Tag: Suzuka

Hamilton secures pole in qualifiers for the F1 Japanese Grand Prix

  No surprise at the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix Saturday qualifying session, it was Lewis Hamilton and team mate Valtteri Bottas who topped the qualifiers. Championship rival Sebastien Vettel was third, ahead of the two Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen.

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Nissan NISMO duo leads 2017 Super GT points tally with 2 races to go

  Another strong, consistent performance from Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda has propelled the No. 23 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 team to the top of the point standings after last Sunday’s Suzuka 1000km.

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Rosberg piles up third straight pole at F1 Japanese GP

 2016 F1 Japanese GP Nico Rosberg on pole Qualifying for the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix at the glorious Suzuka Circuit saw the two Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton take charge in positions 1 and 2. Rosberg garnered his third straight pole and the Rosberg-Hamilton combo. yielded Mercedes their 10th front row lockout of the season.

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Hamilton secures 3rd straight win at Suzuka to go third on the all-time list

2015 F1 Japan Lews Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the start After a slight setback at the Singapore Grand Prix, Hamilton and Mercedes quickly got back on the saddle to romp away with another victory at last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton, on the verge of a record-tying 41st GP victory, has finally drew level with Ayrton Senna and Sebastien Vettel on the record number of wins after his dominant victory in Suzuka.

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Pirelli gears up for F1 Japanese Grand Prix

Pirelli gears up for Japanese F1 Grand Prix Following the street circuit at Singapore, where the two softest tyres in the range were nominated, Formula One heads directly to Japan this weekend with the two hardest tyres selected for the awesome Suzuka Circuit: P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium. This is because Suzuka contains some of the fastest and most demanding corners in Formula One, such as the legendary 130R, which forms part of Formula One history.

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Lopez clinches first title at WTCC GP of Japan in Suzuka

 2014 WTCC Japan Jose Maria Lopez pulls in front Over to the WTCC (World Touring Cars Championship), the penultimate round at the shorten Suzuka Circuit saw Jose Maria Lopez capture the anticipated Drivers’ crown thanks to a start-finish victory in the first race. Veteran racer Gabriele Tarquini captured race 2 win to give Honda and the Japanese fans at Suzuka something to cheer about.

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Vettel drives a determined race to capture 9th victory at F1 Japanese Grand Prix

 2013-F1-Japanese-GP-Sebastien-Vettel-flawless The Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit saw Sebastien Vettel once again blow away the competition for his ninth victory of the year. It was all Red Bull at the awesome Japanese track, with Mark Webber completing the team’s 1 – 2 finish.

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Vettel harnesses good form to score 3rd victory at F1 Japanese GP

 vettel-harnesses-good-form-score-3rd-victory-f1-japanese-gp  The Formula One World Championships Round 15 at the legendary Suzuka Circuit witnessed Sebastian Vettel capture his third victory of the season ahead of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi. The weekend’s F1 event at Suzuka also marked the occasion of the track’s 50th anniversary. Prior to the race, the big news in Formula 1 were the Lewis Hamilton move to Mercedes F1 Team next season and Michael Schumacher retirement-for-good at the end of the year.

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WTCC: JAS Honda Racing Team firms up approach to WTCC debut

 wtcc-jas-honda-racing-team-firms-approach-wtcc-debut  As Chevrolet WTCC, the double World Touring Cars Championship title holders, announced their ‘exit’  by the end of this season, JAS Honda Racing Team has affirmed its entry in the remaining three WTCC races of the year and full entry in the 2013 WTCC season.

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Vettel rules Suzuka in fast-paced Qualifying and Race preceedings

vettel-rules-suzuka-fastpaced-qualifying-race-preceedings  Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel scored his third win of the season with a sound tyre strategy in a fast-paced, close and exciting Japanese Grand Prix. Vettel led teammate Mark Webber across the line by less than a second for Red Bull Racing’s third 1-2 of the season. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso took third and the final podium spot, with the first through tenth positions virtually finished in the order they started.

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