Tag Archive: Japanese Grand Prix

Oct 27

Recovery vehicle driver says F1 ‘never safe’

An experienced F1 recovery vehicle driver in Brazil has defended his Japanese colleagues in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.

2014-06-05_0040Brazil’s Globo Esporte says Rafael Ricciardi has been driving the vehicle charged with removing stricken cars from the Interlagos circuit near the pit exit for four years running. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Bianchi’s recovery chances ‘very small’ – Burti

“If he survives, it seems that his chances of living without consequences are also very small”

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (4) Luciano Burti, a former F1 driver and full-time pundit for Brazil’s Globo, has bad news about the health of critically injured driver Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Todt asks for calm after Bianchi crash

Jean Todt has called for patience in the wake of critically-injured Jules Bianchi’s recent Suzuka crash.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Since the Frenchman struck a recovery vehicle in controversial circumstances during the Japanese grand prix, speculation about responsibility for the crash has been widespread. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Father admits Bianchi could die from crash injuries

Jules Bianchi’s father has revealed the medical condition of his son remains “desperate”, more than a week after his Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Philippe’s comments to the Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport preceded an official update from the family of the seriously injured Marussia driver.
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Oct 14

Bling makes Hamilton ‘a bit different’ – Lauda

“We have one normal driver, and one who is a bit different.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (19) According to the Kolner Express tabloid, F1 legend Niki Lauda raised an eyebrow in Russia when he spotted Lewis Hamilton’s latest accessory — an enormous gold chain. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Japanese MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

“The stop-and-go layout of the circuit is the main factor when we develop tyres for the Japanese Grand Prix”
 

MotoGP - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo at Motegi Conditions for the start of the Japanese Grand Prix race weekend were warm, but cool ambient temperatures and cloud cover drastically lowered track temperatures on Sunday, with a peak recording of just 27°C recorded during the race.

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Oct 13

Ferrari split ‘just a rumour’ – Alonso

Fernando Alonso is still the leading man of the intriguing 2014 ‘silly season’.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Apparently on the way out at Ferrari, the Spaniard is said to have been caught off guard by Red Bull, who shut the door on Alonso in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s shock exit. 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

Mercedes poised to win constructors’ title

Mercedes is expected to wrap up the constructors’ world championship in Russia later on Sunday.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi (8) With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg locking out the front row of the grid, the team needs a 25-point haul to guarantee the title with three races to spare. 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 10

Dominant Dovizioso sets the pace on the opening day at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two
MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - Japanese MotoGP FP2 Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso was in ominous form on the first day of practice at the Japanese Grand Prix, the Italian rider setting a stunning a lap time of 1’45.140 in this afternoon’s Free Practice 2 session at Motegi to finish comfortably ahead of his closest competitor.

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Oct 08

Show goes on but F1 still thinking of Bianchi

The teams and drivers may have leapt 8,000 kilometres from Suzuka to Sochi, but Jules Bianchi remains in the minds of the entire F1 world.

IMG_4100 As was and is still the case with F1 legend Michael Schumacher, protagonists and pundits are now turning to the opinions of external experts to know more about the predicament the talented 25-year-old Frenchman finds himself in. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

A Statement from the family of Jules Bianchi

Family gives name of Bianchi head injury

IMG_4100 The following statement is provided by the family of Jules Bianchi, in conjunction with the Mie General Medical Center, and is distributed on their behalf by the Marussia F1 Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Bianchi would have driven third Ferrari – Montezemolo

Jules Bianchi was on course for a future wearing Ferrari red — and perhaps as soon as 2015.

2014-03-02_0056 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi That is the claim of outgoing Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who told Italian media at the Genoa Boat Show on Monday that he was “very sad” to know the team’s leading ‘academy’ driver is now fighting for his life in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Schumacher ‘can live normal life again’ – Todt

“He fights.  His condition improves, which is very important”

FIA_GE09_014 Jean Todt has delivered perhaps the most promising news about Michael Schumacher’s condition since the F1 legend’s fateful skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

A media communication from the Marussia F1 Team

Jules Bianchi accident, 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (4) FIA Statement in full – On lap 42, Adrian Sutil lost control of his car, spun and hit the tyre barrier on the outside of Turn 7.The marshals displayed double waved yellow flags before the corner to warn drivers of the incident. A recovery vehicle was despatched in order to lift the car and take it to a place of safety behind the guardrail. While this was being done the driver of car 17, Jules Bianchi, lost control of his car, travelled across the run-off area and hit the back of the tractor. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Bianchi in surgery for ‘severe head injury’ – FIA

Jules Bianchi is undergoing surgery for a “severe head injury”, F1’s governing body has announced.

2014-06-05_0125 At the same time, the French driver’s father has told the L’Equipe sports daily that his son is in a “critical” condition at the Mie hospital near Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix race report

Japanese Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

FIA admits Japan GP could be cancelled

Every eye is on the sky in the final hour before the Japanese grand prix.

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logo As streams run down the pitlane and rain bands brought by typhoon Phanfone fill the radar screens, it emerged on Sunday that Suzuka organisers twice turned down the governing FIA’s request to move the 3pm start time forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix qualifying report

Japanese Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Suzuka.

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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 03

McLaren says ‘works’ status could attract Alonso

Not many well-informed insiders in the Suzuka paddock still believe Fernando Alonso will be a Ferrari driver in 2015.

IMG_6345 In fact, the growing consensus is that the Spaniard’s contract termination will be made public after the Japanese grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Typhoon delay could affect Russia GP

F1 authorities have ruled out running the Japanese grand prix on Saturday, it has emerged from Suzuka.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 2 Bernie Ecclestone’s contracts with broadcasters promise a Sunday race, and Honda-owned Suzuka is also concerned it would have to refund tickets bought for Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix free practice report

Japanese Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Suzuka.

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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

Will Stevens joins the Marussia F1 Team as an Official Reserve Driver

New recruit

10 - Marussia F1 TeamThe Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that it has signed young British hopeful Will Stevens to its 2014 roster of Official Reserve Drivers, alongside Alexander Rossi. 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 02

Mercedes admits ‘no peace’ between warring drivers

“There is no need for a peace pact to show to the public”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Lewis Hamilton 02 Toto Wolff has admitted tension between Mercedes’ title-warring teammates is inevitable over the decisive final five races of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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