Category: F1

ALONSO HITS THE 50th MARK IN GRAND PRIX STARTS

20120412020259598   7 october 2004

Fernando Alonso reaches a milestone this weekend, starting his fiftieth Grand Prix. Since his debut at the wheel of a Minardi in 2001, the young man from Oviedo has enjoyed a meteoric F1 rise, becoming the youngest ever F1 poleman, the youngest driver to set fastest lap and the youngest Grand Prix winner in history, after his dominant 2003 win in Hungary. To mark the event, Fernando answered questions about his career so far…

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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

  7 October 2004

Takuma Sato, Jenson Button, Jarno Trulli, Mark Webber.

Q: Mark, we are coming to the penultimate race in a not very long and not very glorious career for the Jaguar team but it must be very difficult to keep the motivation going for these last two races. What’s the mood like in the camp?

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McLAREN AIMS FOR TOP FINISHES

20120412021711477   7 October 2004

McLaren Mercedes team travels to Suzuka for the penultimate race of the 2004 Formula One World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix. The race team remain in Shanghai following the Chinese race, preparing the cars Suzuka, before leaving for Japan on Monday.

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RENAULT SURGES FOR 2nd IN THE CONSTRUCTORS’ STANDINGS

 20120412022133866 7 October 2004

Along with Spa, the Japanese circuit is one of the toughest of the year. The drivers cannot afford the slightest mistake… but can make a real difference.

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FERRARI JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

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 6 October 2004

Ferrari’s Rubens Barrichello is the man on form at the moment, having won the last two grands prix and he will no doubt be hoping to make it a hat-trick in Japan. Naturally, he will face stiff opposition from team-mate Michael Schumacher, while BAR-Honda, currently second in the Constructors’ classification will be chasing that elusive first victory on its engine supplier’s home turf.

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SAUBER PETRONAS OUT TO SECURE MORE POINTS

20120412124723289   5 October 2004

Japan plays host to the penultimate round of the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship season next weekend and the BMW WilliamsF1 Team heads to Suzuka with hopes of securing valuable points to augment their position in the Constructors’ Championship.

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B.A.R ANNOUNCES TEAM PARTNERSHIP WITH EPSON

 5 October 2004

With the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship nearing its climax, Lucky Strike B·A·R Honda is pleased to announce that it has concluded a one-race team partnership for the Japanese Grand Prix with leading technology company EPSON.

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FORMULA 1 TESTING WEEKLY ROUND UP

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4 October 2004

Circuit: Jerez circuit – 4.428 km
Driver: Michael Schumacher
Car: F2004
Weather: air temperature 21/32 °C,
track temperature 24/48 °C; sunny

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British Racing Drivers’ Club Rejected By FOM To Host British Grand Prix

1 October 2004

“We understand that the British Grand Prix will not be appearing on the provisional calendar for 2005 which Mr Ecclestone will present to the FIA for ratification on 13 October 2004, and Mr Ecclestone will not accept the BRDC offer to promote the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for the next three years which is a disaster for the sport and industry in the UK”, said the British Racing Drivers’ Club.

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BAR HONDA JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

1 October 2004

Formula One heads east again next weekend for Round 17 of the 2004 World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. Lucky Strike B·A·R Honda is very proud of its Japanese connection via engine and chassis development partner Honda, and of course home-grown hero Takuma Sato. As such the team regards this as its second home race after Sil

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