30 October


Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


After Korea, which was a bit like breaking in a new and expensive pair of shoes, Formula 1 will slide into Sao Paolo like slipping on a slightly threadbare but really comfortable pair of carpet slippers.
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SAM BIRD TO DRIVE FOR MERCEDES GP PETRONAS AT YOUNG DRIVER TEST


Brackley/Stuttgart, 29 October 2010
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS is pleased to confirm that Sam Bird will drive for the team at the Young Driver test days to be held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November.
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Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


5 - 7 November 2010
29 October 2010 - The 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship nears its finale with the penultimate round of the championship next weekend. F1's only round on the South American continent, the Brazilian Grand Prix, is held at the Interlagos circuit in the heart of Sao Paulo and is typically a cacophony of sound thanks to the stadium-esque setting of the track and the passionate fervour of the Brazilian fans.
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Preview – Brazilian Grand Prix


18th of 19 World Championship Rounds, 5th – 7th November 2010
Hinwil, 29th October 2010 – More than once the Brazilian Grand Prix has produced spectacular racing – it has often been thrilling, sometimes odd and in the previous four years always championship deciding. Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld are set to hunt for points again at the penultimate round of the 2010 season in Sao Paulo.
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2010 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


INTERLAGOS, 5-7 NOVEMBER
The Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, takes place on Sunday 7 November at the Autodromo José Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo. The 4.309km anti-clockwise track is the highest on the calendar at 800m above sea level and its inner city location at Interlagos, combined with the passion of the Brazilian fans, makes the circuit one of the most atmospheric venues of the year.
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2010 BRAZILIAN Grand Prix preview


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“We’re now reaching the critical climax of this year’s world championship. With the two final races spread just one week apart, and five drivers still in the hunt for overall honours, it’s a fascinating and thrilling prospect for our sport.
If Formula 1 has taught us competitors one thing over the past couple of years, it’s to never give up hope until the odds are no longer possible, and that the most unexpected outcome can become a very real and viable possibility sooner than you can readily imagine.
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29 October


Bridgestone Motorsport Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


29 Oct. 2010
Bridgestone heads to Sao Paulo with the medium and super soft compound Potenza tyres for the penultimate round of the season, the Brazilian Grand Prix on November 5-7.

With the championship battle tantalisingly close to its conclusion there are sure to be fireworks on track as drivers seek to extract the maximum from Bridgestone’s tyres over the challenging anti-clockwise Interlagos circuit.
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27 October


Brazilian GP Preview: A Great Track In A Great City


Interlagos is a rare beast in modern F1 – a great track in a vibrant city and where Mark scored his final victory of last season. Here’s our guide to the circuit, its history and the 2009 race…
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25 October


KOREAN GRAND PRIX – REVIEW


MONDAY 25 OCTOBER, 2010
Q&A WITH SAM MICHAEL, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
- What were your impressions of the Korea International Circuit?
The circuit layout was great, it certainly made for interesting racing! For the first GP, it was a good effort and it's sure to be a race that will grow with the calendar.
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AT&T WILLIAMS CONFIRM ABU DHABI TEST LINE-UP

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Oxford, England. 25 October, 2010.
Williams F1 today announced that the team will run Pastor Maldonado and Dean Stoneman during the young driver test days in Abu Dhabi on 16 and 17 November 2010.
Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado recently took championship honours in the 2010 GP2 series, while Briton’s Dean Stoneman took title honours in this year’s FIA Formula Two Championship.
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24 October


Round 17 - Korean Grand Prix - The Race


24 October 2010
Virgin Racing’s Korean Grand Prix ended in frustration today when the race came to a premature conclusion for both Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi as a consequence of separate racing incidents.
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Korean Grand Prix Sunday


Sunday, 24 October 2010
‘ABSOLUTELY STILL IN IT’
Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: DNF, Start Position: 1st
“This is not a nice moment, but I think it was a difficult race for all of us today. To be at the front of the field for the whole race, controlling it and looking after the tyres, I think there’s nothing more we could have done. All in all we did an almost perfect job today and also yesterday in qualifying. It was getting dark towards the end of the race; I had a medium visor on my helmet and it was hard to see some of the bumps on the track or the reference for braking, but the guys finished the race so there must have been some visibility. There are still fifty points available in the Drivers’ Championship, it would have been easier if we had won today and the engine hadn’t have broken, but that’s life and how it goes sometimes. We will keep our heads down for the last two races. We have a very strong team and a strong car and we know we are the quickest. I can go to sleep tonight knowing I did everything I could today and we still have everything to play for.”
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2010 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


The original plan for the inaugural Korean Grand Prix was that it should have been a night race, to make it more viewer-friendly for a European audience. The organisers wisely thought this would be a step too far, given that getting the brand new circuit ready was quite a task, but they did almost end up with a night race of sorts, with the podium ceremony taking place as night fell on Yeongam.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Korea Grand Prix Report


24 Oct. 2010
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver Fernando Alonso scored his fifth win of the season after using a wet – wet – intermediate Bridgestone Potenza tyre strategy in a dramatic first-ever Korean Grand Prix. Alonso won the rain delayed and suspended race which started and restarted behind the safety car. All drivers began on Bridgestone’s wet tyres and were able to change to the intermediate tyres as conditions improved once racing began.
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team achieves its best race result of the season


Korea International Circuit, Sunday, 24th October 2010
Weather: Rainy – air temperature 19°C, track temperature 17°C
Race: 55 laps
Track length: 5.615 km
Sakon Yamamoto F110-03 #20 15th
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 14th
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Korean Grand Prix


24 October 2010
An historic race in Korea came to an end in the dark with Lotus Racing's Heikki Kovalainen taking advantage of an incident packed race to finish in 13th place. Team mate Jarno Trulli's race again came to an early conclusion with hydraulic issues on lap 25, but the team now head to Brazil still at the head of the new teams after some excellent work on and off track all weekend.
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2010 Korean Grand Prix, Sunday


Robert Kubica, P5
Fastest lap: 1:51.604
Started race on wet weather tyres. Pit stop: Lap 31, 31.488 (intermediates)
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KOREAN GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER, 2010
Rain, a series of safety cars, racing incidents and darkened conditions towards the end of the race, all conspired to create a memorable first motor race in South Korea this afternoon. Both Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg survived the tricky conditions to take the chequered flag in seventh and tenth, leaving the AT&T Williams team to return from Yeongam with points finishes for both FW32s.
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2010 Korean Grand Prix Report


24 October 2010 - An outstanding drive from Tonio Liuzzi in today's Korean Grand Prix yielded sixth position and a further eight points for the Force India F1 Team, extending its tally in the constructors' championship to 68. Starting from 17th on the grid the Italian drove a controlled race in the ever-evolving conditions to move up 11 positions and secure his first points finish since the Belgian Grand Prix. Adrian Sutil retired from the race on lap 47 after damaging his suspension in an accident with Kamui Kobayashi.
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Korean GP – Race


Sunday, 24.10.2010
Weather: rain in the beginning, 19°C air, 17-18°C track,
The first ever Korean Formula One Grand Prix, which was started after a huge delay and behind the safety car because the water wasn’t draining away from the track, brought more points for Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld. The Japanese finished the race in eighth just ahead of his German team-mate. When the chequered flag came out and the team had increased its tally by six points it was almost dark.
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Race Classification


after 55 Laps - 308.630 Kms
2010 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 55 2:48:20.810 109.997
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 55 2:48:35.809 +14.999 109.834
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 55 2:48:51.678 +30.868 109.662
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 55 2:49:00.498 +39.688 109.567
5 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 55 2:49:08.544 +47.734 109.480
6 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 55 2:49:14.381 +53.571 109.417
7 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 55 2:49:30.067 +69.257 109.248
8 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 55 2:49:38.699 +77.889 109.156
9 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 55 2:49:40.917 +80.107 109.132
10 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 55 2:49:41.661 +80.851 109.124
11 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 55 2:49:44.956 +84.146 109.089
12 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 55 2:49:50.749 +89.939 109.027
13 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 54 2:49:27.567 +1 LAP 107.287
14 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 53 2:48:30.504 +2 LAPS 105.893
15 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 53 2:48:47.837 +2 LAPS 105.712

