Japanese Grand Prix

  • Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

    There was plenty of action on Sunday at the 2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix though not at the front of the pack were Mercedes-AMG cemented another one-two finish, with star driver Lewis Hamilton claiming the win and teammate Valtteri Bottas crossing the line 12.919 seconds later. Hamilton started the race on pole and was never really challenged from there. The same couldn't be said for the only other title contender, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, whose tough weekend started during Saturday's qualifying and continued into Sunday's race where he suffered a spin early which was then followed...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    2018 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix preview

    Round 17 of the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix, takes place at the iconic Suzuka Circuit. Ask any driver to list their three favourite tracks, and 99 percent of them will include this one. It was designed in 1962 by Dutch car and racetrack designer John Hugenholz...

  • Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton after winning the 2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    Hamilton takes win in Japan as Vettel retires with car troubles

    Mercedes-AMG’s Lewis Hamilton now looks certain to win the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after another impressive performance on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix delivered the 3-time champion his 61st career win. It was by no means a walk in the park, however, as Red Bull Racing’s...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    2017 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix preview

    There are now only five rounds left in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship, and the next one is this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix which once again is being held at the legendary Suzuka Circuit. Traditionally held towards the end of the season, the Japanese race is often considered a title...

  • Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg at the 2016 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    Rosberg extends points lead after Japanese Grand Prix win

    Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg extended his lead in the 2016 Formula One World Champion title race over teammate Lewis Hamilton with a win on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix. The German now has 313 points versus the 280 of Englishman Hamilton, with just four races left on the calendar. F1...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    2016 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix preview

    We’re now heading into the final rounds of the 2016 Formula One World Championship and the title race is still very much alive. Round 17 is on this weekend in Japan, with the race taking place at the familiar Suzuka Circuit, on the main island of Honshu. The Japanese Grand Prix is always a...

  • Mercedes AMG at the 2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix

    After a minor blip at the previous Singapore Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG continued its dominance in the 2015 Formula One World Championship with a stunning performance yesterday at the Japanese Grand Prix, held at the Suzuka Circuit. It was a one-two finish for the German automaker, with star driver Lewis Hamilton crossing the line first, almost 19 seconds ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg. It means Hamilton now has 41 F1 victories under his belt, matching the tally of the legendary Ayrton Senna, with both drivers tied at fourth in the list of all-time winners. Ahead of them are Sebastian...

  • Mercedes AMG's Nico Rosberg at the 2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    Rosberg Secures Pole After Kvyat Crashes Out At 2015 Japanese Grand Prix

    There was a dramatic end to qualifying for the 2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix earlier today, with Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Daniil Kvyat crashing in the final stages and the red flag forced to come out. It meant nine remaining drivers were unable to complete their final quick lap as the...

  • Ferrari at the 2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix Weather Forecast

    It’s not unusual to face extremes of weather in Japan: either very wet, or dramatically hot. We’ve seen both over the years during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix—and quite a few conditions in between—so the race can prove a tough one. In addition, it was torrential rain...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix Preview

    There are mixed emotions going into this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, round 14 of the 2015 Formula One World Championship. The event is always a favorite, due mostly to the enthusiasm of all the fans, and the track itself, the Suzuka Circuit, will always feature high on the list with its...

  • Jules Bianchi
    Jules Bianchi Suffers Serious Head Injuries In Formula One Japanese Grand Prix

    We’re sad to report that Marussia driver Jules Bianchi is in hospital with severe head injuries following yesterday’s rain-affected 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The Frenchman was involved in an accident with a tractor that was being used to remove the Sauber of Adrian Sutil who...

  • Mercedes AMG at the 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    Rosberg Edges Out Hamilton For 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix Pole

    Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix after today’s qualifying session, with Lewis Hamilton claiming second spot to secure the Mercedes AMG team yet another front-row lockout, it’s fourth in a row. It’s also the team’s 14th pole...

