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[10 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 2,414 views]

With the rain pouring down during Saturday’s aborted qualifying session, most of the paddock passed the time racing impromptu boats down the stream running the length of the pitlane. Sebastian Vettel, however, decided to turn the tables on the press and try his hand at photography. Here’s a look at the results and an insight into life from the driver’s end of the business…

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Images © Sebastian Vettel/Getty Images/Red Bull except image 1: Mark Thompson/Getty Images/Red Bull

Japanese GP, Race Reaction »

[10 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 441 views]
Sebastian’s Super Suzuka Sunday

After qualifying was postponed by heavy rain to the morning of the race, Sebastian Vettel enjoyed a perfect day with pole position followed by a flawless victory for a second straight year at Suzuka. Mark Webber was a close second to extend his championship lead over third-place finisher Fernando Alonso. Their McLaren rivals’ title hopes took another blow as Jenson Button on a debatable tyre strategy and Lewis Hamilton hampered by the loss of third gear finished fourth and fifth.

After Virgin’s Lucas di Grassi had a heavy crash on his …

Grand Prix View, Japanese GP, Race Preview »

[5 Oct 2010 | 6 Comments | 1,109 views]
Grand Prix View – Japan

Edition four of Grand Prix View – our guide to this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. There’s everything you need to know about the ultimate driver’s circuit, a run-down of the paddock’s preparations and prospects for the weekend as well as a look back to past races including last year’s domination by Sebastian Vettel and tactical battle between Jarno Trulli and Lewis Hamilton. We also round-up the news since the last race at Monza plus there are two special feature articles: one on Suzuka’s designer, John Hugenholtz by guest author Leigh …

Japanese GP »

[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,199 views]

Onwards to Suzuka and with just three races remaining it was still mathematically possible for Barrichello or Vettel to overhaul Jenson Button’s narrowing lead and become WDC; Sebastian would need the win, whilst Rubens could make do with a podium. However, the route to the start line was not to be a simple one with the qualifying session itself having more twists, turns and penalties than we’d normally see during a full race.

Of course the weather had something to do with it; on a slippery track there were outings galore …

Japanese GP, Qualifying »

[3 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | 554 views]

Sebastian Vettel secured pole position at Suzuka in a stop-start qualifying session interrupted by three red flags. The Red Bull driver dominated all three sessions and is joined on the front row by Toyota’s Jarno Trulli. Meanwhile, World Championship rivals Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button picked up grid penalties for setting their fastest laps under the yellow flags.

With Mark Webber out of the qualifying session before it had even begun after damaging his car in the morning’s free practice session, it was on the cards that there could be more …

Japanese GP, Race Preview »

[1 Oct 2009 | 10 Comments | 745 views]

After a two-year break, the ever popular Suzuka International Racing Course returns to the Formula One calendar. With just three races remaining, there is a chance that both the Driver’s and Constructor’s Championships could be decided this weekend. Jenson Button would just need to outscore Rubens Barrichello by five points to put him beyond the reach of both his team mate and Sebastian Vettel. Meanwhile Brawn only need to finish within 6 points of Red Bull to claim the title in their first season.

The Main Challengers…

After an efficient if not …