21

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro determined to win in Shanghai

The Portuguese driver is also aiming to maintain his second place in the driver’s championship

WTCC - Tiago Monteiro Three weeks after claiming his 6th and 7th podium of the season in Japan, Tiago Monteiro is committed to providing Honda a new series of good results in Shanghai, home to round 10 of 12 in the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

WTCC: Tiago Monteiro ready for his second home race’

The ambition is clear but Tiago knows that his rival teams will be firing on all cylinders in this final stretch of the FIA WTCC

WTCC Tiago Monteiro aiming for revenge in Qatar On September 3 and 4, Tiago Monteiro will participate on the Twin Ring Motegi circuit Japan, in what he considers to be his second home race in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC.

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Aug 20

Countdown to Twin Ring Motegi: Key WTCC timings revealed

With FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi just two weeks away, here are the key timings.

Countdown to Twin Ring Motegi: Key WTCC timings revealedFollowing shakedown on Friday 2 September, the high-speed track action begins with Free Practice 1 from 08h45-09h15 on Saturday 3 September. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Ragazzi takes Race 1 at Suzuka

Riccardo Ragazzi got back to winning ways in the Maserati Trofeo World Series

Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo_Riccardo Ragazzi (2) Victory arrived in Race 1 at Suzuka, Japan, in what is the fifth round in the series. Ragazzi made the most of the pole position he earned in the morning’s Super Pole to lead from start to finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Nobuharu Matsushita completes ART Grand Prix line up

F3 Japan Champion joins GP2 field

Nobuharu Matsushita completes ART Grand Prix line upART Grand Prix have confirmed that 21 year old Nobuharu Matsushita will join their 2015 GP2 Series campaign. Racing alongside Stoffel Vandoorne, the young Japanese driver will fight to return the team’s championship to the French based squad as he learns the ropes in the Formula One feeder series. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Bianchi ‘will be heavily disabled’ – Streiff

Jules Bianchi “will be very heavily disabled” if he ever emerges from his coma, according to the former F1 driver Philippe Streiff.

2014-06-05_0125 The Frenchman, who was paralysed after a 1989 crash, caused a stir on Wednesday when he told French radio Europe 1 that his friend Michael Schumacher is paralysed, can’t speak and has memory problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Family denies Bianchi to leave Japan

Jules Bianchi’s family has denied reports the French driver could soon be transferred from the hospital in Japan.

2014-06-05_0125 This Sunday will mark four weeks since the Marussia driver’s life-threatening Suzuka crash, and the family announced in a new statement late on Thursday that Bianchi is still in a “critical but stable” condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Horror month for collapsing backmarker Marussia

October was a horror month for the F1 backmarker Marussia.

2014-02-22_0032 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The first, tragic blow came in the shadow of the Suzuka typhoon, when the promising talent Jules Bianchi skidded into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Go behind the scenes of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup with Ride the Future video

Seventh race of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup took place at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit in Japan.
Shell Advance Talent Cup logo The penultimate race weekend of the inaugural season saw all eyes focus on Japan’s young talents. Episode Five (8:38mins) goes behind the scenes with local riders Ayumu Sasaki, Ryo Mizuno and Tsubasa Yoshida as they take the cameras through their daily routine before switching their mindset to the challenge ahead which sees them turning their potential into performance, thanks also to Shell Advance.

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Oct 15

Isolated media reports regarding Jules Bianchi’s accident – A Response by the Marussia F1 Team

Angry Marussia slams Bianchi reports

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team is shocked and angered by these allegations. Marussia on Wednesday hit back at media reports suggesting the team and Jules Bianchi were to blame for the Frenchman’s life-threatening crash at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Marussia set to run two cars in Austin

Marussia looks set to revert to a two-car operation in the wake of the Russian grand prix.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2) After Sunday at Sochi, where Max Chilton went it alone while the seriously injured Jules Bianchi’s sister car sat dormant, Briton Chilton admitted it had been “an incredibly tough week” for the entire team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Lorenzo wins the day and Marquez the MotoGP™ championship at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Japanese MotoGP race winner Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo continued his irresistible form in the second half of the 2014 MotoGP season as he won his second consecutive race at Motegi as Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez made it back-to-back MotoGP™ World Championship titles by taking second place in the Japanese Grand Prix. 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 12

Alonso eyes Williams as sabbatical ‘risk’ grows

Williams is the latest team sensationally linked with Fernando Alonso’s uncertain future.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The growing feeling in the F1 paddock is that, as Ferrari reportedly prepares to welcome Sebastian Vettel, Spaniard Alonso is facing the prospect of a year on the sidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Dovizioso destroys Motegi lap record to take pole position in Japan

Round 15: Japanese MotoGP™ – Qualifying
Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - Japanese MotoGP QP2 Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso continued the scintillating pace he showed yesterday at Motegi to smash the existing circuit lap record by four-tenths of a second and claim pole position for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix.

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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 10

Father says ‘no change’ in Bianchi’s condition

“Professor Saillant and the Italian specialist who came at the request of Ferrari are cooperating fully with the local doctors” – Philippe Bianchi.

2014-06-05_0050 Five days after Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening crash at Suzuka, there is “no significant change” in his health condition, father Philippe has revealed. Bianchi’s father was speaking on Thursday to the French daily Nice-Matin, adding that the messages of support from the F1 paddock and around the world have been encouraging to the family. Read the rest of this entry »

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