31 October


Brazilian GP - A good start


Interlagos, 31st October - First and third in the morning session and second and fourth in the afternoon free practice for the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro duo. In both the 90 minutes of free practice, Felipe Massa was quicker than Kimi Raikkonen.

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Dancing On Ice?


31 | 10 | 08
Fifth and eleventh for Mark and David respectively at the end of the three hours of free practice for Sunday’s season-closing Brazilian Grand Prix.

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2008 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice Report


31 October 2008 - The Force India Formula One Team today started its preparations for the final race of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil completed two 90 minute practice sessions at the bumpy Interlagos track in Sao Paulo, working through the standard Friday programme of tyre and set-up evaluation.

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


31 Oct. 2008

Fernando Alonso (ING Renault F1 Team) set the marker on the opening day of running for the Brazilian Grand Prix by using Bridgestone’s soft compound Potenza tyre to set Friday’s fastest lap time at the 4.31km Autódromo José Carlos Pace for the eighteenth and final round of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship.

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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Brazilian GP - Practice


10-31-2008 Press Release
Weather: overcast, some raindrops, 17°C Air, 21-22°C Track

Interlagos (BR). Despite some drops of rain, the very last Friday sessions of the 2008 Formula One season went smoothly for the BMW Sauber F1 Team. Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld completed their respective programmes in preparation for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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GP Brazil: Friday Practice


31 | 10 | 08
Sebastian Vettel: first practice - 17th, second practice - 6th;
Sébastien Bourdais: first practice - 13th, second practice - 17th

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GP Brazil: Friday Practice


31 | 10 | 08
Mark Webber, 1st Practice P7, 2nd Practice P5;
David Coulthard, 1st Practice P18 2nd Practice P11

Back on 27 May 1994 David Coulthard took part in his first official Formula One grand prix practice session – on the Friday of the Spanish Grand Prix.

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2008 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE


Sao Paulo, Friday 31st October 2008
Lewis Hamilton MP4-23 05
Heikki Kovalainen MP4-23 07

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen finished Friday's second free practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo in ninth and 15th positions respectively. Lewis completed 33 laps with a best time of 1m12.827. Heikki did 37 laps and posted a best lap of 1m13.213. In the morning session, Lewis was second fastest with a 1m12.495 (23 laps) whilst Heikki ended up fifth with a 1m12.925 (20 laps).

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BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER, 2008
The last Friday practice sessions of the season saw the AT&T Williams team run through their usual set-up procedures and tyre comparisons in preparation for Saturday’s qualifying session and the concluding round of the Championship, the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. On an unusually cold day for this time of year at Interlagos, both drivers finished practice inside a close top ten, with Nico Rosberg ending his afternoon’s session in P8 and Kazuki Nakajima in P10.

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Brazilian Grand Prix, Friday


The ING Renault F1 Team was back in action today to begin its preparations for Sunday’s season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo.
Free Practice 1:
Fernando Alonso, R28-02, P6, 1:13.061, 25 laps
Nelson Piquet, R28-01, P8, 1:13.378, 39 laps
Free Practice 2:
Fernando Alonso, R28-02, P1, 1:12.296, 43 laps
Nelson Piquet, R28-01, P7, 1:12.703, 44 laps

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Final race weekend underway


Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button begin set-up work at Interlagos.
The Honda Racing F1 Team today completed its usual homework during the two 1.5-hour Friday Practice sessions, with the cool temperatures and dark rain clouds resulting in occasional light showers.

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Brazilian GP - Free practice


Interlagos, 31st October 2008
Free practice - First session
F. Massa: 1st 1.12.305 24 laps chassis 269
K. Raikkonen: 3rd 1.12.509 19 laps chassis 271
Weather: air 19/17 °C, track 21/20 °C. Overcast, some drizzle at times.
Free Practice - Second session
F. Massa: 2nd 1.12.353 41 laps chassis 269
K. Raikkonen: 4th 1.12.600 32 laps chassis 271
Weather: air 18/19 °C, track 20/21 °C. Overcast, some drizzle at times.

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Brazilian Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 31 October 2008
Today's Weather: Cloudy with brief light showers in both sessions. Air 16-17°C, track 20-23°C
Toyota's Best Brazilian GP qualifying: 3rd Jarno Trulli 2006
Toyota's Best Brazilian GP race result: 6th Mika Salo 2002
Take Note: This will be the last race for Panasonic Toyota Racing Team Manager Richard Cregan, who is leaving for a new post with the Abu Dhabi GP circuit. Richard has been with Toyota ever since joining the rally team in 1984. He also worked on Toyota's Le Mans project before notching up 120 F1 grands prix.

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GP Brazil - Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL 2008 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:12.296 [43] 214.567
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:12.353 [41] +0.057 214.398
3 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:12.435 [44] +0.139 214.156
4 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:12.600 [32] +0.304 213.669
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:12.650 [45] +0.354 213.522
6 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:12.687 [47] +0.391 213.413
7 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:12.703 [44] +0.407 213.366
8 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:12.761 [42] +0.465 213.196
9 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:12.827 [33] +0.531 213.003
10 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:12.886 [42] +0.590 212.830
11 D. COULTHARD GBR Red Bull Racing 1:12.896 [38] +0.600 212.801
12 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:12.971 [48] +0.675 212.583
13 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:13.038 [49] +0.742 212.388
14 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:13.041 [39] +0.745 212.379
15 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:13.213 [37] +0.917 211.880
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Honda Racing F1 Team 1:13.221 [39] +0.925 211.857
17 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.273 [41] +0.977 211.706
18 J. BUTTON GBR Honda Racing F1 Team 1:13.341 [49] +1.045 211.510
19 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:13.428 [32] +1.132 211.260
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:13.691 [33] +1.395 210.506


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GP Brazil - First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO DO BRASIL 2008 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:12.305 [24] 214.541
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:12.495 [23] +0.190 213.978
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:12.507 [18] +0.202 213.943
4 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:12.874 [24] +0.569 212.866
5 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:12.925 [20] +0.620 212.717
6 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:13.061 [26] +0.756 212.321
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:13.298 [24] +0.993 211.634
8 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:13.378 [39] +1.073 211.403
9 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:13.426 [28] +1.121 211.265
10 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:13.466 [33] +1.161 211.150
11 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:13.600 [24] +1.295 210.766
12 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:13.621 [23] +1.316 210.706
13 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.649 [30 +1.344 210.626
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Honda Racing F1 Team 1:13.676 [28] +1.371 210.548
15 J. BUTTON GBR Honda Racing F1 Team 1:13.766 [13] +1.461 210.292
16 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:13.806 [24] +1.501 210.178
17 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.836 [30] +1.531 210.092
18 D. COULTHARD GBR Red Bull Racing 1:13.861 [19] +1.556 210.021
19 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:14.704 [21] +2.399 207.651
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:14.821 [21] +2.516 207.326

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30 October


Dr. Vijay Mallya Q&A: 'The year has gone remarkably quickly'


In advance of the final Grand Prix of the year in Brazil, the Force India Formula One Team has conducted an extensive interview with Dr Vijay Mallya.

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Rubens’ Brazilian GP helmet


Honda driver honours the man that gave him his first ever racing helmet with replica design.

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Honda drivers bid farewell to Coulthard


The 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix is Red Bull driver David Coulthard’s last ever F1 race and today Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello took time out to wish their friend well for the future.

