2007 FORMULA 1™ Fuji Speedway
1 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:19.119 26
2 5 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.498 0.379 27
3 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.667 0.548 27
4 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.807 0.688 24
5 16 Nic weiter >>
Ricardo Patrese's win at the 1992 Japanese Grand Prix was the last of his four wins for Williams.
Damon Hill reached a couple of personal landmarks in Japan. In 1994, he set the fastest lap in a race for the 10th time, and the Japane weiter >>
After 20 years of racing at the Suzuka circuit in Japan, Formula One changes tack this weekend and re-visits Fuji Speedway. Fuji hosted the first ever Japanese Grand Prix in 1976, but its time on the calendar was short lived and the race was dropped a year later due to safety concerns. B weiter >>
The Japanese Grand Prix will of course be a special occasion for Spyker’s Japanese driver Sakon Yamamoto. For the 25-year-old from Toyohashi, a city located between the major hubs of Tokyo and Osaka on Japan’s main island, this will be his first ‘home’ race with the Spyker team and the first time weiter >>
Japanese Grand Prix Preview 28 - 30 September 2007
In advance of this week's Japanese Grand Prix, the Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team has conducted Q&As with drivers Sakon Yamamoto and Adrian Sutil.
Q&A with Adrian Sutil
You have a l weiter >>
Japanese Grand Prix Preview 28 - 30 September 2007
The FIA Formula One World Championship now goes into its closing stages, with the next stop on the calendar, the Japanese Grand Prix, being round 15 of the 17-event series. The race will be held at the Fuji Speedway, the first t weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing is heading for home ground this weekend with the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway. Indeed, the Japanese Grand Prix itself is also heading home as Fuji Speedway was the host of the first Formula 1 World Championship race in Japan back in 1976.
The 4.563km circuit, on the banks of Mount Fuji, has undergone a complete revamp in recent years and is weiter >>
The Fuji Speedway is the location for the first of the season culminating three fly-away races. Located in the shadow of picturesque Mount Fuji, the redeveloped track has retained some of the spirit of the original speedway.
The Fuji Speedway returns to the Form weiter >>
Fuji Speedway: oh, come on, it's not that bad!
We know you are all worried about leaving good old Suzuka to come to Fuji Speedway which last hosted a grand prix three decades ago. You have heard horror stories about spending several hours on a coach with no toilet and that very annoying journalist who tells non-stop non-funny jokes. You are concerned about spending weiter >>
With Fuji Speedway returning to the calendar for the first time in 30 years, how does the team begin preparing for a new circuit?
First of all you get a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file with the circuit data, so we can start to run some simulations in our software and get a first impression of what the circuit is like. We are able to simulate all set up aspe weiter >>
Großer Preis von Japan. 28.-30. September 2007 15. von 17 WM-Läufen
Der Endspurt der FIA Formel-1-Weltmeisterschaft 2007 beginnt: Japan, China und Brasilien sind die letzten drei Stationen. 90 WM-Punkte hat das BMW Sauber F1 Team bislang auf dem Konto. Im Vorjahr hatte d weiter >>
FUJI INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CO., LTD. (noted as "Fuji Speedway" onward: Mr. Hiroaki Kato, President & COO) and FORMULA ONE ADMINISTRATION LIMITED (noted as "FOA" onward:
Mr. Bernard Charles Ecclestone, Chairman & CEO) agreed that Fuji Speedway will host the Japanese Grand Prix again in 2008, and from 2009 on, Suzuka Circuit and Fuji Speedway will alternate and host the Japanese weiter >>
FUJI INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CO., LTD. (noted as "Fuji Speedway" onward: Mr. Hiroaki Kato, President & COO) released information regarding the "2007 FIA Formula One World ChampionshipTM Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix" including the race time schedule and pit allocations for teams.
The released information about the race time schedule includes changes to support ra weiter >>
SUNDAY 08 OCTOBER 2006Suzuka, (JPN) 5.807km / 3.608 miles.53 laps: 307.573kms / 191.126 milesDry, sunny with some cloud coverair 23-25°C, track 22-29°C
1 F Alonso Renault F1 (M) 5 1:32.676, lap 14
2 F Massa Ferrari (B) 1 1:33.296, lap 37
3 G Fisichella Renault F1 (M) 6 1:33.564, lap 13
10 N Rosberg WilliamsF1 Team (B) 10 1:34.802, l weiter >>
Kimi Raikkonen, MP4-21 05 Pedro de la Rosa, MP4-21 06 T-car (Kimi), MP4-21 07 Spare car, MP4-21 04
JAPANESE GRAND PRIX RACE
Kimi Raikkonen finished fifth in today's 53-lap Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. Pedro de la Rosa crossed the line in 11th place. Both drivers were on a two-stop strategy, with Kimi weiter >>
The 2006 Japanese Grand Prix brought to an end what had been a promising weekend for the Spyker MF1 Team. After a great qualifying session and early speed in the race Christijan Albers succumbed to an unfortunate mechanical failure on lap 20.