NOT CLASSIFIED
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 46 2:32:16.449 DNF 101.696
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 45 2:29:40.709 DNF 101.208
V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 39 2:18:51.371 DNF 94.539
T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 31 2:02:44.467 DNF 84.993
S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 30 2:00:28.773 DNF 83.792
L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 25 1:50:42.103 DNF 75.977
J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 25 1:53:15.556 DNF 74.261
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 18 1:34:32.943 DNF 64.014
N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 18 1:34:35.430 DNF 63.986
FASTEST LAP
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:50.257 on lap 42 183.335

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2010 KOREAN GRAND PRIX


Korean International Circuit, Sunday October 24
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today’s race was an incredibly challenging one for all the drivers – they had to battle variable grip and poor light – and as such it was easy for them to make mistakes. That being the case, the fact that neither of our drivers made any truly significant errors all afternoon is a telling testimony to their supreme ability.
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2010 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


YEONGAM, 24 OCTOBER
Michael Schumacher came home in fourth place today at the end of a thrilling inaugural Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam.
The dramatic race started under the safety car due to the wet conditions and was red-flagged for 50 minutes on lap three before restarting, again under the safety car, and finishing just on the two-hour limit.
Nico Rosberg was in an excellent position in fourth place, having just overtaken Lewis Hamilton, when he was hit by the spinning car of Mark Webber and forced into retirement on lap 19.
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Korean GP - Alonso first and Massa third on an unpredictable Sunday in Yeongam


Yeongam, 24 October – Fernando Alonso took his Ferrari to victory in the first ever Korean Grand Prix, the seventeenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship at the brand new Yeongam circuit. The Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro man finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren and the other Ferrari of Felipe Massa.
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23 October


Round 17 - Korean Grand Prix - Qualifying


23 October 2010
Virgin Racing narrowly missed out on the new teams’ ‘pole’ in today’s qualifying for the inaugural Korean Grand Prix. Timo Glock enjoyed a reasonably strong Q1 session, which ended with him separated from Jarno Trulli by just 0.2secs. He was however pleased to displace Heikki Kovalainen and split the Lotus pair.
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Korean Grand Prix - FP3 & Qualifying


23 October 2010
Saturday at the Korean Grand Prix began with a trouble free third practice session for Lotus Racing with the good news continuing into the afternoon when Jarno Trulli finished at the head of the other new teams in 19th place, with team mate Heikki Kovalainen behind him in 21st.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


23 Oct. 2010
Sebastian Vettel stormed to the first ever pole position for the Korean Grand Prix after setting a scintillating lap time of 1min 35.585secs with Bridgestone’s soft compound Potenza tyre.
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Grand Prix of Korea


23rd October 2010
One car on the second row and the other on the third: this was the outcome of qualifying for the first ever Korean Grand Prix for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, with Fernando Alonso in third place and Felipe Massa sixth. “It was a very closely contested session, with closer gaps than usual,” commented Stefano Domenicali.
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Korean GP Qualifying: Team Reaction


Qualifying was a very, very close run thing, but we line up tomorrow afternoon one and two for the first grand prix in Yeongam. Here’s what the drivers and team management had to say this afternoon…
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2010 Korean Grand Prix, Saturday


FREE PRACTICE 3
Robert Kubica, R30-05, P1, 1:37.354, 15 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R30-04, P11, 1:38.668, 14 laps
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Korean Grand Prix Qualifying


SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER, 2010
Qualifying for the inaugural Korean Grand Prix yielded another top ten grid slot for Rubens Barrichello today, his tenth of the season, when he closed Q3 with the tenth quickest time of the afternoon. Nico Hulkenberg’s final opportunity to post a flying lap in Q2 was compromised in turn 12 by a momentary lack of rear end stability. Consequently, Nico will start tomorrow’s race from eleventh on the grid with the benefit of electing his first stint tyre choice.
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team improves during the Saturday sessions and closes the gap to the other teams


Saturday, 23rd October 2010
The final countdown to the first ever race in Korea got underway this afternoon, as the qualifying session was completed. The Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers, Sakon Yamamoto and Bruno Senna, will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix in Yeongam 23rd and 24th respectively and the Spanish team was able to close the gap to the other new teams. A difficult first day at the Korea International Circuit was redeemed by a positive Saturday, as both drivers were able to get more track time and continued improving their times during today’s sessions.
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2010 Korean Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


23 October 2010 - The Force India F1 Team will start tomorrow's inaugural Korean Grand Prix with Adrian Sutil in P14 and Tonio Liuzzi in P17*. Adrian was just one tenth away from a top 12 starting slot and less than three tenths from Q3 during a fascinating first-ever qualifying session at the Yeongam circuit. Tonio was unfortunate to pick up heavy tyre graining on his last lap and, despite being on for a sure Q2 slot in the first two sectors, the effect was too high in the final sector.

* will start 17th after Petrov's five place penalty is applied
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Korean GP – Qualifying


Saturday 23.10.2010
Weather: dry, 19-21°C Air, 22-25°C Track
The first ever qualifying on the Korean International Circuit saw a solid performance from Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld, who finished 12th and 13th respectively. As the track conditions on the brand new circuit are constantly improving, quick reactions from the teams and drivers were required in order to set-up the cars in the best way possible.
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2010 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


YEONGAM, 23 OCTOBER
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in fifth and ninth places today for the first Korean Grand Prix which takes place at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam tomorrow.
Both drivers felt they got the best out of their MGP W01 cars around the new 5.6km track with Nico having a particularly good lap to achieve fifth place and line up on the third row of the grid.
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2010 KOREAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Korean International Circuit, Saturday October 23
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“The conditions in qualifying today were pretty challenging – low-grip Tarmac combined with low-ish track temperatures – and as a result it was difficult to get the tyres up to optimal operating temperature fast enough.
Both our drivers drove sensibly and well to get safely through to Q3 – and, once there, we elected to give them each two single-lap runs. They both drove very good laps – but as things turned out it wasn’t easy to nail a time on a single lap.
However, we’re very positive about tomorrow’s race. We’ve got a very good race car, with strong straight-line speed, and as a result both Jenson and Lewis will be able to drive attacking races.”
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Qualifying Session Official Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:37.123 1:36.074 1:35.585
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:37.373 1:36.039 1:35.659
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.144 1:36.287 1:35.766
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 1:37.113 1:36.197 1:36.062
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:37.708 1:36.791 1:36.535
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.515 1:36.169 1:36.571
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 1:38.123 1:37.064 1:36.731
8 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:37.703 1:37.179 1:36.824
9 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:37.980 1:37.077 1:36.950
10 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:38.257 1:37.511 1:36.998
11 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:38.115 1:37.620
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMWSauberF1 Team 1:38.429 1:37.643
13 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:38.171 1:37.715
14 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:38.572 1:37.783
15 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:38.174 1:37.799
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.583 1:37.853
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.621 1:38.594
18 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:38.955
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:40.521
20 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:40.748
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:41.768
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:42.325
23 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1:42.444
24 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:43.283
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:35.585 211.476 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:35.585 211.476 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:37.354 15 207.633
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.402 16 +0.048 207.531
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.426 15 +0.072 207.480
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:37.441 13 +0.087 207.448
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:37.629 12 +0.275 207.049
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.955 16 +0.601 206.360
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.419 15 +1.065 205.387
8 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:38.501 17 +1.147 205.216
9 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.630 12 +1.276 204.947
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:38.632 18 +1.278 204.943
11 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:38.668 14 +1.314 204.868
12 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:38.733 16 +1.379 204.733
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.058 21 +1.704 204.062
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:39.145 16 +1.791 203.883
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.159 21 +1.805 203.854
16 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:39.780 9 +2.426 202.585
17 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:40.289 17 +2.935 201.557
18 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:41.591 15 +4.237 198.974
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:41.623 15 +4.269 198.911
20 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:41.853 17 +4.499 198.462
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:42.095 19 +4.741 197.992
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:43.111 19 +5.757 196.041
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:43.417 19 +6.063 195.461
24 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1:43.880 20 +6.526 194.589

