Tag Archive: Japan

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 »

Oct 09

Marussia could field one car in Russia after Bianchi crash

Marussia is yet to declare how it will tackle this weekend’s Russian grand prix, as its race driver Jules Bianchi lies comatose in Japan.

2014-06-08_0639 In the few days since the French driver’s horror crash at Suzuka, the Russian-branded, UK based team has focused almost completely on supporting the seriously injured Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Controversial Putin to attend Russia GP

F1 will court further controversy this weekend when Russian president Vladimir Putin oversees the inaugural grand prix at Sochi.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 Amid the Ukraine crisis, the MH17 atrocity and tough anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Europe and the US, there had already been calls for formula one to cancel its first race in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Wurz tells drivers to keep quiet after Bianchi crash

“Before drawing conclusions it is right to listen to the views of all the parties involved”

Alex Wurz portait 1 Gerard Saillant, the well-known trauma surgeon with close links to Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, has arrived in Japan to get involved with Jules Bianchi’s fight for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Red Bull denies departing Vettel now ‘number 2′

Sebastian Vettel will not be marginalised by Red Bull despite shocking the team with his sudden departure news last week in Japan.

2014-07-19 - 99038 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel That is the claim of team chief Dr Helmut Marko, who is already fending off claims the Ferrari-bound German received second-rate treatment during the Suzuka race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

F1 waiting on official news about Bianchi

The worried world of F1 is still waiting for more news about Jules Bianchi.

2014-02-19_0005 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi While protagonists argue about the rights and wrongs of his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday, the talented 25-year-old remains critically ill in the Mie hospital about 15 kilometres from Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Japan and Russia races to start on time – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has ruled out moving the start time of Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.

Ecclestone-01-2008-09-28 Shifting the 3pm start time forward by up to four hours has been under consideration, as the typhoon Phanfone bears down on Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Ecclestone says F1 board reports ‘rubbish’

Bernie Ecclestone has slammed reports his return to formula one’s executive board has been denied.

2012-11-15_0006 British newspapers on Friday had said that despite his German legal troubles now being over, the board of F1’s holding company Delta Topco put “conditions” on Ecclestone’s return that were not met. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

F1 eyes earlier Japan GP to dodge typhoon

An approaching typhoon is threatening to drive the Japanese grand prix off track.

Grand Prix du Japon Suzuka - photo DR Fernando Alonso’s future may be the talk of the Suzuka paddock, but every eye is on the ominous skies above the fabled circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Typhoon threatens Japan GP

Mother nature is threatening to interfere with this weekend’s running of the Japanese grand prix.

2010-10-10 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil_2 Already this week, reports had emerged that ash and smoke from the nearby Ontake volcano eruption was affecting air traffic as the formula one world jets into Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

There have been unfounded and unsubstantiated rumours concerning actions against 1MRT, the entrant and owner of CaterhamF1

Caterham F1 Team statement

11 - Caterham F1 TeamAn action was threatened yesterday against a supplier company to 1MRT. This company is not owned by 1MRT and it has no influence over the entry of CaterhamF1 or the entrant. Read the rest of this entry »

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