Suzuka

  • Webber takes pole for Japanese GP, Vettel second 12-10-2013 12:04 PM

    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...
  • Webber fastest in final practice for Japanese GP 12-10-2013 10:11 AM

    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...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice at Japanese GP 11-10-2013 01:06 PM

    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...
  • Suzuka to host Japanese Grand Prix to 2018 23-08-2013 10:41 PM

    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...
  • Record-breaking Vettel savours second title 10-10-2011 01:53 PM

    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...
  • Button delights in 'home' Japanese win 10-10-2011 01:47 PM

    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 10-10-2011 12:32 PM

    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...
  • Vettel win sparks celebrations in home town 10-10-2011 12:04 PM

    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...
  • Double champion Vettel fulfills potential 10-10-2011 10:33 AM

    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 09-10-2011 10:14 AM

    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 07-10-2011 07:23 PM

    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...