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22 October


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


22 Oct. 2010
Bridgestone’s soft tyre took Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber to the fastest time on the initial day of running for the first ever Korean Grand Prix.
Webber set a 1min 37m 942secs lap time midway through the afternoon practice session at the newly constructed Korean International Circuit located in Yeongam, approximately 400km south of the South Korean capital of Seoul.
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Korean Grand Prix Friday Practice


22 October 2010
Lotus Racing's Heikki Kovalainen officially christened the Yeongam Circuit in Korea when he was the first car on track in today's FP1 at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix. A good day on track for the Anglo-Malaysian team saw Heikki and Jarno Trulli finish 19th and 20th respectively, top of the new team charts having completed a total of 81 laps between them.
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Round 17 - South Korean GP FP1 and 2


22 October 2010
The first two Free Practice sessions for Sunday’s inaugural Korean Grand Prix got underway today at the brand new Korean International Circuit in Yeongam. Following extensive preparation on the simulator and an on-foot reconnaissance lap on arrival at the track yesterday, today’s sessions provided the drivers with their first opportunity to properly gauge the circuit characteristics and conditions at the wheel of their VR-01 race cars.
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Korean GP - Alonso second and Massa sixth at the baptism of Yeongam


Yeongam, October 22 – The Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa set the second and sixth fastest times in the second session of free practice for the Korean Grand Prix. This is the third last race of the F1 world championship, scheduled for Sunday on the brand new track at Yeongam. The Red Bull of Australia’s Mark Webber recorded the fastest time of the day with 1.37.942, ahead of Alonso’s F10 (1.38.132) and the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton (1.38.279). In sixth came the other Ferrari of Felipe Massa, with 1.38.820 after a good haul of 32 laps.
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Korean GP - Very little grip for Yeongam debut


Yeongam, 22 October – Lewis Hamilton was fastest for McLaren (1.40.887) in the first ever practice session at the brand new Yeongam circuit in Korea, which is hosting the seventeenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship this Sunday. The session was very busy for everyone, what with teams and drivers having to get to grips with over five and a half kilometres of track, with the dirty surface causing tyre graining problems. Second quickest was Robert Kubica in the Renault (1.40.968,) with Nico Rosberg third for Mercedes (1.41.152.)
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2010 KOREAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Korean International Circuit, Friday October 22
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today was an encouraging first day for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team. First impressions suggest our new upgrades are working, and that we seem to have the performance to match the other world championship front-runners. We’ll be deploying our new rear wing for the remainder of the weekend.
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KOREAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


22 OCTOBER 2010
Patrick Head, Director of Engineering
It was very interesting to see the track develop and the way both tyres are behaving. I think everyone is experiencing graining on the option tyre, so that may cause some different race strategies. For us, we had a normal Friday, although we’d be happier if our lap times were a bit quicker, but we think we know where that is going to come from.
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team focused on improving after a difficult first day in Korea


Friday, 22nd October 2010
The first two practice sessions at the all-new Korean Grand Prix got underway today. In the morning session, both Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team drivers, Sakon Yamamoto and Bruno Senna, familiarized themselves with the new layout and were soon able to improve their times. The Japanese driver clocked a best time of 1.50.347 and ended up 22nd after 29 laps, while the Brazilian ended up 23rd (1.50.821) and was only able to do 15 laps before his car ground to a halt because of a technical issue. But in the afternoon the problems were solved and both drivers were able to continue gaining experience and keep improving their times by more than 4 seconds each. Sakon Yamamoto finished 23rd (1.45.166) and Bruno Senna was 24th (1.46.649).
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2010 Korean Grand Prix Free Practice Report


22 October - The Force India F1 Team broke new ground today as it completed its first-ever laps of the all new Yeongam circuit in South Korea as the first day of practice got underway. With this being a brand new circuit, the focus for the two 90 minute sessions was to learn the 5.621km track, monitor the evolving grip levels and assess set-up options.
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Korean GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice


Friday, 22.10.2010
Weather: sunny and dry, 19-23°C air, 25-34°C track
After some very careful familiarisation laps in the morning, the brand new tarmac of the Korean International Circuit in Mokpo started to develop some grip, and both free practice sessions went okay for Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld. Both the Japanese and the German praised the lay-out of the new circuit.
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2010 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


YEONGAM, 22 OCTOBER
The new Korean International Circuit saw Formula One action for the first time today as the first two practice sessions got underway in Yeongam ahead of Sunday's inaugural Korean Grand Prix.
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Korean Grand Prix Friday


Friday, 22 October 2010
Car 6 MARK WEBBER
1st Practice P7, 2nd Practice P1
“The track changed a lot today, obviously it’s a new venue and it was slippery in P1. It started to get more sensible as the day went on, but it’s the same for everyone and we just have to keep chipping away, doing what we can with our programme and working with the car. It was a positive day and the car ran well; there was a lot of information to gather and we’ve done that pretty successfully.
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On track at last


After months of speculation as to whether or not there really would be a Korean Grand Prix, the twenty four cars entered in this year’s Formula 1 World Championship finally rumbled out onto the 5.621 km track for the first time at ten this morning.
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2010 Korean Grand Prix, Friday


22 october 2010
Robert Kubica, R30-05
Free Practice 1: P2, 1:40.968, 18 laps
Free Practice 2: P4, 1:38.718, 29 laps
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Second Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:37.942 23 206.387
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:38.132 30 +0.190 205.987
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.279 29 +0.337 205.679
4 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:38.718 29 +0.776 204.765
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.726 19 +0.784 204.748
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:38.820 32 +0.878 204.553
7 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:39.204 22 +1.262 203.761
8 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:39.267 28 +1.325 203.632
9 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:39.268 29 +1.326 203.630
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:39.564 26 +1.622 203.025
11 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:39.588 25 +1.646 202.976
12 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:39.598 26 +1.656 202.955
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:39.812 35 +1.870 202.520
14 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:39.881 27 +1.939 202.380
15 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:39.971 22 +2.029 202.198
16 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:40.478 30 +2.536 201.178
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.578 29 +2.636 200.978
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.896 32 +2.954 200.344
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:42.773 29 +4.831 196.685
20 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:42.801 19 +4.859 196.632
21 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:43.115 26 +5.173 196.033
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:44.039 29 +6.097 194.292
23 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1:45.166 19 +7.224 192.210
24 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:46.649 3 +8.707 189.537