  • 2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix

    We’ve already seen some light rain during Friday’s practice session for the 2014 Formula One Grand Prix, and more of the wet stuff is expected for Sunday’s race. The current weather forecast for Japan’s Mie Prefecture, home of the Suzuka Circuit, is cloudy with periodic rain. The predicted peak temperature is 75 degrees F (24 degrees C) and the chance of rain is 90 percent. To make matters worse, Typhoon Phanfone is due to hit mainland Japan with considerable force on Sunday and Monday. There has even been talk of changing the start time of the race, but at the moment...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    2014 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix Preview

    Round 15 of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Japan for the country’s annual grand prix, which once again will be held at the legendary Suzuka circuit. Originally conceived as a test track for Honda by circuit designer John Hugenholtz, Suzuka is a high-speed track with a...

  • Sebastian Vettel after winning the 2013 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    Sebastian Vettel Wins Japanese GP, But Title Still Undeclared

    Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel has managed to win his fifth race in a row following this past weekend’s 2013 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. That’s brought the German youngster closer towards his fourth consecutive Drivers’ Championship title but a strong performance...

  • Mark Webber
    Mark Webber Qualifies On Pole For Formula One Japanese GP

    Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber has clinched his first pole position of the 2013 Formula One season, managing a brief 1:30.915 for the Suzuka circuit during qualifying today at the Japanese Grand Prix and securing himself a front spot on the grid. As is usually the case, the outcome of...

  • Suzuka Circuit, home of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    Formula One Japanese Grand Prix Weather Forecast

    It was a near perfect day at the Suzuka circuit today and the good news is that the weather isn’t expected to change much for this weekend’s 2013 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The current forecast for Sunday’s race is clear and sunny skies with periodic clouds. The temperature...

  • McLaren at the 2013 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    Formula One Japanese Grand Prix Preview

    Nothing short of a miracle will see anyone other than Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel crowed the 2013 Formula One World Champion, but still the season must go on. This weekend it is the Japanese Grand Prix, which once again is taking place at the Suzuka circuit. Suzuka is an old-style...

  • Sebastian Vettel

    We could be in store for a very close finish to the 2012 Formula One season, after a Japanese Grand Prix where Sebastian Vettel adopted a textbook two-stop strategy to win the race from pole and turn the championship on its head. The Red Bull Racing star is now just four points off the championship lead, with five more races to go. The big surprise yesterday, however, was the performance of Felipe Massa. The Ferrari driver returned to the podium for the first time in almost two years with a great drive. He shot off the line and showed brilliant pace throughout the race, ending in second place...

  • Mercedes-AMG at the 2012 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
    Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix Weather Forecast

    Though Saturday has seen some light rain in Japan’s Mie Prefecture, home of the legendary Suzuka circuit, where the 2012 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix is being held, the weather prediction for tomorrow’s race is for mostly sunny skies, a peak temperature of 77 degrees F (25 degrees C)...

  • Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel
    Sebastian Vettel Qualifies On Pole For Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

    Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel is in prime position to catapult close to the lead position in the 2012 Formula One Drivers’ Championship by scoring the pole position for tomorrow’s Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix at the legendary Suzuka circuit. This is the fourth successive...

  • Ferrari at the 2012 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix
    Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix Preview

    This weekend it’s round 15 of the 2012 Formula One season and this means it's Japanese Grand Prix time. Teams are currently warming up on the Suzuka circuit where conditions have been good. The 3.6-mile circuit is notorious for its figure of eight layout, which features nearly every possible...

  • Jenson Button
    Jenson Button Wins Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

    While the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship title may have gone to Red Bull Racing star Sebastian Vettel, both Jenson Button of McLaren and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso showed spectacular talent yesterday during the crucial Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. In the end it was Button who...

  • Sebastian Vettel at the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix
    Sebastian Vettel Crowned 2011 Formula 1 World Champion

    Sebastian Vettel has done it again, with the German youngster managing to take home his second consecutive Formula 1 World Championship after gaining the one point he needed to secure the title at yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix. It took fewer races and more wins than his 2010 title, and...

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