Tiago Monteiro and his engineers selected a strong race strategy by running long in the first stint but tyre and balance issues me weiter >>
BACK TO BAY SIX
Panasonic Toyota Racing has secured a double points finish at today's Japanese Grand Prix after Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher took the flag in 6th and 7th places respectively. Following the unsettled weather from the weekend, it stayed dry again today around Suzuka and the race took place with lots of sunshine and occasional clouds. The team came weiter >>
Tonio Liuzzi: "It was a very difficult race and it started with a collision with Mark which I think affected the handling of the car for at least the first five or six laps until I got used to it. I also had some graining on the tyres at the beginning, which caused me to spin. After that, I was struggling a bit with set up, but as we were far away from getting any points, weiter >>
Weather: dry, sun and clouds, 23-25°C Air, 21-28°C Track
Nick Heidfeld scored another championship point in the Japanese Grand Prix. He finished eighth in Suzuka, just fractions of a second ahead of his team mate, Robert Kubica. Now the BMW Sauber F1 Team goes to the season’s finale in Brazil in two weeks time fifth in the constructors’ world championship. The adv weiter >>
DAVID COULTHARD, (Finish Position DNF, Start Position: 17th)
"I had to retire my car when it lost fourth gear. We were racing the Spyker team for much of the race and it was clear we were quicker in some areas, but slower in others. After Tonio (Liuzzi) spun, I got stuck behind Scot Speed's car who was running a little slower than me, that held me up a bit, but other than weiter >>
The Renault F1 Team took its second double podium finish in seven days during this afternoon's Japanese Grand Prix, the last to be held at the magnificent Suzuka circuit in the immediate future.
1 Alonso Renault 0'0''000 53 1'32''676 309
2 Massa Ferrari 0'15''900 53 1'33''296 308
3 Fisichella Renault 0'23''700 53 1'33''564 310
SATURDAY 07 OCTOBER 2006Suzuka, (JPN) 5.807km / 3.608 milesSunny and dry, air 24-25°C, track 26-31°C
1 F Massa Ferrari (B) - - 1:30.112
2 M Schumacher Ferrari (B) - - 1:31.279
3 R Schumacher Toyota (B) - - 1:30.595
10 N Rosberg WilliamsF1 (B) 1.30.585 (3rd) 1.30.321 (7th) 1:31.856
14 M Webber WilliamsF1 (B) 1:31.6 weiter >>
The Sun Has Got His Hat On
Joy bells are ringing,The songs birds are singing,And ev'ryone's happy and gay.Dull days are over,We'll soon be in clover,So pack all your troubles away.
The sun has got his hat onHip-hip-hip-hooray!The sun has got his hat on,He's coming out today.Now we'll all be happy,Hip-hip-hip-hooray! weiter >>
DAVID COULTHARD, Position 17th
"I love this track it's a great challenge, but unfortunately our car just isn't generating the overall grip that's needed here. The balance isn't too bad, it's as good as it's been during any other lap I've driven here, we just lack efficiency on this type of high-speed circuit. We're not really performing as we should be. The year st weiter >>
Suzuka, Japan, Saturday 7th October 2006
Kimi Raikkonen, MP4-21 05 Pedro de la Rosa, MP4-21 06 T-car (Kimi), MP4-21 07 Spare car, MP4-21 04
Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro de la Rosa will line up 11th and 13th on the grid for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix. Kimi's time of 1:30.827 in the second qualifying session just weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing is celebrating its best qualifying performance of the season after Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli secured the second row of the grid for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. Following a difficult qualifying session last week in China, today was a much better day for Toyota. Both Ralf and Jarno showed quick pace in all three of the sessions and they easily made weiter >>
Saturday 7th October 2006
Qualifying at Suzuka turned out to be a bitter sweet day for the Spyker MF1 Team as problems encountered by Tiago Monteiro within the opening minutes of the first session were counteracted by another entry into the second knockout session by Christijan Albers.