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First Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.887 15 200.362
2 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:40.968 18 +0.081 200.202
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:41.152 21 +0.265 199.837
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:41.371 18 +0.484 199.406
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.940 16 +1.053 198.293
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:42.022 25 +1.135 198.133
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:42.202 23 +1.315 197.784
8 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:42.293 18 +1.406 197.608
9 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:42.678 21 +1.791 196.867
10 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:42.883 23 +1.996 196.475
11 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:42.896 22 +2.009 196.450
12 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:43.054 25 +2.167 196.149
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:43.309 20 +2.422 195.665
14 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:43.602 18 +2.715 195.112
15 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:43.928 21 +3.041 194.500
16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:43.940 23 +3.053 194.477
17 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:44.887 21 +4.000 192.721
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:45.141 26 +4.254 192.256
19 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:45.588 20 +4.701 191.442
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Virgin Racing 1:46.613 17 +5.726 189.601
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:47.115 22 +6.228 188.713
22 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1:50.347 29 +9.460 183.185
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:50.821 15 +9.934 182.402
24 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:51.701 11 +10.814 180.965

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21 October


Korean GP - Massa: “still a lot of points to be won”


Yeongam, 21 October – Felipe Massa met the media in the grandiose setting of the newest paddock on the calendar, which is reminiscent of the giant facility in Shanghai, although not quite as big. Could Ferrari come out on top this weekend was the first question put to the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver. “I think it is too early to say,” he responded. “We need to wait and see how we will get on tomorrow to have a clearer idea, especially as this is a new track which means things can either be exactly what you expected or the exact opposite. There are all types of corner, including those where we know our car works well and others of the type where we have suffered a bit in the past. The long straight means it will be important to have a good top speed and also very strong brakes for the slow corner following the straight. What I can say is that I like what I have seen, as there are so many interesting corners and changes of direction which is not always the case at other tracks. I reckon it will be nice to drive, however let’s hope everything goes well enough for us to be fighting at the front.”
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Korean GP - Alonso: “My best season in Formula 1”


Yeongam, 21 October – Being late for an FIA Press Conference usually involves being fined, but today at the new Korea International Circuit, all five participants were “legally late” because they took part in a photo call as the last five drivers still in with a chance of winning the title. It was a reprise of a famous photo taken in 1986 when four drivers were in the running, all sitting on the pit wall together, Senna, Prost, Mansell and Piquet. This time, we had the two McLaren men, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, the two Red Bulls, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s Fernando Alonso.
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De la Rosa on home territory as Pirelli continues testing


21-10-2010
Spain’s Pedro de la Rosa has been continuing Pirelli’s Formula One testing programme on his home track, the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
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Vodafone and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes extend Title Partnership


21 October, 2010
- Extension of existing partnership to end of 2013 Formula 1 championship calendar
- Vodafone remains title partner and expands its category from mobile partner to total communications partner of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
- Partnership to focus on technical innovation and customer involvement
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Korean Grand Prix Preview


Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October, 2010
Korea International Circuit, Korea
Round: 17 of 19
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20 October


Discovering a new track. An interview with Chris Dyer

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Yeongam, 20 October - Formula 1 is becoming ever more global.
Tomorrow the Korean Grand Prix weekend officially gets underway and this Asian nation thus joins a list that already comprises twenty eight countries. 35 events have been been able to lay claim to having staged a World Championship Grand Prix, with the number of circuits hosting them now rising to 68. The spread to truly involve the five continents has picked up momentum in the last few years. In 1990, only six out of sixteen or 37.5% of races took place outside Europe, while today the figure is eleven from nineteen, or 57.9%.
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19 October


New track, new challenges


In a few days time, Formula 1 teams will take to the track for the first ever Grand Prix to be held in Korea. A new circuit always makes the headlines, but this week, everyone’s attention will focus mainly on the thrilling championship battle that sees three teams and five drivers all with a chance of lifting the crown in Abu Dhabi in mid-November. The circuit in Yeongam , on Korea’s south west coast was only given final FIA approval to stage the event a couple of days after the Japanese Grand Prix. The logistics for any race outside Europe are complicated enough given the number of personnel and the tonnes of equipment required, but when a new venue is added to the equation, the unknown factors are multiplied with no previous year’s experiences to fall back on. Additionally, Yeongam and the nearest town of Mokpo have never seen an international event on this scale and teams have had to be very resourceful to find sufficient and suitable hotel accommodation.
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What to expect in Yeongam


The addition of a brand new circuit to the F1 calendar is always exciting prospect and this weekend's inaugural Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam certainly has all the ingredients for an entertaining race. It's an anti-clockwise circuit with a diverse mix of corners, long straights, and genuine overtaking opportunities. But what are the challenges faced by the team when getting to grips with a new circuit and how does the team prepare for the unknown?
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Round 17 - South Korean GP preview


18 October 2010
The Virgin Racing team is back in the Far East again this week as Formula One prepares to race in South Korea for the very first time. The Korean Grand Prix, Round 17 of the FIA Formula One World Championship, is being held at a brand new Hermann Tilke designed track in Yeongam in the South Jeolla region. Aside from the simulation work that has been undertaken in recent months, the 5.621km Korean International Circuit is ‘virgin’ territory for all of the teams and the track walk on Thursday will be the first time that the drivers and their engineers will be able to see exactly what they are up against.
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, faces the new Korean Grand Prix with confidence after its drivers achieved their best race result of the season


Korea, Tuesday 19th October 2010
The brand-new Korea International Circuit, located in the South Jeolla Region and about 400 km away from Seoul, is the next stop on the 2010 Formula 1 calendar. The Formula 1 cars will run for the first time ever in front of the Korean fans at this Hermann Tilke designed track. One of the spotlights of the anticlockwise course is the longest straight section of 1.2 km, where speeds of up to 320 km/h will be reached. The drivers will have to be fast in the straights but can also show their skills when driving around the 18 corners, especially in the low-speed last section. The 5.621 km lap, made up of permanent and temporary sections, runs alongside the Yeongsan lake and provides a unique scenary.
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18 October


Robert Kubica: “It's very difficult to predict what will happen in Korea”


Robert, the dust has now settled following the race weekend in Suzuka. What was your verdict on the weekend in Japan?
I was positively surprised with our level of performance. I was hoping that we would be more competitive than in Singapore, because Suzuka is a circuit more like Spa, but I didn't expect to be as quick as we were. It was a big effort in qualifying, and I was surprised to be so far up the grid, but ultimately it didn't pay off. But that's how racing is: problems can happen, and I haven't thought about it since.
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Vitaly Petrov: “The top ten must be my target this weekend”


What have you done to prepare for the next race in Korea?
It's hard to do any special preparation because it's a brand new circuit and there have not been any races there yet. This means there is very little information available. All I have done is some simulator work to help me learn the track. Because it's a new circuit, I think this makes life a little bit easier for me because everybody will be in the same situation and will have to learn the track.
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Eric Boullier: “We can expect an enthusiastic welcome in Korea”


What was the team's mood after the Japanese GP?
The first feelings were obviously of immense frustration and disappointment. When you start third on the grid, and your race lasts fewer than three laps, then it cannot be any other way – all the more so when a genuine chance of a podium finish slips away. But there were positives to take from the weekend, too. Robert did an exceptional job in qualifying – probably one of his best laps this year – to put the car fourth; and our general level of competitiveness was much better than in Singapore. Our challenge now will be to try and repeat that level of performance again before the end of the season.
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Korean Grand Prix Preview 22 - 24 October 2010


18 October 2010 - After much anticipation, the FIA Formula One World Championship makes its way to the very tip of South Korea for the inaugural Korean Grand Prix. Held at the Yeongam circuit in the coastal South Jeolla province, the race will be a new adventure for the series in more ways than one. Force India now looks forward to this latest instalment of the championship, eager to make amends for a disappointing event at the last round in Japan.
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A Korean Grand Prix Preview (of sorts)


The Korean Grand Prix really is a step into the unknown. The one thing we do know is that there will be cars running around the circuit on Friday...