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Raikkonen: "for the team, an important race"


Interlagos, 30th October - Perhaps because the main focus this weekend is on Felipe Massa and the driver who heads the Brazilian by seven points in the classification, this afternoon's press meeting with the other Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver, Kimi Raikkonen, was the shortest of the season!

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Massa: "great motivation and encouragement from my fans"


Sao Paulo, 30th October - There were two reasons for Felipe Massa being in today's FIA press conference: firstly, he is Brazilian and secondly, he is one of two drivers still in the fight for the Drivers' World Championship. Most of the questions he faced highlighted these two aspects, starting with the fact that fighting for the F1 title was not really very different to any other.
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DC Drives Wings For Life


30 | 10 | 08
David Coulthard will be racing in a special Wings For Life livery this weekend.

DC will be promoting the work of the research foundation which is striving to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

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29 October


Brazilian Grand Prix preview


29 October 2008 - The Force India Formula One Team's debut F1 season will draw to a close this weekend with the final race of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Brazilian GP: the whole season in one race


Maranello, 29th October - Once again, the two categories in the Formula 1 World Championship, the Constructors' and Drivers' titles will be decided at the final round, the Brazilian Grand Prix. Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro will be fighting to secure both those titles, boasting the remarkable achievement of having been in this situation, or in a position where it has already clinched one or both of the crowns prior to the last race, in eleven out of the last twelve seasons. The team can therefore take pride in its achievements, whatever the outcome this time. In fact, the Scuderia has won a total of 30 world titles: 15 Drivers' and 15 Constructors'.

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28 October


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


28TH OCTOBER 2008
The 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship will reach its conclusion on Sunday as this season’s battle for the title is fought out at Brazil’s Interlagos circuit. Located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, the Carlos Pace Autodromo has provided the venue for over a quarter of a century of Grand Prix racing since its introduction onto the calendar in 1973 and in recent years has staged some of the most dramatic Championship deciders on its 4.3km, anti-clockwise track. As the majority of Championship positions within the Drivers’ and Constructors’ tables are still undecided following the Chinese Grand Prix, so this year’s race will be no different. Tailing its closest rivals by just three points, the AT&T Williams team travel to Brazil with a clear objective of improving their final standing in the Constructors’ Championship.

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The FIA has noted the press statement issued by the Ferrari Board of Directors.


28/10/2008
FIA Formula One World Championship

It seems the Ferrari Board were misinformed. The FIA has offered the teams three options, one of which is the so-called standard engine, and another that the manufacturers should jointly guarantee to supply power trains to the independent teams for less than €5m per season.

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Raikkonen: The last duel


San Paolo, 28th October - We're ahead of the season's last race and the last possibility to taste the pleasure of racing for a while. This is what a driver loves most: putting on the helmet and fighting for the win. I want to fight for victory in Brazil and celebrate a good result with the Team: this would give me a good feeling for the winter and the upcoming season. There are not so many positive things for me I achieved over the last season. We have to analyze every single detail of what happened and try to learn from our mistakes to improve everything for next year. But now we have to give it all at the last race of the 2008 season.

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Interlagos – the technical challenge


The Honda Racing F1 Team drivers discuss the Brazilian Grand Prix venue.
Interlagos first hosted the Brazilian GP in 1973, since when there have been several changes to the layout. The most significant alteration was in 1990, when the original 7.8km (4.8-mile) circuit was shortened to its current length. The track was renamed in the late 1970s after local hero José Carlos Pace, who won the only Grand Prix of his career at the circuit in 1975.

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27 October


FIA Formula One World Championship - Invitation to Tender


27/10/2008
Engines and Power Transmission Systems
On 17 October 2008 the FIA published an invitation to tender for a contract to supply engine and power transmission systems for use in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

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Board of Directors 10/27/2008


Maranello, October 27th, 2008 - The Board of Directors of Ferrari SpA met today under the chairmanship of Luca di Montezemolo, to examine the third quarter results. Ferrari recorded 450 million euros in revenues (up 22.3% year-over-year), and a trading profit of 79 million euros (17.6% of revenues), up 41.1% from the 56 million euros figure (15.2% of revenues) for Q3 2007.

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Brazilian Grand Prixview


27 | 10 | 08
Season Review

Unfortunately, Italian Air Traffic Controllers were on strike again last December, so Father Christmas was unable to deliver a new Formula 1 car to the Faenza factory in time for the start of the season and we went to Melbourne with the old 2007 car.

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Brazilian Grand Prixview


27 | 10 | 08
David Coulthard’s racing statistics are taken as of after the 2008 Chinese Grand Prix.

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ING Renault F1 Team demonstrates its cars on the streets of Lisbon


27-10-2008
After Johannesburg, the Technocentre near Paris and most recently Kiev, the ING Renault F1 Team travelled to Lisbon at the weekend to display its cars for the latest stop on its 2008 Roadshow programme. After several weeks of preparation in close collaboration with Renault Portugal, the ING Renault F1 Team was on the streets of the Portuguese capital at the weekend for a special demonstration with Brazil’s Lucas Di Grassi behind the wheel of the R27. The event was a first for city of Lisbon and was well supported by the Portuguese fans.

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Brazilian Grand Prix 2008 Preview


27-10-2008
The ING Renault F1 Team prepares for the final round of the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship: the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo. Fernando Alonso: “We can race in Brazil free from pressure”

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Honda aiming to finish on a high

T
he Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paolo brings to a close a tough season for the Honda Racing F1 Team, but hopes are for a decent showing ahead of a return to form in 2009.

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Brazilian Grand Prix - Preview


Monday 27 October 2008
FINAL FLING
Panasonic Toyota Racing brings a positive 2008 season to an end with the 18th and final race of the year, the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. The historic circuit, in a suburb of Sao Paulo, first hosted Formula 1 in 1973, although the current 4.309km lay-out is significantly shorter than the original. An anti-clockwise track, Interlagos is characterised by the flat-out blast through the final sector, uphill through Subida dos Boxes and past the start-finish straight before the iconic Senna S. In the past, the track was notorious for its bumpy surface but recent upgrades have eased the problem. Both Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock have enjoyed successful campaigns and are currently in the top 10 in the World Championship while Toyota arrives in Brazil with its second-highest Formula 1 points total, 52. Everyone in the team intends to add significantly to that haul before the chequered flag falls on the team's seventh season at the pinnacle of motorsport.

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On The Right Track: Solid Progress for Panasonic Toyota Racing


Monday 27 October 2008
The 2008 season has been the second most productive in the short history of Panasonic Toyota Racing; but the team has never been focused on second best.

With two podiums and 52 points in the 17 races prior to the Brazilian Grand Prix, it is clear the team has made significant progress; in the two previous seasons combined it finished on the podium once and scored a total of 48 points.

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26 October


Don’t Cry For DC, Argentina


26 | 10 | 08
David Coulthard is bound to get a warm welcome from the Brazilian fans when he takes part in his final grand prix next weekend in Sao Paulo, but it’s unlikely to match the reception he got from a crowd of around 100,000 in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

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25 October


Massa: "Zero pressure"


Sao Paulo, 25th October - "Over the past few years, I've got used to the idea of preparing for the final race of the season at home here in Sao Paolo and I'm making the most of it, as next year there will still be one more grand prix to go after the round at Interlagos. I came home immediately after the race in Shanghai, which was good from a team point of view as Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro picked up fourteen points and extended its lead in the Constructors', but from my perspective, the title race got even tougher, as Lewis won and so I have lost an additional two points.

