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...

Ecclestone keen to help Porsche F1 return

Oct.9 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has welcomed reports Porsche is considering entering formula one in 2013. "It sounds absolutely great," the F1 chief executive told Bild newspaper by telephone, having not...

United States GP hits Texan planning snag

Oct.9 (GMM) Organisers of the 2012 US grand prix are facing a race against time to obtain planning permission to begin work on the Austin circuit. Construction is scheduled to begin in December, but the...

Suzuka qualifying postponed to race day

Oct.9 (GMM) After an 80 minute delay, race control has finally confirmed that qualifying will not take place at Suzuka on Saturday. FIA race director Charlie Whiting confirmed that the session will now...

FIA delays qualifying at rain soaked Suzuka

Oct.9 (GMM) Suzuka qualifying has been delayed for at least 30 minutes by the FIA. The session had been scheduled to begin at 2pm local, but after an inspection by the safety car, race director Charlie...

Rain storms cause havoc at Suzuka

Oct.9 (GMM) A few minutes before Suzuka's final practice session was due to begin on Saturday morning, the safety car was deployed to check the track conditions. The decision was taken as constant rain...

Di Resta not sure of Force India race seat

Oct.8 (GMM) Paul di Resta on Friday appeared to have taken a step away from his formula one debut. It was believed the Scottish rookie, already the Silverstone based team's reserve and 'Friday' driver this...

Suzuka Day 1: Red Bull report

Oct.8 (Red Bull Media) It was a solid day's work for Mark and Seb in Japan today. Here's what they thought of the two practice sessions... Car 5 Sebastian Vettel: “We had a trouble-free Friday, which is...

Suzuka Day 1: Ferrari report

Oct.8 (Ferrari) One could say without fear of contradiction that this was a typical Friday for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro during which it went through the by now standard work programme: trying out new...

Suzuka Day 1: Renault report

Oct.8 (Renault)Team and drivers review the first day of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend at Suzuka. Robert Kubica, R30-05 "It's nice to be in P3 in both sessions, but we have to remember that this is only...

Day one at Suzuka ends with thunderstorm

Oct.8 (GMM) Just before 6.30pm at Suzuka on Friday evening, the Japanese skies were raining heavily. The rain, forecast to essentially keep falling until late on Saturday, could dump as much as an...

Suzuka Day 1: Mercedes GP report

Oct.8 (Mercedes GP) The first practice sessions for the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix got underway today at the Suzuka circuit in dry and warm conditions ahead of the heavy rain showers forecast for qualifying...

Suzuka Day 1: Bridgestone report

Oct.8 (Bridgestone Motorsport) Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update Bridgestone’s soft tyre took Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel to the fastest lap of the sinuous Suzuka Circuit on the first day...

Suzuka Day 1: Williams report

Oct.8 (AT&T Williams) Team and drivers review the first day of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend at Suzuka. Sam Michael, Technical Director We experienced some technical problems today which threw us off...

Suzuka Day 1: Virgin Racing review

Oct.8 (Virgin Racing) The first two Free Practice sessions for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix took place in sunny and dry conditions at the Suzuka Circuit today, with all three drivers completing their planned...

Suzuka Day 1: Force India report

Oct.8 (Force India) The FIA Formula One World Championship returned to the Far East this week for round 16 of the 2010 series, the Japanese Grand Prix. Force India's preparations at the classic Suzuka...