Suzuka

  • Suzuka Motorcycles launches dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles in India April 27, 2014

    Suzuka Motorcycles, a Gujarat-based company, has launched a range of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicle (ATVs) for the Indian market. There are a total of three models for both the dirt bikes and ATVs as well. The prices for the bikes start at Rs 3.4 lakh for the base version...
  • 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...
  • Suzuka to host Japanese Grand Prix to 2018 August 23, 2013

    Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium: Suzuka will continue to host the Japanese Grand Prix until 2018, organisers said on Friday after reaching a deal with Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Hiroshi Soda, president of the Mobilityland Corporation that runs the Honda-owned circuit, said in a statement that a formal contract had been signed after...
  • 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...
  • Alonso hoping for brighter Suzuka Sunday October 6, 2012

    Suzuka: Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso cursed his luck on Saturday after qualifying only sixth for the Japanese Grand Prix while closest title rival Sebastian Vettel put his Red Bull on pole. The Spaniard's final quick lap was wrecked after Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus spun off in the final seconds...
  • 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...
  • Record-breaking Vettel savours second title October 12, 2011

    Yokohama: Newly-crowned 2011 Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, the youngest racer ever to win two straight driving titles, can't afford to sit too long on his laurels - his next race is less than a week away. But, he says, that doesn't mean he can't spare some time to savour his...
  • Button delights in 'home' Japanese win October 12, 2011

    Suzuka: Jenson Button reduced his girlfriend to tears on Sunday with a Japanese Grand Prix victory he hailed as one of the most special of his Formula One career. Even if the McLaren driver's joy was eclipsed by the celebrations at Red Bull for Sebastian Vettel's second successive championship, his...
  • Vettel title puts him up with the F1 greats October 12, 2011

    Suzuka: In becoming Formula One's youngest two-title winner, Sebastian Vettel is now fit to be compared to some of the sport's greatest drivers. Vettel finished third at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, a result that allowed the 24-year-old Red Bull driver to wrap up his second straight championship with four...
  • Vettel win sparks celebrations in home town October 12, 2011

    Heppenheim, Germany: Formula One fans descended on Sebastian Vettel's home town on Sunday to celebrate the 24-year-old German becoming the sport's youngest ever two-time champion. Despite the race starting at 7 a.m. local time, Heppenheim became "Vettelheim" for the day as thousands gathered in front of giant screens to watch Vettel...
  • Double champion Vettel fulfills potential October 10, 2011

    Sebastian Vettel is living up to the early promise he showed in his career, as the German became F1's youngest ever two-time champion on Sunday. ...
  • F1 comes together for Japan tsunami victims October 9, 2011

    Suzuka: A glove puppet in the image of Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone proved a hit at the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday as Formula One mobilised to help victims of the country's March earthquake and tsunami. Ecclestone's right-hand man Pasquale Lattuneddu told Reuters that the proceeds from the sale...
  • Button fastest in practice for Japanese GP October 7, 2011

    Suzuka: McLaren driver Jenson Button set the fastest time in Friday's practice sessions for the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The Briton clocked a time of 1 minute, 31.901 seconds in the afternoon session at the Suzuka circuit to finish 0.174 seconds ahead of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. Red Bull's Sebastian...