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24 October


BMW Sauber F1 Team - Brazilian GP - Preview


10-24-2008 Press Release
31st October – 2nd November 2008
18th and final World Championship race

Munich/Hinwil, 24th October 2008. Rarely has a season been so unpredictable. Fears of humdrum afternoons were dispelled as thrilling battles unfolded; while where high drama was expected, an orderly procession ensued. On 2nd November one of the most exciting Formula One seasons on record will go down to the wire in São Paulo. All we know for certain is both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships will be decided at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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2008 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


The 18-race 2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship finally reaches its climax in Sao Paulo, Brazil, next weekend. And the daunting Interlagos circuit will play host to a thrilling title decider for the fourth successive season, between Vodafone McLaren Mercedes championship leader Lewis Hamilton (94 points) and local hero Felipe Massa (87).

With each driver poised to win his first world title, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the constructors’ championship has also to be decided; Vodafone McLaren Mercedes currently lies 11 points behind leaders Ferrari.

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23 October


David's South American Swansong


23 | 10 | 08
DC has two South American F1 duties to fulfil before he hangs up his race suit.

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Klien ready for "exciting task".


23 oktober 2008
Test and reserve driver Christian Klien is already looking forward to testing with the BMW Sauber F1 Team this winter. "The task of developing the car has never been as exciting as now," says the Austrian.

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Kubica looks back on positive season.


23.10.08
Right up until the penultimate race of the year, BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Robert Kubica was still in the thick of the fight for the Formula One World Championship. Although it was not to be for the 23-year-old, Robert views his year as a great success.

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Bridgestone Motorsport Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


23 Oct. 2008
Bridgestone heads to Brazil for the thrilling conclusion to the 2008 FIA Formula One Championship, where Bridgestone’s medium and soft compound Potenza tyres will be put through their paces on the undulating 4.309km Autódromo José Carlos Pace for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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22 October


Raikkonen: "positive feeling"


Maranello, 22nd October - For once I came back home from a race with a positive feeling. The best part of the two races at China and Japan is that I was competitive in the qualifying again. The car behaves the way I like it and that's why I managed to start from the front row in Fuji and in Shanghai. Finally we could pick the fruits of the Team's hard work over the last months on the car: when you do the right thing you immediately see the results.

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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 18, Brazil GP


22 Oct. 2008
Formula One dances out of the groove at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where grooved tyres are scheduled to bid farewell from the sport they have been part of since 1998.

Grands Prix are set to take place on Bridgestone’s slick Potenza racing tyres from the start of the 2009 season after the sport’s rules were changed to allow the return to slicks, after eleven seasons of grooves.

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21 October


Interlagos: Bumpy, Fast And The Wrong Way Round


21 | 10 | 08
At last, after some antiseptic venues, we finish the year at a great race track in a vibrant city.
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Joint FIA and FOTA Statement


21/10/2008
Today’s meeting in Geneva has produced significant cost savings for 2009 and 2010.

FOTA are working urgently on further proposals for 2010 and thereafter.

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Chinese Grand Prix technical debrief with Martin Whitmarsh


Lewis revelled in the balance of his MP4-23 in Shanghai last weekend - were there any particular reasons why the car proved so competitive?
"The reality is that we strive to make MP4-23 well-balanced in every race, but sometimes we are able to achieve better results at certain tracks than at others. While both drivers and their engineers worked hard to bounce back as convincingly as possible from the disappointments of Fuji, the groundwork had already been done back at the McLaren Technology Centre and at Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines. The engineers were able to provide the race team with a very focused set of performance parameters around which they were able to refine the car for the racetrack with the minimum of difficulty. And that’s the approach we will take into Brazil next week: methodical and iterative analysis and evaluation of the data to eliminate the rogue variables that could distract from our core focus. It may not sound exciting, but it’s the number-crunching that ultimately allows you to win races."

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20 October


GP Brazil 2007: Poor Returns in Sao Paulo


20 | 10 | 08
Interlagos last year was no happy hunting ground for Red Bull Racing.

The 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix was marred for David by a collision with Williams’ Nakajima towards the end of the race which badly knocked his front suspension, but he still held his own and finished ninth – holding on to his original position on the grid.

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Domenicali: Analyse the performances to achieve the maximum in Brazil


Maranello, 20th October 2008 - Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali admitted to being mystified after team drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen were beaten into second and third places by McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in today's Chinese Grand Prix on the outskirts of Shanghai. He said there was a lot to understand before going to the final round of the World Championship at Sao Paulo, Brazil, in two weeks time, with Massa seven points behind Hamilton.

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FIA-FOTA Meeting


20/10/2008
The FIA has noted media reports in advance of the meeting with the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) in Geneva tomorrow. In the interests of complete transparency the FIA has decided to release the agenda, and the explanatory note, it has set for this meeting.

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19 October

Brave Strategies, But No Reward Today


19 | 10 | 08
GP China Result: David Coulthard - 10th; Mark Webber - 14th

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2008 Chinese Grand Prix Race Report


19 October 2008 - The Force India Formula One Team's Giancarlo Fisichella has finished a clean if uneventful Chinese Grand Prix in 17th position. The Italian gained three places from his starting position with a consistent and measured drive from start to finish.
Team-mate Adrian Sutil was unfortunate not to take the chequered flag when he was hit by a gearbox problem on lap 14 of the 56 lap Grand Prix. The German had graduated to 17th position and looked set to move further up the field when he was forced to pull of the track before one third distance.
The team will now return to its UK base to evaluate the data from this weekend before launching its final hunt for points in the Brazilian Grand Prix in two weeks' time.

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CHINESE GP: RACE


SHANGHAI, 19 OCTOBER 2008
The Honda Racing F1 Team's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button ended this afternoon's Chinese Grand Prix in 11th and 16th positions respectively. Both drivers were on two-stop strategies and they raced well in hot and humid conditions.
As was the case at Fuji Speedway last weekend, the Honda drivers made great starts. Rubens lined up in 13th place, having gained a position after qualifying when Mark Webber dropped 10 places. He jumped to 10th at Turn 1, while Jenson moved up from 18th to 15th.
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China GP - Championship on a knife edge


Shanghai, 19th October - Second and third for Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen respectively in the Chinese Grand Prix, but a mountain to climb for the Brazilian driver with one round remaining in the world championship, as the winner today, producing what one has to say was a faultless lights to flag performance, was Lewis Hamilton. This means the Englishman extends his lead over Massa to seven points with just ten to play for in Brazil in a fortnight's time. In the Constructors' classification, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro leads its closest rivals, McLaren-Mercedes by eleven points.

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China GP - Race


Shanghai, 19th October 2008
F. Massa: 2nd 1:32.12.328 + 14.925 56 laps chassis 269
K. Raikkonen: 3rd 1:32.13.848 + 16.445 56 laps chassis 270
Weather: air temperature 27 °C, track temperature 30/29 °C, overcast.

