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Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vettel:

Sebastian Vettel was robbed of any chance to fight for a victory in Japan when a spark plug on one cylinder failed. The German driver started the race on the right side alongside Lewis Hamilton and got off the line well, but not well enough to take the lead. His car was already showing a problem with the ignition as he lost one place on the opening lap. As Vettel dropped on sixth and continued to loose ground, he was called back into the pits […]

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Verstappen:

Max Verstappen finished 1.2s behind Lewis Hamilton at the Japanese GP, coming close from taking another victory following his Malaysian success last week. At one stage the gap had even been under a second but the Red Bull racing drivers admits it would have been difficult to pass Hamilton. “This is my second year in a row on the podium here at Suzuka; it seems like Japan is a good place for me," said Verstappen. "Our car was very competitive in the corners but it meant we lost […]

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Palmer enjoys last race with Renault

It was an emotional day at the Suzuka International Circuit as Renault Sport Formula One Team bid a fond farewell to Jolyon Palmer.The Brit drove a strong race, gaining six positions in the Japanese Grand Prix to finish twelfth his last race with the team. Palmer started the race from P18 on a new set of Soft tyres pitting on lap 39 for new Supersofts. “We had a solid last race, we started from the back and with one more lap, I think we could […]

Posted on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hamilton wins a dramatic Japanese GP

Three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix from the pole position, scoring his 61st career Formula One victory, his eighth of the season and third at Suzuka. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 1.211 seconds over Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The triumph, combined with a DNF by Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who is Hamilton’s nearest championship pursuer, allowed the Mercedes driver to increase his lead in the standings to a stout 59 points. Race results: 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:27:31.193 2.  M. […]

Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Force India shows strong qualifying performance

Sahara Force India showed good performance at Suzuka today with Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez qualifying in seventh and eighth places for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. “I’m feeling very happy after qualifying. The car has been fantastic since the beginning of the weekend, just as it was in Malaysia, and our result today shows the progress we have made recently developing the car, says Ocon. "Whether it’s been wet or dry, the car has been quick, and we’ve only had to make small adjustments to […]

Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Hamilton sets new lap record with pole time

Taking the pole for the Japanese Grand Prix was Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. His fast lap of 1:27.319 was .332 of a second better than runner-up and teammate Valtteri Bottas and it set a new all-time fastest lap at Suzuka, breaking the mark of 1:28.954 set by Michael Schumacher in 2006 during Q2 while driving for Scuderia Ferrari. Today's result was Hamilton’s 71st career Formula One pole, his 10th of the season and second straight, but his first at Suzuka. Qualifying results: 1.  L. Hamilton […]

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017

Single practice session for Haas

Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen only participated in the first practice session on Friday, with both drivers finishing among the top-11 in speed. Grosjean led the way with the ninth-fastest time – a 1:31.032 earned on the 17th of his 22 laps while riding on a set of Pirelli P Zero Red supersoft tires. Magnussen was 11th quick with a 1:31.216 set on his 15th and final lap, with his Haas VF-17 also outfitted with supersofts. “FP1 was a solid session […]

Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Haas frustrated over pointless race

Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez did not bring any point to their team after finished 11th and 20th, respectively in the Japanese GP at Suzuka. Haas drivers had to start the race on the same set of soft tires they used in Q3 and bet on a two-stop strategy to score good results. Grosjean started the race from seventh and Gutiérrez rolled off in 10th, with the first being pushed wide at the start by Nico Hulkenberg, which dropped him to ninth. Gutiérrez held his […]

Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Rosberg wins, Mercedes clinch championship

Nico Rosberg took a step closer to a maiden F1 crown with a dominant victory at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka as Lewis Hamilton recovered from another poor start to finish 3rd and Mercedes sealed their third consecutive constructors' championship. Rosberg crucially retained his lead at the start and was unchallenged thereafter, coming home five seconds ahead of second-placed Max Verstappen and extending his championship advantage to 33 points with just four races remaining. Verstappen held off Hamilton in the closing laps for P2, […]

Posted on Saturday, October 8, 2016

Rosberg pips Hamilton to Suzuka pole

Championship leader Nico Rosberg edged Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by the finest of margins to grab a third consecutive Suzuka pole position, while Ferrari out-performed rivals Red Bull. Hamilton had snatched provisional pole on the first runs in Q3, but Rosberg, who had topped all three sections, clocked a 1:30.647 in the dying stages to head his title rival by just 0.013 seconds. It was an inspired performance from Kimi Raikkonen to take third on the grid behind the Silver Arrows, just three tenths adrift, […]

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2016

Mercedes set the pace on Friday sessions

Nico Rosberg topped both practice sessions at Suzuka on Friday with Lewis Hamilton coming second on both occasions. Mercedes drivers ran the hard and the soft compound tyres in the morning session. Rosberg ran the medium and the soft tyre in the afternoon, whilst Hamilton ran the hard and the soft tyre. “It’s been a case of finding my way today. It began with quite a lot of under-steer and we had to work through the setup in order to find a better balance on […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2016 Japanese Grand PrixView

Formula 1 travels from Malaysia to Japan this week to one of the legendary circuits on the calendar that will host the 17th round of the championship. Drivers will take the challenge of an old-school track that is fast, technical, difficult but really fun to drive. With a top speed of almost 340kph, Suzuka records one of the highest speeds seen in the second part of the season. As demanding and unforgiving as it is, it brings plenty satisfaction to the drivers when they manage […]