In a triumph of persistence over pessimism, the circuit and track were signed off last week – but little is still known about the track, its tarmac and how Formula One will be received.
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17 October


KOREAN GRAND PRIXVIEW


17 October 2010
Don’t panic: it’s Korea, not the dark side of the Moon
Scuderia Toro Rosso is totally supportive of the Korean Grand Prix and is delighted to be part of Formula 1’s advance guard travelling to yet another new frontier in the Grand Prix cosmos. However, even before we get there, we have heard concerns and complaints about this new race from some quarters, because much of the Formula 1 world is so old fashioned and set in its ways. We have heard people worry about what they are going to eat, where they will stay, the condition of the roads leading to the circuit and will the hotels be adequate? They are worried that the circuit is off the beaten track and hard to get to and so the list goes on, but forgive us for pointing out that these are concerns raised every year when it comes to one of the “Grandes Epreuves” on the calendar, one of the oldest races that makes up the championship, the British Grand Prix.
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15 October


South Korea Grand Prix View


15 October 2010
Next stop South Korea. Marking another first in F1TM history, the 2010 Championship now moves to the brand new Yeongam circuit for round 17 of the 2010 FIA Formula OneTM World Championship. Lotus Racing head to the recently finished track in buoyant mood, having recorded their best ever finish at last weekend's Japanese Grand Prix when Heikki Kovalainen brought his T127 home 12th, with teammate Jarno Trulli just behind in 13th.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Korean Grand Prix Preview


15 Oct. 2010
Bridgestone heads to a new Formula 1 destination as it takes its hard and soft compound Potenza tyres to the first ever Korean Grand Prix at Yeongam near the city of Mokpo on October 22-24.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 17, Korea GP


15 Oct. 2010
The Bridgestone F1 Story with Hiroshi Yasukawa – Part 2…
Instrumental in creating Bridgestone Motorsport and bringing the great Japanese brand into the arena of Formula 1, Hiroshi Yasukawa has worked for Bridgestone since graduating from university with an economics degree.
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Preview – Korean Grand Prix


17th of 19 World Championship rounds, 22nd – 24th October 2010
Hinwil, 15th October 2010 – After the superb race in Japan, which brought the team its best result of the season with Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld finishing seventh and eighth respectively, the crew is excited about the first ever Korean Grand Prix.
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2010 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


YEONGAM, 22-24 OCTOBER
Formula One makes its first visit to Korea next week for Round 17 of the 2010 World Championship, the Korean Grand Prix, which will be held at the new Korean International Circuit in the South Jeolla region. 400kms from the capital Seoul, the Yeongam track has been designed by Hermann Tilke and will be the largest sports stadium in the country with the capacity for 130,000 spectators. Next week's Korean Grand Prix will also be the 300th Formula One race for Mercedes-Benz since the company first competed in1954.
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2010 KOREAN Grand Prix preview


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“With three races remaining, and 75 points on the table for the drivers, it would be unwise to write off Jenson, Lewis or Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. Both drivers have won world championships before – they understand the difficulties of such a unique situation, and both have learned how to deliver their best under high pressure. They will be ready for this battle.
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14 October


“I love to compete”


Hinwil, 14th October 2010 – Sergio Pérez, who will be racing for the Sauber F1 Team alongside Kamui Kobayashi in 2011, is currently visiting the team’s factory in Hinwil. The 20-year-old Mexican has had his seat fitting and talks about what else he has experienced in Switzerland so far and what he expects from the future.
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Virgin Racing and Armin Strom


14 October 2010
The Virgin Racing F1 Team is pleased to announce a new long-term partnership with Armin Strom luxury watches, which sees the brand become Official Timing Partner to the team from the beginning of the 2011 season.
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12 October


Japanese Grand Prix Review


TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER, 2010
Q&A With Technical Director, Sam Michael

Q: You had an upgrade package on the FW32 at Suzuka. Did the new parts perform as you expected?
SM: We ran new front and rear brake ducts on the FW32s in Suzuka. These items were the last of our upgrade components that we will deliver this season. The new parts worked well so we ran them on both cars for the race.
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10 October


Japanese GP


10 October 2010
Another podium finish for Fernando Alonso, third in the Japanese Grand Prix, a result which sees him maintain second place in the championship standings. No points for Felipe Massa, who had to retire at the start of the opening lap after an incident in which he made contact with Liuzzi. That was the outcome of a very busy Sunday for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, with qualifying and the race condensed into less than seven hours.
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Round 16 - Japanese GP Race


10 October 2010
After yesterday’s torrential downpour, better weather greeted Suzuka for the postponed qualifying and race at today’s Japanese Grand Prix.
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Lotus Racing's Greatest Day So Far


10 October 2010
12th and 13th places for Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli respectively are Lotus Racing's best race finishes of the 2010 season so far. Both drivers put in very strong performances throughout an action packed race, and the whole team is absolutely delighted to have taken such a significant step towards the ultimate goal of securing tenth place in the FIA Formula OneTM World Championship. The morning's qualifying session had also gone very well, with Jarno lining up 19th and Heikki 20th, nearly a second ahead of the Virgin cars, and the double race finish is an excellent reward for the team's hard work, on and off track.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Japan Grand Prix Report


10 Oct. 2010
Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel scored his third win of the season after using a soft-hard Bridgestone Potenza tyre strategy in a fast-paced, close and exciting Japanese Grand Prix.
Pole-man Vettel led team-mate Mark Webber across the line by less than a second for Red Bull Racing’s third 1-2 of the season. Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s Fernando Alonso finished third.
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2010 Japanese Grand Prix, Sunday


10 october 2010
Robert Kubica, DNF
Qualified P4 (started P3) 1:31.231
Started race on option
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The Team Reaction To The Japanese Grand Prix


It was a track which certainly suited our car, but that takes nothing away from the superb team effort in Suzuka today. Here’s the team and drivers’ reaction to events in Japan…
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team achieves its sixth double-car finish of the season and maintains its position in the Championship


Suzuka Circuit, Sunday, 10th October 2010
Weather: Sunny – air temperature 27°C, track temperature 36°C
Race: 53 laps
Track length: 5.807 km
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2010 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - RACE


SUZUKA, 10 OCTOBER
Michael Schumacher finished the Japanese Grand Prix in the points today after a good start from 10th position on the grid and a strong race, including an exciting battle with his team-mate, saw him finish in sixth place.
The team was on course for a double points-finish before an accident for Nico Rosberg brought his race to a premature end on lap 48 when he was in sixth position, just ahead of Michael who was then in seventh place.
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Japanese GP – Race


Sunday, 10.10.2010
Weather: sunny and dry, 26-27°C air, 32-37°C track
At the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld achieved the best result for the team this season. The Japanese proved once again his fighting spirit and worked his way through from 14th on the grid to seventh at the finish. Nick Heidfeld also drove a very good race and took the chequered flag in eighth.
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2010 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX & QUALIFYING RESULTS