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GP China - Race report


19-10-2008
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai and will now head into the seasonal finale in Brazil at Sao Paulo in two weeks with a seven-point advantage over Felipe Massa (Ferrari), his sole challenger for the world title who finished second today. Starting from his seventh pole position of the year, Lewis set the fastest lap of race and won with a gap of 14.9sec over Massa. Lewis led 53 of the 56 laps (305.066 km), Heikki Kovalainen led the other three laps but retired on lap 50 due to a problem with the air consumption of the pneumatic valve control system. Lewis now leads the overall rankings with 94 points, Massa is second on 87. Heikki is seventh on 51 points. After 17 out of 18 Grands Prix, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes remains second in the constructors’ championship with 145 points; Ferrari leads with 156 points.

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CHINESE GRAND PRIX – RACE


SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER, 2008
The AT&T Williams team’s race prospects in the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai today were tempered by a poor qualifying outcome on Saturday which gave the team limited opportunity to compete for a good finish. Given the qualifying result, the team deployed a one-stop strategy for Kazuki Nakajima and a two-stop strategy for Nico Rosberg to retain the widest degree of flexibility for differing race scenarios. Ultimately, the absence of any major weather or safety car events and the timing of pitstops meant that the one-stop option for Kazuki proved to be the more fruitful. He advanced from 17th on the grid to 12th at the finish, a position he strongly defended on the run to the flag. Nico Rosberg was less able to progress with his two stop programme and finished P15.

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Chinese Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 19 October 2008

Today's Weather: Cloudy but dry. Air 27-28°C, track 28-30°C
Constructors' Championship Points: 52 (5th)
Drivers' Championship Points: Jarno Trulli 30 (9th) Timo Glock 22 (10th)

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Chinese Grand Prix report


19 Oct. 2008
Lewis Hamilton (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) has won the seventeenth and penultimate round of the FIA Formula One World Championship from pole position after using a hard-hard-medium tyre strategy in the Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai.

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18 October


Ten Places Back For Mark


18 | 10 | 08
Qualifying Mark Webber: Position 6th (will drop ten places on the grid tomorrow, due to an engine change); David Coulthard, Position 16th

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CHINESE GP: QUALIFYING


SHANGHAI, 18 OCTOBER 2008
The Honda Racing F1 Team qualified its RA108s in 14th and 18th positions for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai this afternoon. Rubens Barrichello was the quicker of the team’s two drivers, progressing into Q2 for the first time since the Canadian Grand Prix in June. Jenson Button, meanwhile, just missed the cut for Q2 and will start tomorrow’s race from the penultimate row of the grid.
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China GP - A thrilling fight in prospect


Shanghai, 18th October - The front row of the grid for tomorrow's penultimate round of the Formula 1 World Championship is a carbon copy of last Sunday's race in Fuji, with the McLaren-Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton on pole and the F2008 of Kimi Raikkonen alongside him in second place. Whereas in Japan, Felipe Massa was on row 3, today, he set the third fastest time in qualifying, to line up behind the Englishman who leads him by five points in the Drivers' classification. With the winner of the last two races, Fernando Alonso, alongside the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver, the scene is set for a thrilling 56 lap contest which starts at the later time of 3 pm local time. While Kimi was pleased that, working with the engineers, he now feels more comfortable with the car in qualifying trim, Felipe on the contrary was complaining of somewhat inconsistent performance from his car, but for both men, one thing is certain, the F2008 is at its best over a long run and should show good pace tomorrow.

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China GP - Qualifying session


Shanghai, 18th October 2008
Qualifying session
K. Raikkonen: 2nd 1.36.645 6 laps chassis 270
F. Massa: 3rd 1.36.889 6 laps chassis 269
Weather: air temperature 28/27 °C, track temperature 36/35 °C, partially cloudy.

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Chinese Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 18 October 2008

Today's Weather: Sunny and warm. Air 28-29°C, track 33-36°C
Best 2008 grid position: 3rd Jarno Trulli (Malaysia)
Best 2008 race result: 2nd Timo Glock (Hungary)

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


18 Oct. 2008
Lewis Hamilton has put his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes on pole position, using Bridgestone’s medium compound tyre to set a time of 1min 36.303secs at the Shanghai International Circuit for the Chinese Grand Prix.

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17 October


GP China: Friday Practice


17 | 10 | 08
Mark Webber: 1st Practice P11, 2nd Practice P5; David Coulthard: 1st Practice P14, 2nd Practice P14

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“Incredible” Abu Dhabi


Honda praises state of the art circuit plans, unveiled today.
“Incredible” is how Nick Fry described the new Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, unveiled today by the organisers of the first race to be held in the emirate.
A scale model of the state-of-the-art circuit, which is still under construction, was revealed at an exhibition in the F1 paddock in Shanghai.
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CHINESE GP: FREE PRACTICE


SHANGHAI, 17 OCTOBER 2008
The Honda Racing F1 Team was back in action today at the Shanghai International Circuit, just five days after its home Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway in Japan.
Both cars ran reliably throughout the three-hours of practice ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix and completed a total of 126 laps of the 5.451km (3.387-mile) circuit. Such is the demanding nature of the track, with its mix of slow, medium and high-speed corners that the drivers and engineers had to work methodically through a programme of set-up changes and tyre comparisons.
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China GP - Long distance runners


Shanghai, 17th October - The two Friday sessions at all Grands Prix are very much viewed as a test session, after which the teams are allowed to change engines and gearboxes prior to Saturday morning, when they must revert to those units verified by the FIA scrutineers.
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China GP - Free practice


Shanghai, 17th October 2008
Free practice - First session
F. Massa: 2nd 1.36.020 24 laps chassis 269
K. Raikkonen: 3rd 1.36.052 23 laps chassis 270
Weather: air 24/26 °C, track 25/28 °C. Partially cloudy.

Free Practice - Second session
F. Massa: 6th 1.18.491 40 laps chassis 269
K. Raikkonen: 8th 1.18.725 39 laps chassis 270
Weather: air 26/25 °C, track 29/28 °C. Partially cloudy.

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FIA Formula One World Championship - Invitation To Tender


17/10/2008
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR SOLE SUPPLY CONTRACT
FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
ENGINES AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

The FIA will today open the tender process for the appointment of a third party supplier of engines and transmission systems to be used by competitors in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship.

The tender summary and requirements will be published on the FIA website shortly.

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Chinese Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 17 October 2008
Today's Weather: Cloudy but dry. Air 24-26°C, track 23-31°C
Toyota's Best Chinese GP qualifying: 6th Ralf Schumacher 2007
Toyota's Best Chinese GP race result: 3rd Ralf Schumacher 2005
Take Note: This race is the last time in 2008 that teams will use Bridgestone's hardest compound tyre

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CHINESE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER, 2008
After three hours of intensive homework at the Shanghai circuit today, the AT&T Williams team completed much of the groundwork in preparation for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix qualifying session. While the routine tyre compares and other necessary preparatory work was undertaken, set-up changes and improving track conditions allowed both drivers to find over a second a lap from the start of the day to the close of play. Fine tuning will be the order of the third and final practice tomorrow, before the afternoon’s allimportant qualifying session.

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


17 Oct. 2008
Lewis Hamilton (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) set the marker on the opening day of running for the Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix by using Bridgestone’s hard compound Potenza tyre to set Friday’s fastest lap time at the 5.45km Shanghai International Circuit for the seventeenth and penultimate round of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship.

