Tag Archive: Japan

Sep 20

Toro Rosso targets Suzuka debut for Verstappen

Toro Rosso intends to give Max Verstappen his F1 weekend debut in Japan early next month.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (2) Earlier, it was expected that the second Red Bull team’s confirmed 2015 rookie, who is still just 16, would debut in Friday practice sessions later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Kobayashi keeps Caterham seat for Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi will stay at the wheel of his green Caterham for this weekend’s Singapore grand prix.

2014-06-08_0727 After Andre Lotterer took his place at Spa as the team’s new management seeks sponsored drivers, media reports had suggested Roberto Merhi, Andrea Caldarelli and Roman Rusinov were now next in line for Kobayashi’s cockpit.
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Sep 16

Caldarelli rules himself out for Caterham seat

Andrea Caldarelli has counted himself out of the running to race for Caterham in the near future.

9. (1280x1024)As the cockpit reshuffling continues in the wake of Kamui Kobayashi’s missed race at Spa, it is known that the team’s new leadership wants Roberto Merhi to drive the car under Singapore’s lights this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Giancarlo Fisichella supports the launch of Shell V-Power in Japan at the Ferrari Racing Days

At the famous Fuji Speedway

Ferrari Racing Days - Japan
On Sunday 14 September Showa Shell invited Scuderia Ferrari Test Driver Giancarlo Fisichella to the exclusive Ferrari Racing Days in Fuji, home to the final of the Shell Exciting Championship and Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific championship.

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Sep 15

Russian linked with Caterham seat for Sochi

Daniil Kvyat might not be the only Russian on the Sochi grid next month.

Roman Rusinov portrait The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit reshuffling under Caterham’s new management, 32-year-old Roman Rusinov is in the running to debut in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Kobayashi could race Caterham again in Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi could return to the wheel of his Caterham next weekend in Singapore.

2014-06-08_0727 At Monza, while the Japanese was drafted back in for the Italian grand prix, it was obvious that Caterham chiefs were looking ahead for a Singapore debut for Spaniard Roberto Merhi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Vettel close to taking sixth-engine grid penalty

Sebastian Vettel’s season could be set to go from bad to worse.

2014-07-04 - 99014 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The reigning world champion smiled meekly at Spa-Francorchamps when he responded to boss Christian Horner’s recent claim that the German is ‘tired’ in 2014 after consecutive title campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO win the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour to secure Bridgestone’s ninth consecutive victory as tyre supplier

37th Suzuka 8 Hour: 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two

                        

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO & Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE on the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour podium For the second year in a row the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO team of Takumi Takahashi, Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark won the Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance Road Race. The team prevailed in challenging conditions to extend Bridgestone’s record winning-streak as a tyre supplier at the ‘8 Tai’ to nine consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE’s Tsuda sets new lap record to take pole position at Suzuka 8 hour

2014 FIM Endurance World Championship Series, Round 2 – Suzuka 8 Hour

Yoshimura SUZUKI Shell ADVANCE riders after Suzuka 8 Hour Top10 Trial The Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE team of Takuya Tsuda, Randy de Puniet and Josh Waters will start on pole position at the 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hour after Japanese rider Tsuda set a new unofficial lap record of 2’06.703 in today’s Top10 Trial.

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Jul 23

Bridgestone supports star cast in its bid to extend record streak at Suzuka 8 Hours

This 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours this weekend at the fabled Suzuka Circuit in Japan

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP tyres Bridgestone will support some of the biggest names in motorcycle road racing as the world’s largest tyre manufacturer looks to extend its record winning streak at the Suzuka 8 Hours to nine consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Michimi to make Auto GP debut at Monza

Kuroda ready for Monza return with Euronova

euronova-racing Japan’s Shinya Michimi will make his Auto GP debut at Monza this weekend at the wheel of a Euronova Racing prepared car.

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May 06

McLaren to pass Mercedes information to Honda – Wolff

Wolff said he trusts McLaren to stick to what is allowed

2014-03-01_0013 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen Toto Wolff suspects McLaren will pass on knowledge about Mercedes’ turbo V6 to its 2015 engine supplier Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Honda duo to ‘observe’ at 2014 races – report

“There’s no point in racing unless you win”

2014-01-16_0495 Almost unnoticed in the Albert Park paddock last weekend strolled two Japanese with very big plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Massa hid Williams talks from manager

Williams asked him not to involve his manager Nicolas Todt

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Pat Symonds - Felipe Massa Felipe Massa kept his talks with Williams last year secret even from his own manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes vows to match Renault’s engine trickery

“We need to analyse what they have done”

2013-06-06_0006 Mercedes has vowed to catch F1’s runaway Renault-powered teams, as it risks losing millions in Concorde Agreement bonus money. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Stefano Domenicali says the door to Ferrari is open to Sebastian Vettel in the future.

Ferrari boss compares Vettel to Schumacher

2013-06-07_0001German Vettel has won the past three world champions for Red Bull, is cruising to a fourth in 2013 and is all signed up for 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Sutil says Pirellis ‘not like F1 tyres’

“I hope we can find a better situation in the future.”

2013-03-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 04Adrian Sutil has added yet another dissenting voice to F1 drivers’ collective dissatisfaction with Pirelli’s 2013 tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Absent Newey would miss Vettel’s title win in Japan

Briton Newey is usually a fixture on the pitwall

2013-06-07_0006Adrian Newey will not be trackside on Sunday if Sebastian Vettel wraps up his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Alonso says mathematical title chance ‘a miracle’

Christian Horner thinks championship celebrations in Japan are unlikely

2013-06-29 - Fernando Alonso - 0006Fernando Alonso thinks it is “a miracle” he is still even mathematically in the hunt for the 2013 title. Read the rest of this entry »

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