Suzuka Circuit, Sunday October 10
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“The biggest positive we can take away from today’s result is that both drivers clearly demonstrated significant pace against that of our rivals – and that’s a motivating force that we’ll take with us into the final three races of the championship.
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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER, 2010
The AT&T Williams team achieved another points scoring race result in today’s Japanese Grand Prix following Rubens Barrichello’s determined drive to ninth place. Meanwhile, team mate Nico Hulkenberg was unable to capitalise on his competitive showing in qualifying when a collision off the start line put him out of contention from the outset. Rubens’ two points further strengthen the team’s efforts to secure sixth place in the Constructors’ championship with just three races of the season remaining.
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2010 Japanese Grand Prix Report


Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM03/03): DNF
Tonio Liuzzi (car 15, VJM03/01): DNF
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Race Classification


after 53 Laps - 307.471 Kms
2010 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 53 1:30:27.323 203.948
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 53 1:30:28.228 +0.905 203.914
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 53 1:30:30.044 +2.721 203.846
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:30:40.845 +13.522 203.441
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:31:06.918 +39.595 202.471
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 53 1:31:27.256 +59.933 201.721
7 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 53 1:31:31.361 +64.038 201.570
8 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 53 1:31:36.971 +69.648 201.364
9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 53 1:31:38.169 +70.846 201.320
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 53 1:31:40.129 +72.806 201.249
11 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:30:33.120 +1 LAP 199.883
12 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 52 1:32:07.726 +1 LAP 196.462
13 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 51 1:31:30.576 +2 LAPS 193.984
14 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 51 1:32:00.772 +2 LAPS 192.923
15 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 51 1:32:02.330 +2 LAPS 192.868
16 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 50 1:31:10.190 +3 LAPS 190.885
17 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 47 1:21:52.769 DNF 199.778
NOT CLASSIFIED
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 44 1:17:18.625 DNF 198.064
R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 2 4:48.741 DNF 141.061
N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 0 DNF
F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 0 DNF
V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 0 DNF
V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 0 DNF
L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 0 DNS
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:33.474 on lap 53 223.647

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Qualifying Update


10 Oct. 2010
Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel has qualified on pole position with Bridgestone’s soft compound Potenza tyres for the Japanese Grand Prix after a scintillating lap of Suzuka.
Vettel set a 1min 30.785secs under glorious blue skies in the postponed qualifying session held on the morning of race day. Mark Webber will start alongside his team-mate for this afternoon’s race.
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Japanese Grand Prix Sunday (Qualifying)


Sunday 10 October, 2010
NOT BAD FOR A SUNDAY MORNING, RED BULL SECURES FRONT ROW
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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER, 2010
Postponed to Sunday following torrential downpours at Suzuka Circuit on Saturday, qualifying for this afternoon’s Japanese Grand Prix finally got underway at 10:00 local time this morning. The AT&T Williams team delivered a competitive performance throughout the three qualifying sessions, making it through Q1 and Q2 with top ten times in both. Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg closed out Q3 with the eighth and ninth quickest times respectively.
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Japanese GP – Qualifying


Sunday 10.10.2010
Weather: sunny and dry, 25-26°C Air, 26-28°C Track
In the postponed qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, held on Sunday morning in Suzuka, both drivers were close to making it into the top ten session. But Nick Heidfeld was kicked out of the top ten in the very last second and qualified 11th. Kamui Kobayashi had also shown a lot of improvement on his final flying lap, but then made a mistake in the very last corner and had to settle for his previous best lap time which means 14th fastest.
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2010 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SUZUKA, 10 OCTOBER
In qualifying at the Suzuka Circuit today, delayed overnight following torrential rain, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified in seventh and 10th places for this afternoon's Japanese Grand Prix.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 S.VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:32.035 1:31.184 1:30.785
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:32.476 1:31.241 1:30.853
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 1:32.809 1:31.523 1:31.169
4 R. KUBICA POl Renault F1 Team 1:32.808 1:32.042 1:31.231
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:32.555 1:31.819 1:31.352
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 1:32.636 1:31.763 1:31.378
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.238 1:31.886 1:31.494
8 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&TWilliams 1:32.361 1:31.874 1:31.535
9 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&TWilliams 1:32.211 1:31.926 1:31.559
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.513 1:32.073 1:31.846
11 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:33.011 1:32.187
12 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:32.721 1:32.321
13 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:32849 1:32.422
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:32.783 1:32.427
15 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:33.186 1:32.659
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.471 1:33.071
17 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 133.216 1:33.154
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.568
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:35.346
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:35.464
21 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:36.265
22 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:36.332
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:37.270
24 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1:37.365
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:30.785 230.271 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S.VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:30.785 230.271 KPH

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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 16, Japan GP


10 Oct. 2010
The Bridgestone F1 Story with Hiroshi Yasukawa – Part 1…

Instrumental in creating Bridgestone Motorsport and bringing the great Japanese brand into the arena of Formula 1, Hiroshi Yasukawa has worked for Bridgestone since graduating from university with an economics degree.
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09 October

JAPANESE GRAND PRIX- QUALIFYING


Saturday, 9 October 2010
Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix has been postponed until 1000hrs on Sunday 10 October due to heavy rain.
Practice 3 Sebastian Vettel: P-, Best Time: (No time due to weather), Laps: 1, Chassis 5
Mark Webber: P-, Best Time: (No time due to weather), Laps: 1, Chassis 6
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Wet, wetter, wettest


It rained, then it rained a bit more, then a lot more and then it was a downpour of biblical proportions at Suzuka today.
For those of you in Europe, it will mean getting up at 3am (CET) to watch qualifying which will now take place at 10am local time in Japan, just five hours before the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. But the people one really feels sorry for are the thousand of fans who packed out the grandstands to see the show live. They had to settle for watching the Safety Car do a few laps to gauge track conditions, the occasional wave from a racing driver and the sight of home-made model boats made by mechanics, floating down the pit lane.
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2010 Japanese Grand Prix qualifying postponed until Sunday 10 October


Owing to extreme weather conditions at Suzuka, the FIA has decided to delay the qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix until 10:00am local time on Sunday 10 October.
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Japanese GP - Ten o’clock tomorrow


Suzuka, 9 October – Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, round 16 of the Formula 1 World Championship, has been postponed until 10 tomorrow morning local time.

Rain badly affected this morning’s third and final free practice session and when 26 millimetres of rain fell on the Japanese track, the race director cancelled this afternoon’s session, rescheduling qualifying for tomorrow morning, prior to the race starting at its usual time of 15.00.
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Round 16 - Japanese GP Practice 3


9 October 2010
Rain was the order of the day at Suzuka today - and there was plenty of it. Virgin Racing took full advantage of the situation to finish second and third in the third free practice session for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Admittedly, only two cars completed flying laps, but P2 is P2 and this is the highest position reached by any new team at the end of an official session this year!
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Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying


09 October 2010
After qualifying was postponed until Sunday in Japan due to the torrential rain, Lotus Racing has nothing to announce for the first time in several weeks.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


09 Oct. 2010
Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Jaime Alguersuari set the fastest time on a day of limited track running due to wet weather conditions at Suzuka leading to a delayed and then postponed qualifying session.
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team stopped by the rain


11.00-12.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION THREE
Sakon Yamamoto F110-02 #20 no time
Bruno Senna F110-03 #21 no time

14.00-15.00 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE QUALIFYING
Sakon Yamamoto F110-02 #20
Bruno Senna F110-03 #21
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2010 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY PRACTICE


Suzuka Circuit, Saturday October 9
Due to extreme weather, qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix has been postponed until 1000 on Sunday morning. The race will take place at the scheduled time of 1500.
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Japanese GP – Qualifying rained off