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16 October


Felipe attends the China GP events


Shanghai, 16th October 2008 - In the harvest season of Fall, Ferrari, Italian top luxury sports car brand, celebrates its 500th owner in China during the Shanghai GP F1 week. Mr. Jean Todt, President of the Board of Directors of Ferrari Asia Pacific and Mr. Marco Mattiacci, CEO of Ferrari Asia Pacific attended the car delivery ceremony held in Ferrari Shanghai showroom with over 60 journalists from all over China. The 500th Ferrari owner in China, Mr. Lu, is the President of a famous Shanghai investment company and long-time F1 fan.

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Massa: "Lewis and me are under similar pressures"


Shanghai, 16th October - After two days relaxing in Tokyo, then arriving in Shanghai on Wednesday, Felipe Massa arrived at the Shanghai International Circuit this afternoon after a busy morning of sponsor events in the city.

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15 October

Raikkonen: "Our goal is a one-two win"


Maranello, 15th October 2008 - We were so low that the result at Fuji got a whole new significance. Finally I managed to start from the first row and end the race with a podium finish. The Team was really glad about the points we brought back home and that we managed to get back in the lead in the Constructors' Championship. I have to admit that the second place in the qualifying and the third one in the race are not exactly what I was looking for, because I had the possibility to gain the pole and to win the race on Sunday.

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14 October


China GP: An interesting and challenging track


Maranello, 14th October 2008 - Following hot on the heels of the Japanese Grand Prix, comes the penultimate round of this year's Formula 1 World Championship, the Chinese Grand Prix. The race at Fuji was something of a rollercoaster ride for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, but in terms of the championships, it eventually produced a reasonably good result for the team, which brought home eight points, enough to retake the lead in the Constructors' classification and for Felipe Massa to slightly reduce the gap to the leader in the Drivers' championship, on a day when our closest rivals failed to score.

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Bridgestone Motorsport Chinese Grand Prix Preview


14 Oct. 2008
Straight from the excitement at Fuji Speedway, Bridgestone heads to the highly technical and challenging Shanghai International Circuit for the Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix, round seventeen of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 17, China GP


14 Oct. 2008
The shape of a tyre…

Tyres are round. That’s the answer you will get if you ask the man on the street what shape a car’s tyres are, but as with everything in Formula One, the answer’s not quite that simple.

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13 October


CHINESE GP: PREVIEW


Shanghai International Circuit, 17-19 October 2008
Round seventeen of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship takes the Honda Racing F1 Team straight from the Fuji Speedway in Japan to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix. The 56-lap race takes place at the 5.451km (3.387-mile) Shanghai International Circuit, which is situated 40kms from the city.
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12 October

JAPANESE GP: RACE FUJI SPEEDWAY


12 OCTOBER 2008
At the conclusion of an eventful Japanese Grand Prix, the Honda Racing F1 Team's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button finished in 13th and 14th positions respectively.
Having both adopted one-stop strategies, the Honda drivers made excellent starts from the penultimate row of the grid, which enabled them to benefit from the mêlée at the front going through Turn 1. By the end of the opening lap Jenson had climbed seven places to be in 11th position, with Rubens in 14th place.
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Japan GP - A chaotic race


Mount Fuji, 12th October - Championship pressures began to show today in Fuji as the Japanese Grand Prix got off to a chaotic start as Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and its closest rivals ended up being too close for comfort on more than one occasion. In the end, the Prancing Horse came off better than the Silver Arrows, as Kimi finished third and Felipe seventh to bring home enough points to retake the lead in the Constructors' championship, while its closest rivals failed to score. The result was certainly unexpected, with victory for the second consecutive time this season going to Fernando Alonso in the Renault, followed home by Robert Kubica in the BMW-Sauber, who got the better of an exciting battle with Kimi. Felipe's race was all about fighting his way back up the order after a drive through penalty. In the end, he crossed the line in eighth place, but moved up to seventh after the Stewards decided that Bourdais, who spun Felipe around as the Frenchman emerged from pit lane, should be penalised 25 seconds.

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Japan GP - Race


Mount Fuji, 12th October 2008

K. Raikkonen: 3rd 1:30.28.292 + 6.400 67 laps chassis 270
F. Massa : 7th 1:31.08.050 + 46.158 67 laps chassis 269
Weather: air temperature 15 °C, track temperature 17 °C, overcast.

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2008 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX RACE FACTS AND INCIDENTS BULLETIN


Sunday, October 12, 2008
Lap 1: Lewis Hamilton loses his pole position to Kimi Räikkönen who overtakes him at the first corner. Both run wide – as does Heikki Kovalainen. Robert Kubica grabs the lead as cars scatter in all directions. Fernando Alonso is second, from Kovalainen, Jarno Trulli, Felipe Massa, Hamilton, Räikkönen, Nelson Piquet, Sébastien Bourdais, Timo Glock, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Adrian Sutil, Rubens Barrichello, Nick Heidfeld, Giancarlo Fisichella, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima who pits for a new nose after running wide at Turn Two while trying to avoid David Coulthard. The Scot spins off and strikes the barriers hard. Kubica leads by 0.6 seconds.
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Japan GP - Race Official Classification


Doc 35
Time 17.05

after 67 Laps -305.416 Kms

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME /GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:30:21.892 202.788
2 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team +5.283 202.591
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro +6.400 202.549
4 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team +20.570 202.022
5 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing +23.767 201.903
6 S.VETTEL GER Scuderia Toro Rosso +39.207 201.332
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro +46.158 201.076
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing +50.811 200.905
9 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team +54.120 200.784
10 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso +59.085 200.602
11 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams +62.096 200.492
12 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes +78.900 199.879
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Honda Racing F1 Team +1 LAP 198.571
14 J. BUTTON GBR Honda Racing F1 Team +1 LAP 198.433
15 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams +1 LAP 198.022
NOT CLASSIFIED
21 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 21 laps
23 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 16 laps
20 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 8 laps
12 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 6 laps
9 D. COULTHARD GBR Red Bull Racing 0 laps

FASTEST LAP
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1: 18.426 on lap 55 209.456

Classification amended in accordance with Stewards' Decision no. 31.
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2008 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX


Date 12 October 2008
Time 16:05
From The Stewards of the Meeting
To The Team Manager Scuderia Toro Rosso
Document 31
The Stewards, having received areport from the Race Director, have considered the following matter, and havin9 met the drivers and the team representatives concerned, determine a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to,
N° / Driver 14, Sebastien Bourdais
Competitor Scuderia Toro Rosso
Time 14:42
Facts Caused a collision
Offence Breach of Article 16.1 of the 2008 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations
Penalty Drive-Through - However, since this penalty has been imposed after the end of the race, 25 seconds will be added to the driver's elapsed race time.
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2008 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX


Date 12 October 2008
Time 13:55
From The Stewards of the Meeting
To The Team Manager Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Document 25
The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to.
N° / Driver 2, Felipe Massa
Competitor Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Time 13:35
Facts Causing a collision
Offence Breach of Article 16.1 of the 2008 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations
Penalty Drive-through penalty (Article 16.3 (a))
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2008 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX


