Japanese GP

  • Webber takes pole for Japanese GP, Vettel second October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Mark Webber claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, outqualifying his teammate and runaway Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel for the first time this season. Webber clocked a time of 1 minute, 30.915 seconds at the Suzuka circuit, edging Vettel, who was just...
  • Webber fastest in final practice for Japanese GP October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Mark Webber set the fastest time in final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix while team-mate and runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel sat out the last 20 minutes with a KERS power-boost problem and was ninth ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Webber's lap of 1 minute and...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice at Japanese GP October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel had the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, indicating the German is in a good position to clinch his fourth straight championship in Sunday's race. Vettel's time of 1 minute and 33.852 seconds around the Suzuka circuit was 0.168...
  • Hamilton admits his mistake at Suzuka qualifying October 6, 2012

    Suzuka: Lewis Hamilton recognised he had made a wrong decision on Saturday as McLaren's run of four pole positions in a row came to an end at the Japanese Grand Prix. The 2008 Formula One world champion, whose headline-grabbing move to Mercedes in 2013 was announced last week, was referring only...
  • Red Bull dominate final Japanese GP practice October 6, 2012

    Suzuka: Double world champion Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two in the final practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday. The German, who won his second title in Japan last year and will be chasing his fourth successive Suzuka pole later in the day, lapped the...
  • Hulkenberg 4th fastest in FP2 for Japanese GP October 5, 2012

    Suzuka: Nico Hulkenberg was fourth fastest in the second practice session for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix while his Sahara Force India teammate Paul Di Resta was eighth in FP1, here on Friday. Hulkenberg timed his fastest lap in 1:32.987 in the second session, in which he completed 30 laps. He stood...
  • Rosberg helped Hamilton make his mind up October 5, 2012

    Suzuka: Having got the better of seven times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg is hardly quaking in his racing boots at the prospect of teaming up with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. The two are old friends, teenage team-mates in karting where they dreamed of one day driving together...
  • Button tops first practice for F1 Japanese GP October 5, 2012

    Suzuka: McLaren driver Jenson Button set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice session for the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. Button, who won last year's Japanese GP, edged team-mate Lewis Hamilton by 0.233 seconds with Red Bull driver Mark Webber third in the morning session at the Suzuka circuit. Button...
  • Vettel roars back with Japanese GP win March 26, 2010

    Suzuka: Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix to roar back into the Formula One title reckoning on Sunday while Jenson Button had his overall advantage trimmed to 14 points with two races to go. The Red Bull driver's third victory of the season left the 22-year-old German 16 points adrift...
  • Japanese GP: Vettel takes pole, Force India's Sutil 4th October 4, 2009

    Suzuka (Japan): Sebastian Vettel put Red Bull on pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix in a crash-hit qualifying session on Saturday with championship leader Jenson Button starting in seventh place. The German will share the front row with Italian Jarno Trulli in a Toyota with Britain's outgoing world champion Lewis...
  • Toyota's Fuji circuit pulls out of Formula One July 8, 2009

    Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp subsidiary Fuji International Speedway has given up the hosting rights for the Japanese Grand Prix in 2010 and beyond, citing cost-cutting needs amid the global economic downturn on Tuesday. The circuit, majority held by the world's biggest automaker, had been scheduled to host the Formula One race...
  • Hamilton takes pole in Japanese Grand Prix October 11, 2008

    Fuji: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton boosted his Formula One world title chances by roaring to pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix while Ferrari rival Felipe Massa could qualify only fifth. The Briton, who leads the standings by seven points from Massa with three races remaining, starts ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen...
  • Hamilton wins Japanese GP, on course of debut title September 30, 2007

    Fuji (Japan): McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, taking a huge step towards becoming the first rookie to win the Formula One championship. While the 22-year-old Briton celebrated his fourth victory of an extraordinary debut season, his closest rival and double world champion teammate Fernando Alonso...
  • Schumacher's home town left in tears October 8, 2006

    Kerpen (Germany): Michael Schumacher fans who crowded into a sports arena before dawn on Sunday hoping to celebrate their home town hero's eighth world championship were crushed when his engine and title hopes went up in smoke. Schumacher was leading the Japanese Grand Prix and closing in on his eighth...
  • Fernando Alonso wins Japanese GP October 8, 2006

    Suzuka: Renault's Fernando Alonso all but wrapped up his second Formula One title in a row on Sunday after Michael Schumacher's hopes went up in smoke at the Japanese Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Spaniard cruised to victory after his Ferrari rival, leading the penultimate race of an extraordinary career, slowed...
  • Schumi edges closer to title in Japan October 8, 2006

    Suzuka (Japan): Ferrari's Michael Schumacher moved closer to a record eighth Formula One crown on Saturday after eclipsing Renault rival Fernando Alonso in Japanese Grand Prix qualifying. While Ferrari swept the front row, with Schumacher's Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa taking pole position for the second time in his career,...
  • Fisichella not upset with Alonso October 6, 2006

    Suzuka (Japan): Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella says he has no problem with team mate Fernando Alonso, despite the Formula One world champion's apparent criticism of the Italian in the build up to Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. "I spoke with Fernando and he told me 'I said something but it wasn't against...
  • Giancarlo Fisichella fastest at Suzuka October 6, 2006

    Suzuka: Italian Giancarlo Fisichella kept Renault's title rivals Ferrari off the top of the timesheets with the fastest time in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday. Fisichella, who will be expected to play a supporting role to teammate Fernando Alonso on Sunday, lapped the Honda-owned circuit in one minute...