Issues relating to the front end of Tiago Monteiro's car ended his sess weiter >>
Weather: Dry, sunny, windy and clouds, 23-28°C Air, 26-32°C Track
Suzuka (JPN). It was mixed fortunes for the BMW Sauber F1 Team in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld has qualified in the top ten for the ninth time this season, but an off track excursion meant that at the Suzuka track for the first time Robert Kubica missed taking part in the fi weiter >>
Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:30.112 1:29.830 1:29.599
2 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:31.279 1:28.954 1:29.711
3 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:30.595 1:30.299 1:29.989
4 8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:30.420 1:30.204 1:30.039
5 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:30.976 1:30. weiter >>
1 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:30.653
2 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:31.863
3 12 Jenson Button Honda 1:32.310
4 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:32.527
5 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:32.555
6 16 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-BMW 1:32.590
7 10 Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:32.730 weiter >>
1 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:34.337
2 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:34.408
3 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:34.565
4 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:34.863
5 36 Anthony Davidson Honda 1:34.906
6 38 Sebastian Vettel Sauber-BMW 1:34.912
7 12 Jenson Button Honda 1:35.002
Giancarlo Fisichella put Renault just ahead of Ferrari at the end of Friday's practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. Fisichella made up for some of the criticism he came in for after last weekend's Chinese race by beating the scarlet cars of Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher into second and third places at Suzuka. Fernando Alonso was fourth.
The Italian took hi weiter >>
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Hydraulic Fluid: plays an important role in the running o weiter >>
In Suzuka können in beiden Meisterschaften Vorentscheidungen fallen. Das weiß auch der amtierende Weltmeister, der dem Großen Preis von Japan optimistisch entgegen blickt.
Fernando, ein frustrierender Nachmittag in Shanghai. Welche Gedanken beschäftigen dich bei der Reise nach Japan?
Fernando Alonso Zunächst einmal glaube ich, dass sich alle weiter >>
The Spyker M F1 Team has arrived in Japan as the Suzuka circuit celebrates its 20th Grand Prix. Born in 1962, the track has been the venue for the Japanese Grand Prix every year since 1987.
Designed by Holland's John Hugenholtz the unique figure of eight circuit is among the most demanding on the Formula 1 World Championship calendar. The 20 curves that make up the weiter >>
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INTO THE HOME STRAIGHT
With the 2006 Formula 1 season rapidly approaching its finale, Panasonic Toyota Racing will this weekend enjoy its home race, the Japanese Grand Prix. The penultimate event of the 18-race season will also be the last grand prix to be held at Suzuka before the venue switches to the Fuji International Speedway in 2007. So there will be plenty o weiter >>
The Asian tour continues, but this coming Sunday, 8th October, might well see the final event for the foreseeable future at one of the greatest Formula One circuits on the calendar. The BMW Sauber F1 Team looks forward to the Suzuka International Racing Course, where the 17th of 18 rounds in the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship will be held.
Nick Heidfeld: weiter >>
The Team McLaren Mercedes team travels to Suzuka this week for the penultimate race of the 2006 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix.
The legendary Suzuka circuit is famous for its uni weiter >>
Wetter: trocken und sonnig, 27°C Luft, 34-36°C Asphalt
Suzuka (JPN). In einem packenden Großen Preis von Japan war Mark Webber im FW27 konstant stark in der Spitzengruppe unterwegs und kam schließlich als Vierter ins Ziel. Er war von Platz sieben gestartet. Ihm halfen eine gute Rennstrategie und schnelle Boxenstopps des BMW WilliamsF1 Teams. Teamkollege A weiter >>
Starke Regenfälle nahmen großen Einfluss auf das Qualifying
3. Freies TrainingFernando Alonso, keine gezeiteten RundenGiancarlo Fisichella, keine gezeiteten Runden
4. Freies TrainingFernando Alonso, 9 Runden, 1.52,667 MinutenG weiter >>
Hervorragende Rundenzeiten von Jenson Button und Takuma Sato beim Qualifying ermöglichen beiden B.A.R Hondas in Suzuka Startpositionen unter den besten Fünf.
Jenson Button wird morgen beim Großen Preis von Japan aus Position zwei starten, nachdem er heute Nachmittag auf rutschiger Fahrbahn in Suzuka eine brillante Qualifying-Runde fuhr. Er startet somit zum dritten weiter >>
Conditions were wet and miserable for the two morning practices, meaning David and Christian used full wet tyres for both sessions. While the Japanese spectators tried to keep dry under their umbrellas on the grandstands, the Red Bull Racing duo completed 27 laps, although a throttle sensor problem prevented Christian from starting his final run of the morning.
In the aft weiter >>
Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya finished 17th and 18th in today's rain affected qualifying session at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. Kimi set a time of 2:02.309 whilst Juan Pablo abandoned his qualifying lap. Kimi and Juan Pablo were last out in today' weiter >>
1. Ralf Schumacher D Toyota 3 1:46.106
2. Jenson Button GB BAR-Honda 3 1:46.141 0.035 0.035
3. Giancarlo Fisichella I Renault 3 1:46.276 0.135 0.170
4. Christian Klien A Red Bull-Cosworth 3 1:46.464 0.188 0.358
5. Takuma Sato J BAR-Honda 3 1:46.841 0.377 0.735
6. David Coulthard GB Red Bull-Cosworth 3 1:46.892 0.051 0.786
7. M weiter >>