Date 12 October 2008
Time 13:54
From The Stewards of the Meeting
To The Team Manager Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Document 24
The Stewards, having received areport from the Race Director, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to.
N° / Driver : 22, Lewis Hamilton
Competitor Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Time 13:33
Facts Forced a driver off the track
Offence Breach of Article 16.1 of the 2008 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations
Penalty Drive-through penalty (Article 16.3 (a))
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GP Japan - Race Preliminary Classification


after 67 Laps - 305.416 Kms
2008 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Fuji Speedway

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME/GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 67 1:30:21.892 202.788
2 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 67 +5.283 202.591
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 67 +6.400 202.549
4 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 67 +20.570 202.022
5 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 67 +23.767 201.903
6 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 67 +34.085 201.521
7 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Toro Rosso 67 +39.207 201.332
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 67 +46.158 201.076
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 67 +50.811 200.905
10 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 67 +54.120 200.784
11 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 67 +62.096 200.492
12 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 67 +78.900 199.879
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Honda Racing F1 Team 66 +1 LAP 198.571
14 J. BUTTON GBR Honda Racing F1 Team 66 +1 LAP 198.433
15 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 66 +1 LAP 198.022
NOT CLASSIFIED
G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 21 DNF 195.827
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 16 DNF 204.388
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 8 DNF 196.224
T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 6 DNF 176.334
D. COULTHARD GBR Red Bull Racing 0 DNF

FASTEST LAP
F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:18.426 on lap 55 209.456

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Japanese Grand Prix, Sunday


12/10/2008
Just two weeks after taking victory in Singapore, Fernando Alonso delivered another magnificent performance to win today’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Fuji Speedway. Teammate Nelson Piquet also had a strong afternoon taking fourth place.

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Japanese Grand Prix report


12 Oct. 2008
Fernando Alonso (ING Renault F1 Team) has won the sixteenth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship after using a medium-medium-soft tyre strategy in a thrilling Japanese Grand Prix.

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11 October


JAPANESE GP: QUALIFYING FUJI SPEEDWAY


11 OCTOBER 2008
Qualifying at the Fuji Speedway ended in disappointment for the Honda Racing F1 Team today and Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button will now share the ninth row of the grid for the start of tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix.
The team's preparations for the session were affected by a wet track during this morning's final practice session. Jenson suffered in particular because he made significant alterations to the dry set-up of his RA108 overnight and he was unable to verify the changes ahead of this afternoon's dry qualifying session.
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Japan GP - Fifth, Felipe will have to fight


Mount Fuji, 11th October - Felipe Massa summed up his qualifying session perfectly, saying he was the quickest man on track, but at the wrong time. Indeed, the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver set the best time of the day in Q2, when cars run minimum fuel loads, but then lacked grip in the grid deciding Top Ten shoot-out to take fifth spot, which is not ideal in terms of the championship, as current leader Lewis Hamilton took pole for McLaren-Mercedes.


After the novelty and excitement of Singapore two weeks ago, the Fuji circuit offers everyone a quieter and more rural backdrop, but Kimi and Felipe were involved in a more glamorous event back on Wednesday when they stopped off in Tokyo. The two F1 drivers were present at the Italian Embassy in the Japanese capital city for this country's launch of the new California road car. [Read More!]
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Japan GP - Qualifying session


Mount Fuji, 11th October 2008
Qualifying session

K. Raikkonen: 2nd 1.18.644 6 laps chassis 270
F. Massa: 5th 1.18.874 6 laps chassis 269
Weather: air temperature 20/21 °C, track temperature 21/22 °C, cloudy.

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GP Japan - Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA1 2008 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRANDPRIX - Fuji Speedway

POS NAME NAT TEAM Q1 Q2 Q3
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:18.071 1:17.462 1:18.404
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:18.160 1:17.733 1:18.644
3 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:18.220 1:17.360 1:18.821
4 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:18.290 1:17.871 1:18.852
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:18.110 1:17.287 1:18.874
6 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:18.684 1:17.931 1:18.979
7 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:18.501 1:17.541 1:19.026
8 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:17.945 1:17.670 1:19.118
9 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.559 1:17.714 1:19.638
10 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.593 1:18.102 1:20.167
11 D. COULTHARD GBR Red Bull Racing 1:18.303 1:18.187
12 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:18.300 1:18.274
13 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:18.372 1:18.354
14 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:18.640 1:18.594
15 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:18.740 1:18.672
16 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:18.835
17 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Honda Racing F1 Team 1:18.882
18 J. BUTTON GBR Honda Racing F1 Team 1:19.100
19 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:19.163
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:19.910

POLE POSITION LAP
22 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:18.404 209.514 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:17.287 212.542 KPH


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GP Japan - Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA1 2008 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRANDPRIX - Fuji Speedway

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:25.087 [19] 193.058
2 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:25.171 [25] +0.084 192.868
3 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:25.415 [19] +0.328 192.317
4 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:25.474 [24] +0.387 192.184
5 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:25.563 [23] +0.476 191.984
6 D. COULTHARD GBR Red Bull Racing 1:25.614 [20] +0.527 191.870
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:25.709 [15] +0.622 191.657
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:25.785 [20] +0.698 191.488
9 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:25.799 [19] +0.712 191.456
10 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.880 [24 +0.793 191.276
11 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.901 [8] +0.814 191.229
12 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.984 [22] +0.897 191.044
13 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:26.013 [21] +0.926 190.980
14 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:26.213 [19] +1.126 190.537
15 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.239 [10] +1.152 190.479
16 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:26.277 [18] +1.190 190.396
17 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Honda Racing F1 Team 1:26.662 [22] +1.575 189.550
18 J. BUTTON GBR Honda Racing F1 Team 1:26.922 [26] +1.835 188.983
19 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:27.357 [12] +2.270 188.042
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:27.918 [17] +2.831 186.842

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Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying, Saturday


11.10.08
Weather: wet in the morning, dry for qualifying, 20-24°C Air, 22-25°C Track
Fuji (JP). While Robert Kubica came sixth in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, Nick Heidfeld just missed getting into Q2 when he was 16th in Q1. In hindsight, the decision to stay on the harder tyre compound for his second run in Q1 was too big a risk for him.

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


11 Oct. 2008
Lewis Hamilton (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) will start from pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix after using Bridgestone’s soft compound Potenza tyre to lap the 4.56km Fuji Speedway over two tenths ahead of his nearest rival.

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10 October


JAPANESE GP: FREE PRACTICE FUJI SPEEDWAY


10 OCTOBER 2008
The Honda Racing F1 Team began the on-track preparations for its home Grand Prix at the Fuji Speedway in Japan today with race drivers Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button completing 143 laps of the 4.563km (2.835-mile) circuit.
After the persistent rain of last year’s Japanese Grand Prix, the team was pleased to achieve some valuable dry running under sunny skies. The conditions gave the Honda drivers the opportunity to complete an extensive test programme and find the right aerodynamic balance between straightline speed and slow-speed grip required at this technically demanding racetrack.
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Japan GP - Back to normal


Mount Fuji, 10th October - After the novelties of the Singapore night race, it was back to the usual timetable today here in Japan and the 180 minutes of free practice were all run in dry and fine conditions, although a few drops of rain fell immediately after the afternoon session.