09.10.2010
Consistently heavy rain meant the qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix was a wash out. On Saturday morning during the third free practice the rain was so heavy that Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld, along with most of the drivers, only did an installation lap. The qualifying for the 16th round of the Word Championship is now rescheduled for 10:00 to 11:00 hrs Sunday morning.
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2010 Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying Update


9 October 2010 - Qualifying for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix was ultimately cancelled as a result of torrential rain over the Suzuka circuit. After four separate assessments at half hourly intervals the decision was taken just before 15:30hrs to postpone qualifying until Sunday morning.
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Third Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH TIME OF DAY
1 17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:55.902 9 180.369 11:31:40
2 24 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 2:07.497 6 +11.595 163.966 11:30:13
3 25 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1
4 20 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1
5 21 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1
6 16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 4
7 22 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1
8 7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1
9 10 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 2
10 9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1
11 23 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1
12 19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1
13 4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1
14 15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1
15 6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1
16 3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1
17 8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1
18 12 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1
19 1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 3
20 18 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1
21 5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1
22 14 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1
23 11 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 2
24 2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 3

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08 October


Round 16 - Japanese GP Practice


8 October 2010
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 programmes.
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Grand Prix of Japan


8th October 2010
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 elements brought to the track for the first time at this race, working out the best set-up and evaluating the behaviour of the two types of tyre which Bridgestone has brought here. Usually, the unknown factors are those concerning reliability and the weather but today, there were no problems in these areas.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


08 Oct. 2010
Bridgestone’s soft tyre took Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel to the fastest lap of the sinuous Suzuka Circuit on the first day of the Japanese Grand Prix.
Vettel set a 1m 31.465secs lap time in the afternoon session after earlier setting the fastest time with the hard tyre in the morning.
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Japanese Grand Prix Friday Practice


08 October 2010
Heikki Kovalainen (Chassis T127-01)
FP1: 25 laps; 19th place; best time 1.36.949; best sector times S1 34.882 (19th), S2 43.606 (19th), S3 18.421 (20th)
FP2: 37 laps, 19th place, best time 1.36.095; best sector times S1 34.590 (20th), S2 43.181 (19th), S3 18.263 (19th)
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2010 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY


08/10/10
Laurent Mekies (Chief Engineer): “It was a trouble-free day for us and we evaluated several different set-up options across both our cars. However, we still have a lot of work to do tonight to try and improve our performance and to get the car as well adapted as possible to the layout of this track. Suzuka presents a real challenge for engineers as well as drivers, which makes it very enjoyable. Life will be further complicated by the fact the forecast is for a wet Qualifying and a dry race, so it seems we are set for a fun weekend!”
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Japanese Grand Prix Friday


Friday, 8 October 2010
Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL 1st Practice P1, 2nd Practice P1
“A good day, we couldn’t have asked for much more – we had faultless running and got a lot of mileage. The team put the cars together well and we had a smooth day. The balance of the car feels good although it’s a circuit with lots of different types of corners, so you can’t have everything – you need to work out what the priorities are for the best lap times. We‘re not sure what the weather’s going to do tomorrow, it looks as though it may be a bit wet, but we’ve got good info in the bank, so we’re ready for what happens.”
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2010 Japanese Grand Prix, Friday


Friday 8 october 2010
Robert Kubica, R30-05
Free Practice 1: P3, 1:33.129, 23 laps
Free Practice 2: P3, 1:32.200, 32 laps
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team improves during its first day in Suzuka


10.00-11.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION ONE
Sakon Yamamoto F110-02 #20 24th (26 laps) 1.39.443
Bruno Senna F110-03 #21 23rd (28 laps) 1.38.814
14.00-15.30 FORMULA 1 PRACTICE SESSION TWO
Sakon Yamamoto F110-02 #20 24th (34 laps) 1.37.831
Bruno Senna F110-03 #21 23rd (33 laps) 1.37.352
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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Objectives P1
• Validation of upgrade components, including new front and rear brake ducts
• Set-up work and starts practice
Objectives P2
• Tyre evaluations
• Long runs and starts practice
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2010 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice Report


Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM03/03):
FP1: 4th 1:33.639 (13 laps)
FP2: 9th 1:32.842 (26 laps)
Tonio Liuzzi (car 15, VJM03/01):
FP1: 16th 1:34.379 (21 laps)
FP2: 18th 1:34.310 (33 laps)
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2010 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


SUZUKA, 8 OCTOBER
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 tomorrow.
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS pair Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg completed 47 laps and 35 laps of the 5.807km circuit respectively, loved by drivers for its challenging layout, as they worked on the set-up of their MGP W01 cars.
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2010 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Suzuka Circuit, Friday October 8
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis’s accident this morning cost us some track time, but we still managed to amass a serious amount of data from both his car, and from Jenson’s more extensive running in both sessions.
While the team did a fantastic job to get Lewis’s car turned around in time for the final 10 minutes of second practice, due to a shortage of new components, he was unable to run with an optimal bodywork package, which slightly compromised his final pace. But we are already pushing incredibly hard to rectify that, and I’m confident we’ll have new parts here in time for tomorrow.
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Japanese GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice –


Friday, 08.10.2010
Weather: dry, 24-25°C air, 32-38°C track
Kamui Kobayashi and Nick Heidfeld both used the first two free practice sessions ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix for many comparisons. On the time sheet Kobayashi ended up in 12th, while Heidfeld was 15th.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:31.465 32 228.559
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:31.860 29 +0.395 227.576
3 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:32.200 32 +0.735 226.737
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:32.362 34 +0.897 226.339
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:32.519 35 +1.054 225.955
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.533 28 +1.068 225.921
7 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:32.703 32 +1.238 225.507
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.831 27 +1.366 225.196
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:32.842 26 +1.377 225.169
10 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:32.851 26 +1.386 225.147
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:32.880 26 +1.415 225.077
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:33.471 31 +2.006 223.654
13 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.481 8 +2.016 223.630
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:33.564 16 +2.099 223.432
15 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:33.697 33 +2.232 223.114
16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.005 32 +2.540 222.383
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.055 37 +2.590 222.265
18 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:34.310 33 +2.845 221.664
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:36.095 37 +4.630 217.547
20 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:36.333 33 +4.868 217.009
21 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:36.630 28 +5.165 216.342
22 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:36.834 28 +5.369 215.886
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:37.352 33 +5.887 214.738
24 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1:37.831 34 +6.366 213.686

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First Practice Session Classification

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2010 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:32.585 23 225.794
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:32.633 23 +0.048 225.677
3 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:33.129 23 +0.544 224.475
4 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:33.639 13 +1.054 223.253
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.643 9 +1.058 223.243
6 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:33.677 21 +1.092 223.162
7 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:33.707 24 +1.122 223.091
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:33.739 20 +1.154 223.014
9 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:33.791 23 +1.206 222.891
10 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:33.831 9 +1.246 222.796
11 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:33.929 25 +1.344 222.563
12 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:34.042 19 +1.457 222.296
13 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:34.169 23 +1.584 221.996
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:34.271 19 +1.686 221.756
15 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:34.373 24 +1.788 221.516
16 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:34.379 21 +1.794 221.502
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.991 26 +2.406 220.075
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.684 22 +3.099 218.481
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:36.949 25 +4.364 215.630
20 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:37.329 17 +4.744 214.789
21 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:37.388 23 +4.803 214.658
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Virgin Racing 1:37.778 23 +5.193 213.802
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:38.814 28 +6.229 211.561
24 S. YAMAMOTO JPN HRT F1 Team 1:39.443 26 +6.858 210.222

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07 October


LOTUS RACING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY


07 October 2010
Agency to Provide Advisory Services in the Areas of Marketing, Sponsorship, Finance, Entertainment, Sports, and Business Development.
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Renault F1 Team welcomes Flagman vodka


