Alonso: We have to be extremely happy

Oct.10 (Grand Prix 247) Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso finished third in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. As the Red Bull duo powered into the distant the Spaniard was by far the best of the rest and...

Ten seconds of costly madness at Suzuka

Oct.10 (Grand Prix 247) It was just ten seconds into the Japanese Grand Prix and four severely wrecked cars lay scattered between the start line and Turn 1 at Suzuka. Formula 1 is an expensive...

Vettel wins as Webber increases title lead

Oct.10 (Grand Prix 247) Sebastian Vettel won a drama packed Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, heading home his Red Bull Racing team mate and Formula 1 World championship poitns leader Mark Webber. Vettel...

Suzuka negotiating future F1 contract

Oct.10 (GMM) Organisers of the Japanese grand prix say they would like to continue to host the formula one race at Suzuka beyond the 2011 contract. But with Honda, Super Aguri, Toyota and the popular...

Korean GP will happen on time say F1 bosses

Oct.10 (GMM) After expressing doubts about the inaugural event less than two weeks ago, Bernie Ecclestone now insists the Korean Grand Prix "is on". Increasingly team bosses or more convinced that the...

Bubble car for Hamilton at Suzuka parade

Oct.10 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton's bad weekend at Suzuka went from pain to plain embarrassment an hour before the Japanese grand prix. Surrounded by his Red Bull rivals perched in stately Rolls Royces, and...

Vettel takes pole as Red Bulls are dominant

Oct.10 (Grand Prix 247) Sebastian Vettel edged championship leading Red Bull team mate Mark Webber to claim pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix. Due to rain storms on Saturday, during the schedlued...

Schumacher could quit at end of 2011

Oct.10 (GMM) Ralf Schumacher on Sunday indicated he thinks it is possible 2011 will be his older brother's last season in formula one. Mercedes this weekend denied reports that 41-year-old Schumacher could...

McLaren duo disagree on MP4/25 influence

Oct.10 (GMM) McLaren's racing duo have disagreed about how the early development of the 2010 car impacted the pecking order at the British team this season. Jenson Button, whose decision to switch to the...

Hamilton has ear infection at Suzuka

Oct.10 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton's Suzuka struggle became even more obvious on Sunday, when it emerged the 2008 world champion is suffering an ear infection. The McLaren driver had crashed in Friday practice at...

Mercedes boss says no Schumacher ultimatum

Oct.9 (Grand Prix 247) Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug has denied that Michael Schumacher has been gibven an ultimatum to shape up or ship out at the end of 2011. Speaking at the FIA press...

Hamilton gets five-place gearbox penalty

Oct.9 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton's bad weekend at Suzuka and fading championship chances got even worse on Saturday night. The 2008 world champion learned he will have to move five places down the grid, whose...

F1 may require monsoon tyres in future

Oct.9 (GMM) The availability of a 'monsoon'-type rain tyre might avoid future cancellations of track sessions due to extreme weather. That is the belief of Sam Michael, one of the millions of witnesses to...

F1 boss awaits signature for Russian GP

Oct.9 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is only now waiting for organisers of a Russian grand prix in 2014 to sign a contract. A report in the Kommersant daily said the F1 chief executive has...

Driver quotes from a wet, wet ,wet Suzuka

Oct.9 (Grand Prix 247) There was not much in the way of track action on Japanese Grand Prix qualifying day at Suzuka as rain poured down incessantly to prevent play. Drivers and crews killed time as Charlie...

Mark Webber: I am not the favourite!

Oct.9 (Red Bull Media) Several newspapers are reporting that Mark Webber is claiming he’s the underdog to lift the F1 drivers’ title. This is what Mark really said in his Suzuka press conference… but...

Ferrari mourn ambushed Italian soldiers

Oct.9 (Ferrari) News that a troop of Italian soldiers was ambushed in Afghanistan, resulting in the death of four men, with a fifth one injured, was heard with great sadness in the Scuderia Ferrari garage...

F1 Lotus fallout with Chapman family?

Oct.9 (GMM) Tony Fernandes has reportedly lost the support of Clive Chapman. The news was reported by the well-known French commentator Jean-Louis Moncet in his latest Auto Plus column. He said he received...