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Japan GP - Free practice


Mount Fuji, 10th October 2008
Free practice - First session

F. Massa: 2nd 1.18.910 24 269
K. Raikkonen: 4th 1.19.339 31 270
Weather: air 21/22 °C, track 28/27 °C. Cloudy.

Free Practice - Second session

F. Massa: 4th 1.18.491 40 269
K. Raikkonen: 5th 1.18.725 39 270
Weather: air 21 °C, track 24/26 °C. Cloudy.

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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - FRIDAY PRACTICE


Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen emerged third and ninth respectively from Friday’s second free practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix. Lewis completed 40 laps of the Fuji International Speedway, setting a best time of 1m18.463. Heikki did 32 laps and posted a 1m18.803 in a session that saw the top 17 drivers covered by less than a second. In the morning session, Lewis was quickest overall with a 1m18.910 (23 laps); Heikki ended up third with 1m19.279 (20 laps).

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Japan GP - Second Practice Session Classification


2008 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Fuji Speedway

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:18.383 [44] 209.570
2 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:18.426 [41] +0.043 209.456
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:18.463 [40] +0.080 209.357
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:18.491 [40] +0.108 209.282
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:18.725 [39] +0.342 208.660
6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:18.734 [39] +0.351 208.636
7 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:18.734 [36] +0.351 208.636
8 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.761 [23] +0.378 208.565
9 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:18.803 [32] +0.420 208.453
10 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:18.863 [45] +0.480 208.295
11 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:18.865 [39] +0.482 208.290
12 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:18.888 [43] +0.505 208.229
13 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:18.981 [41] +0.598 207.984
14 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.040 [41] +0.657 207.828
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Honda Racing F1 Team 1:19.258 [42] +0.875 207.257
16 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:19.287 [41] +0.904 207.181
17 D. COULTHARD GBR Red Bull Racing 1:19.327 [36] +0.944 207.077
18 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:19.482 [44] +1.099 206.673
19 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:19.894 [37] +1.511 205.607
20 J. BUTTON GBR Honda Racing F1 Team 1:19.999 [42] +1.616 205.337



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Japan GP - First Practice Session Classification


2008 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRANDPRIX - Fuji Speedway

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:18.910 [23 ] 208.171
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:19.063 [24 ] +0.153 207.768
3 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:19.279 [20 ] +0.369 207.202
4 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:19.399 [31 ] +0.489 206.889
5 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:19.473 [30 ] +0.563 206.696
6 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:19.743 [35 ] +0.833 205.996
7 S. VETTEL GER Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.121 [30 ] +1.211 205.024
8 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:20.160 [26 ] +1.250 204.925
9 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.182 [34 ] +1.272 204.868
10 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:20.217 [25 ] +1.307 204.779
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:20.288 [26 ] +1.378 204.598
12 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:20.350 [28 ] +1.440 204.440
13 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:20.620 [24 ] +1.710 203.755
14 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:20.628 [23 ] +1.718 203.735
15 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:20.657 [33 ] +1.747 203.662
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Honda Racing F1 Team 1:20.753 [32 ] +1.843 203.420
17 J. BUTTON GBR Honda Racing F1 Team 1:20.769 [27 ] +1.859 203.380
18 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:20.823 [37 ] +1.913 203.244
19 D. COULTHARD GBR Red Bull Racing 1:20.905 [24 ] +1.995 203.038
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:21.014 [28 ] +2.104 202.764

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Japanese Grand Prix – Practice, Friday


10.10.08
Weather: dry, sunny in the morning, overcast in the afternoon, 21-28°C Air, 29-31°C Track

Fuji (JP). Both the BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers completed their usual programme during the first free practice sessions in preparation for the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix in Fuji, which basically is tyre comparison and set-up work.

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


10 Oct. 2008
Timo Glock (Panasonic Toyota Racing) set the marker on the opening day of running for the Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix by using Bridgestone’s soft compound Potenza tyre to set Friday’s fastest lap time at the 4.56km Fuji Speedway for the sixteenth round of the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship.

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09 October


JAPANESE GRAND PRIX Bridgestone Corporation Press Conference


09 Oct. 2008
Hiroshi Yasukawa - Bridgestone, Director
Hirohide Hamashima - Bridgestone, Director of Motorsport Tyre Development
Kimi Raikkonen - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Felipe Massa - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
Lewis Hamilton - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Heikki Kovalainen - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes


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08 October


Bridgestone Brings the “Make Cars Green” Campaign to the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix


08 Oct. 2008
Bridgestone is pleased to partner the Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA) in promoting the “MAKE CARS GREEN” campaign. This campaign aims to reduce the impact of motoring on the environment by educating drivers about more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient driver behaviour. With the cooperation of automobile clubs in each country, Bridgestone and its group companies will promote “10 points for greener motoring” throughout the world to encourage drivers to “think green” when they drive.

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A lap with Alex: Fuji


Test driver Alex Wurz takes us on a lap of Fuji Speedway.
“Fuji Speedway is a big challenge for a driver. It’s probably more difficult to achieve a good lap time there than it is at Suzuka, which is more of a high-speed and ballsy track. You need to be very gentle with the car at Fuji as a little mistake through the twisty final sector can cost you 0.5s.

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07 October


Japanese GP: "News updates in Fuji"


Maranello, 7th October 2008 - The sixteenth round of this year's Formula 1 World Championship sees the ten teams make their second visit in recent times to the Mount Fuji circuit, located in the mountainous region around Japan's most famous landmark. Historically, the Japanese Grand Prix has been a successful hunting ground for Ferrari, as the team has won almost a third of all F1 world championship races held in the Land of the Rising Sun, with seven victories, all at Suzuka, dating back to Gerhard Berger's victory in 1987.

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Team looking forward to ‘interesting’ Fuji


Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello and Ross Brawn comment on the challenges facing them this weekend.

As its name suggests, Fuji Speedway was designed as a super speedway. The original plans included two banked corners at either end of the pit straight, however a lack of funds resulted in the circuit being redesigned and completed as a road course in the 1960s. This layout staged two Formula One races in 1976 and 1977. Grand Prix racing returned to the venue in 2007 following a facelift by renowned track designer Hermann Tilke. The current layout is 4.563km (2.835 miles) in length and features a unique pit straight of almost 1.5km.

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Bob Bell: “We won’t give up on this season until we’ve reached the target we set ourselves”


07/10/2008
The team's Technical Director looks back on the team's victory in Singapore and reveals his hopes for this weekend in Fuji.

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ING Renault F1 Team prepares for its latest Roadshow on the streets of Lisbon


As part of its Roadshow programme, the ING Renault F1 Team is making preparations for a special demonstration on the streets of the Portuguese capital on the 26th of October. After Johannesburg, Rotterdam and most recently Kiev, the ING Renault F1 Team has been working for several weeks on preparations for its latest demonstration in Lisbon, which will be the team’s first visit to Portugal.

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CALENDAR 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship


World Motor Sport Council - Decisions 07/10/2008

CALENDAR
2009 FIA Formula One World Championship

29 March Australia
5 April Malaysia
19 April Bahrain
10 May Spain
24 May Monaco
7 June Turkey
21 June Great Britain
28 June France
12 July Germany
26 July Hungary
23 August Europe (Valencia)
30 August Belgium
13 September Italy
27 September Singapore
11 October Japan
18 October China
1 November Brazil
15 November Abu Dhabi
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06 October


Honda heads home


Round sixteen of the 2008 F1 season takes the Honda Racing F1 Team to Fuji Speedway for the Japanese Grand Prix, its second home race of the season.