Thursday 7 october 2010
The Renault F1 Team is delighted to announce a new partnership agreement with Flagman vodka for the remaining four rounds of the 2010 season, beginning with this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka.
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06 October


Pirelli gets wet in Valencia


6 october 2010
Pirelli’s pre-season tyre test programme has entered its latest phase with the Italian company’s wet and Valencia circuit in eastern Spain.
The test also marked the first time that Spanish driver Pedro de la Rosa drove for Pirelli, having been announced as test driver last month.
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The challenge of Suzuka


wednesday 6 october 2010
Ask any driver on the grid to rank their favourite circuits and you can be sure that Suzuka will appear pretty near the top of most lists. It's one of the old-school tracks; a rollercoaster ride that all the drivers relish, as well as being a technical challenge for the engineers. The reason why the drivers rave about the place is probably because it's so tricky to master. No other track, with the possible exception of Spa, can boast such a spectacular range of corners and hooking up the perfect lap always gives the drivers a real buzz.
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Eric Boullier appointed Managing Director of Renault F1 Team


6 october 2010
The Renault F1 Team has announced today that Eric Boullier, Team Principal since 5 January 2010, will take over the role of Managing Director with immediate effect following the departure of Bob Bell.
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05 October


Bridgestone Motorsport Japanese Grand Prix Preview


05 Oct. 2010
Bridgestone heads home to Japan for the glorious delights of the Suzuka circuit where the hard and soft Potenza tyres will be put through their paces for the sixteenth round of the season, the Japanese Grand Prix on October 8-10.

With the championship battle getting ever closer to its conclusion, extracting the maximum performance from Bridgestone’s tyres over the 5.8 km of Suzuka’s sweeping bends will be crucial for a good result.
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Lotus Gets A Little Red Bull Technology For 2011


Red Bull Technology will supply Lotus Racing with its gearbox and hydraulic systems from the start of the 2011 season.
Speaking about the deal with the Anglo-Malaysian squad, Christian Horner said: “We are very pleased about Lotus Racing’s decision. That Red Bull Technology has been chosen to be a supplier to another team despite its short history demonstrates how much we have achieved since our first season. We very much look forward to working with Lotus Racing from 2011 onwards.”
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Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, looking forward to a good result at its first race in Japan


Suzuka, Tuesday 05 October 2010
The Suzuka circuit is one of the oldest remaining tracks of the Formula 1 Championship. It is a very technical one, but almost every driver counts it amongst their favorites. The 5.807 km of the figure-eight circuit are very special as it is the only layout on the Formula One calendar which crosses under itself. Heading to the hairpin is the best opportunity to overtake a rival. After ‘Spoon Curve’, a never-ending left-hander, the cars are spat out onto a long straight up to the legendary 130R – a 130 degree and 300km/h left-hand corner. At this point of the circuit, it is very important that the oil supply of the engine doesn’t get interrupted due to high lateral forces.
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04 October


Lotus Racing Announces Red Bull Technology Gearbox and Hydraulic Systems Partnership


04 October 2010
Lotus Racing has today announced that the Anglo-Malaysian squad has agreed a deal with Red Bull Technology for the supply of gearboxes and hydraulic systems from the 2011 season and beyond. The announcement marks the next critical building block in the process of stepping up the team's challenge for honours in the FIA Formula OneTM World Championship and is a major statement of intent about their future aspirations.
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Vitaly Petrov: “I need to show the team what I can do in the final races”


Vitaly, sum up your feelings after your first F1 night race in Singapore…
It was a challenging weekend for me and frustrating not to get the result we could have done. The start of the race was very good and I moved up to tenth, and it was a good tactic by the team to call me in when the safety car came out. After my pit stop I was in a good position with Webber and Glock just in front of me, but then there was the incident with Hülkenberg, which cost me three positions and destroyed my race. Without this I could have finished maybe eighth.
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Robert Kubica: “We have some tough competitors around us”


Suzuka is your favourite circuit of the year. Why?
It's hard, it's the most challenging circuit and it's very, very fast. If you count the number of really high-speed corners, taken in fourth gear or above, I think it's the most of any circuit on the calendar. The first sector is incredible: the Esses are like a rollercoaster, flipping the g-forces from side to side through very long corners, and it's tough to keep the correct line, especially because if you make a mistake in one corner, you carry it for a long time through the next corners. Plus, there are a couple of low-speed corners, and the chicane where you have very heavy braking and it's possible to overtake.
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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 8 to Sunday 10 October, 2010
Suzuka Circuit, Japan
Round: 16 of 19
Sam Michael, Technical Director
Suzuka is a high downforce circuit with a figure of eight layout. The track has it all, but one of its highlights is the fantastic Esses section. Being able to deliver a strong sector time across that part of the lap is one of the best indicators of a driver’s ability.
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Williams Spark - Two achievements for the Williams responsibility programme in energy efficiency


October 4, 2010, Oxford, UK. The Williams Spark programme reported two major developments in its energy efficiency activities today, with Williams Hybrid Power’s patented technology contributing to another successful endurance race outing for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid at Petit Le Mans, and, in a separate development, Williams F1 recorded decreasing carbon emissions in its annual submission to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
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Sauber Motorsport sign Sergio Perez as race driver and announce partnership with Telmex


Hinwil, 4th October 2010. Sauber Motorsport have signed a contract with Sergio Perez. The 20-year old Mexican driver will line up alongside Kamui Kobayashi for Peter Sauber’s team in the 2011 Formula One World Championship.
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01 October


Suzuka Grand Prix View


01 October 2010
Next stop Japan and the world famous Suzuka circuit. Loved by drivers, fans and racing gamers around the world, Suzuka is one of the classic Grand Prix venues. Over the years the track has played host to some of the most famous races in Formula OneTM history, and is home to the legendary Spoon Curve and 130R, two of the most challenging corners in the race calendar today. Lotus Racing heads to Japan looking to consolidate its position as the best of the new teams at a track that rewards experience, endeavour and guts - three attributes that team drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli have demonstrated all season.
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Preview – Japanese Grand Prix


16th of 19 World Championship rounds, 8th – 10th October 2010
Hinwil, 1st October 2010 – The team is excited about going to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix on October 10th. Kamui Kobayashi is looking forward to his home race and Nick Heidfeld is happy to be racing on his favourite circuit again.
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Japanese Grand Prix Preview 8 - 10 October 2010


1 October 2010 - The FIA Formula One World Championship remains in the Far East for round 16 of the 19 event series, the Japanese Grand Prix. Held at the classic figure-of-eight Suzuka Circuit close to Japan's fourth largest city, Nagoya, the race is typically a closely-fought, unpredictable duel to the flag - many a championship has been decided on the undulating 5.807km track. The Force India F1 Team heads to Japan set on maintaining its own championship position after a points scoring finish at the last event in Singapore.
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2010 JAPANESE Grand Prix preview


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“The bald facts show that we’ve only managed to get one car to the finish of each of the last four grands prix. While that doesn’t make for positive reading, it’s perhaps too stark an illustration of our overall competitiveness. And it certainly doesn’t reflect the level of dedication and commitment that’s come from every single team member.
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2010 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SUZUKA, 8-10 OCTOBER
Round 16 of the 2010 Formula One World Championship takes the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team back to the Far East for the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. Hosting its 22nd Grand Prix, Suzuka is a great favourite amongst the Formula One drivers with its unique 5.807km figure-of-eight layout including famous corners such as the Spoon Curve and the high-speed 130R.
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