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  • Jules Bianchi will keep fighting, says father 1 week ago

    Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday. Speaking to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said he still had...
  • Perez calls for more use of safety car after Bianchi crash October 9, 2014

    Formula One should deploy the safety car whenever a tractor is used to retrieve a car from the track, Mexican Sergio Perez said on Thursday, as drivers reflected on Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan last weekend. Bianchi has been in hospital since the accident at Suzuka, the last medical bulletin...
  • Jules Bianchi's crash was 'bad luck', says Suzuka official October 7, 2014

    The crash that left French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi in a critical condition with severe head injures was down to bad luck rather than poor judgement by Japanese Grand Prix race officials, a track spokesman said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Marussia driver suffered the life-threatening injury on Sunday when he...
  • F1 driver Jules Bianchi in 'serious but stable condition' October 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in "serious but stable condition" following emergency surgery for a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix, FIA said on Monday. Bianchi's parents, Philippe and Christine, arrived in Japan to see their son, who is at Mie General Medical Center...
  • F1 fraternity prays for Jules Bianchi's speedy recovery October 6, 2014

    French F1 driver Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. ...
  • Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's parents head to Japan October 6, 2014

    Tokyo: The parents of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi are traveling to Japan to see their son, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Bianchi is in critical condition at Mie General Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery...
  • Jules Bianchi's crash latest tragedy in driver's family October 6, 2014

    Paris: The family of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has already paid a heavy price in motorsports. The 25-year-old Bianchi, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury, crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday. In 1969, his great-uncle, Lucien Bianchi, died in an accident during testing at the...
  • Formula One praying for Jules Bianchi fighting for life October 6, 2014

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. The 25-year-old's Marussia team issued a statement on Monday giving no medical details but acknowledging a "huge outpouring...
  • Bianchi breathing on own after surgery following F1 crash October 6, 2014

    Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is out of surgery and breathing on his own after suffering a severe head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, according to reports. Bianchi hit a recovery vehicle, prompting the stoppage of the rain-shortened race in Suzuka after 44 laps. Bianchi...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins rain-interrupted Japanese Grand Prix October 5, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One win and widening his lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers' championship. With Hamilton leading Rosberg, a red flag came out on the 47th of 53 laps due to heavy rain....
  • Nico Rosberg drives Mercedes to pole at Japanese Grand Prix October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton and putting himself in good position to regain the Formula One championship lead. Rosberg claimed his eighth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute and 32.506 seconds at Suzuka,...
  • Sebastian Vettel to leave Red Bull at the end of season October 4, 2014

    Four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Red Bull at the end of the season, with the team expecting him to join Ferrari. Vettel told Red Bull chief Christian Horner on Friday night that he intended to leave, and the team made the formal announcement on Saturday ahead of qualifying at...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in final practice for Japanese Grand Prix October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate and Formula One title rival Lewis Hamilton who crashed late in the session. Rosberg's time of 1 minute and 33.228 seconds was 0.982 ahead of Hamilton, who crashed at the first...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in practice for Japanese GP October 3, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, edging teammate and Formula One championship rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton's time of 1 minute, 35.078 seconds shortly after the halfway mark of the afternoon practice at the Suzuka circuit was 0.240 seconds ahead...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Lewis Hamilton in first practice at Japanese GP October 3, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix, edging out team-mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg, who lost his championship lead to Hamilton last time out in Singapore, clocked a lap of 1 minute, 35.461 seconds at...
  • Lewis Hamilton hunting another win as F1 leader at Japanese GP October 1, 2014

    Japan: Despite deposing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as Formula One leader, Lewis Hamilton still sees himself as very much the hunter rather than the hunted as he chases a hat-trick of victories in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton took a three-point lead in the standings after winning in Singapore last month...
  • Max Verstappen set to become youngest F1 driver September 29, 2014

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, who took part...
  • Talented Gutierrez finally makes his point in Japanese GP October 14, 2013

    Suzuka: Mexican Esteban Gutierrez was a talent waiting to explode and Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix vindicated Sauber's faith in him with his first points in Formula One, according to team principal Monisha Kaltenborn. The first rookie to appear on the scoresheets this season, at the 15th attempt, Gutierrez made his breakthrough...
  • Sergio Perez has issues, says Nico Rosberg October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: Nico Rosberg criticised Sergio Perez's driving after a clash with McLaren's Mexican driver on the track at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix following a nearmiss in the pitlane. The German, in the Mercedes, was angered by Perez's defensive tactics when he tried to overtake the Mexican for eighth place. The two...
  • Romain Grosjean no longer Suzuka's 'first lap nutcase' October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: No longer the 'first lap nutcase' of 2012, Romain Grosjean was dreaming of his first Formula One victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday before Red Bull provided an unwelcome wakeup call. The Frenchman made a storming start for Lotus from fourth on the grid to seize the lead...
  • Force India return pointless at Japanese Grand Prix October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: Sahara Force India returned pointless for the second consecutive time as Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil on Sunday finished a disappointing 11th and 14th, respectively at the Japanese Grand Prix Formula One race. Di Resta, who started 12th at the grid, didn't have best of the start but drove...
  • Points record gives Fernando Alonso something to celebrate October 13, 2013

    Suzuka: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso took more comfort in knocking Michael Schumacher off his perch as Formula One's alltime top points scorer on Sunday than in keeping the championship mathematically open for two more weeks. The Spaniard's fourth place in the Japanese Grand Prix meant Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, winner for the...
  • Red Bull's Vettel wins Japanese GP, title has to wait October 13, 2013

    Suzuka Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday but will have to wait to seal a fourthstraight Formula One title as nearest rival Fernando Alonso finished fourth. Vettel surged into the lead on the 41st lap and led a Red Bull onetwo ahead of teammate Mark...
  • Fernando Alonso says his focus is Mercedes, not Sebastian Vettel October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is sure to win this year's Formula One title and Ferrari's focus is now on finishing ahead of Mercedes in the constructors' championship, Fernando Alonso said on Saturday. Vettel enjoys a 77 point lead over the Spaniard and can secure his fourth successive championship if...
  • Di Resta secures P12 in Suzuka qualifying, Sutil 17 October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Sahara Force India had mixed results in the qualifying for Japanese Grand Prix as Paul Di Resta qualified in 12th place while Adrian Sutil secured P17 but was pushed back to 20th on the grid following a gridpenalty. Sutil was handed a fiveplace grid penalty for an unscheduled change in...
  • Webber takes pole for Japanese GP, Vettel second October 12, 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 teammate and runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel sat out the last 20 minutes with a KERS powerboost problem and was ninth ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Webber's lap of 1 minute and...
  • Vettel slowed by KERS battery problem October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull's Mark Webber was fastest in Saturday's final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix after world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel was sidelined by a KERS battery problem. Vettel, who can secure his fourth successive Formula One title in Sunday's race if he wins and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fails to...
  • Williams fined 60,000 euros for loose wheel October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Williams were fined 60,000 euros on Friday after a wheel came off Pastor Maldonado's car during Japanese Grand Prix practice. Formula One stewards said in a statement that the incident, in which the rear left wheel bounced across the track, was regarded as a serious safety issue. "Examination of the...