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Honda takes F1 to Tokyo


The Honda Racing F1 Team has a busy schedule in the run up to the Japanese GP, including attending last weekend’s Tokyo Motorsport Festival and the annual Honda Press Conference before heading to Fuji Speedway.

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Japanese Grand Prix 2008 Preview


The ING Renault F1 Team prepares for round sixteen of the 2008 Formula 1 World Championship: the Japanese Grand Prix at the Fuji Speedway. Fernando Alonso: “Winning in Singapore was an unbelievable feeling”

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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


6TH OCTOBER 2008
Fuji Speedway makes its second appearance in as many years on the Formula One calendar on Sunday 12th October for the Japanese Grand Prix. The first leg of the Japan - China double header and the last of the three back-to-backs this season, Fuji opened for business as a racing venue in 1963 and hosted the first ever Japanese Grand Prix in 1976 only for the track to be removed from the calendar after only two races having been deemed too dangerous. Bought by Toyota in 2000, the circuit’s original Nascar-style banking and antiquated layout was subjected to a complete Hermann Tilke-overhaul, the only remaining element being the 1.5km pit-straight. With the new design a rival for other new tracks appearing on the calendar at the time, the circuit was reinstated as a Formula One destination in 2007.

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Japanese Grand Prix Insight - Q+As with Panasonic Toyota Racing Key Figures


Jarno Trulli

What are your thoughts heading to Fuji Speedway?
For us it is an important event in general because it is definitely a home race for us and we want to enjoy a strong result in front of our home fans. So we are all looking forward to going to Fuji Speedway and hopefully we will be competitive, with a good performance and a good result. The final races this season are vital in the fight for fourth in the Constructors' Championship and we have to make the most of every opportunity to score points. It is a race I am really looking forward to.

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Japanese Grand Prix - Preview


Monday 6 October 2008
RETURNING JAPANESE

Panasonic Toyota Racing is on home ground this weekend for the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway. The historic track, which hosted Japan's first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1976, is truly spectacular, both for the stunning backdrop of Mount Fuji and the longest straight in Formula 1, at 1.475km. That straight not only provides an opportunity to overtake if a car can get close enough on the exit of Panasonic Corner, it also presents a set-up challenge. With a third of the 4.563km track taken up by the flat-out blast past the pits, high speed is vitally important, but the remainder of the track requires greater downforce to generate grip through the slow-speed corners in sectors two and three. Following another strong showing in Singapore, where Timo Glock finished a superb fourth, Panasonic Toyota Racing is fired up to deliver a strong result as the fight for fourth place in the Constructors' Championship reaches fever pitch.

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One Team, One Aim: Cultures Combine at Panasonic Toyota Racing


Monday 6 October 2008
Panasonic Toyota Racing may be based in Cologne, Germany, but its spiritual heart is back in Japan, making the Japanese Grand Prix a very special event.

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Kubica and Heidfeld line up once again in 2009


06.10.08
The BMW Sauber F1 Team will line up with drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld once again in 2009.

The BMW Sauber F1 Team has opted for continuity and will once again line up with Poland's Robert Kubica and Germany's Nick Heidfeld as its race drivers in the 2009 season. The Austrian Christian Klien will remain the team's test and reserve driver.

"We see Nick and Robert as a strong driver pairing and Christian as an experienced test driver. We are in no doubt that we will again achieve our ambitious aims with them in the team's fourth year," explains BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen.
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04 October


BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Nick Heidfeld stages a first in South Korea.


10-04-2008 Press Release
Formula One demonstrations in Seoul and Gwang-ju.
Seoul (KR), 4th October 2008. The BMW Sauber F1 Team marked a rather special debut in South Korea on Saturday when Nick Heidfeld became the first Formula One driver ever to clock up mileage in an F1 car in South Korea’s capital, Seoul. Along a closed-off section in the Samsung-dong area of the city, the German racing driver was cheered by an estimated 20,000 spectators who had come to watch his demo drive.

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03 October


Bridgestone Motorsport Japanese Grand Prix Preview


03 Oct. 2008
Formula One heads to Japan for the sixteenth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, where Bridgestone’s medium and soft compound Potenza tyres, and quite possibly the wet and extreme wet tyres, will tackle the exciting Fuji Speedway.

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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Japanese GP - Preview


10-03-2008 Press Release
10th – 12th October 2008
16th of 18 World Championship races

Munich/Hinwil, 3rd October 2008. The mountain calls. Following the night race in Singapore – as glamorous as the BMW Sauber F1 Team’s points haul was modest – Formula One now heads for the Japanese Alps to race at the foot of the sacred volcano of Mount Fuji.

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Japanese Grand Prix preview


The snow-capped cone of the mighty Mount Fuji volcano forms the impressive backdrop to the Japanese Grand Prix, the 16th race of the 18-round 2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

The 3,776m peak towers over the state-of-the-art Fuji International Speedway, which returned to the Formula 1 calendar in 2007 after last hosting the Japanese race in 1977. The revamped venue, which updates the track’s configuration while still retaining much of its original character, hosts the event for a second successive year. Next year, the race returns to Suzuka, in Mie Prefecture, beginning an annual alternating programme between the two circuits. This year’s event will be the 24th Japanese Grand Prix.

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PHILIPS SIGNS MULTI-YEAR SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH AT&T WILLIAMS


October 3, 2008
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE SIGNS EXTENDED AND WIDENED MULTI-YEAR
FORMULA ONE SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH AT&T WILLIAMS
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Following Philips Shavers three successful years of sponsorship of the AT&T Williams team, Philips Consumer Lifestyle today confirmed a widened agreement with the Formula One team in order to extend the marketing benefits to more of its business categories.

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Massa: "Think positive"


Maranello, 03th October 2008 - "After the Singapore Grand Prix, the motto for the rest of the season has to be look ahead and don't give up. As our Team Principal Stefano Domenicali said after the race, we really need to try and finish first and second in all the remaining rounds. It's a tough call, but everyone in the Scuderia will be trying their best.

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02 October


Williams F1 Voted as 2008/9 CoolBrand


02 October 2008
Williams F1 joined an elite group of the UK’s most revered and recognised brand names as it was officially listed as a 2008/9 CoolBrand, joining the likes of the Tate Modern, wagamama, Cirque de Soleil, Nike, Rolex, Google and Aston Martin among others, following assessment by marketing professionals and the public alike.

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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 16, Japan GP


02 Oct. 2008
Bridgestone heads home for the sixteenth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship which takes place in Bridgestone’s homeland of Japan at the Fuji Speedway.

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Raikkonen: "Not my year"


Maranello, 2nd October - It's difficult to find the right words: racing at night or during the day, this is definitely not my year. I hit the wall when there were just a couple of laps left. True, I wasn't racing for the win, but for some very important points for the Team; and then it ended like at Spa, with another DNF. It seems as if the more we try to improve the situation the less we get in the end. At this point I can just hope for a weekend where everything goes in the right direction.

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01 October


AT&T Williams confirms unchanged driver line-up


Wednesday October 1
The AT&T Williams team today confirmed an unchanged driver line-up for the 2009 Formula One season, with Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima retained as the team’s race drivers, while Nico Hulkenberg will take up duties as the team’s official test driver for a second year.

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