31 October


INFINITI RED BULL RACING CELEBRATES IN STYLE ON BURJ AL ARAB HELIPAD


Thursday 31 October 2013
Celebration in Dubai after clinching fourth consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – To celebrate winning the Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships for the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti Red Bull Racing ran one of its Formula One cars at one of the most recognised locations on earth.
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2013 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India gets ready for round 17 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Vijay’s Vision
Dr Vijay Mallya looks back on a successful weekend in India and ahead to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Dr Mallya, how satisfying was it to see both cars score points in India?
I was delighted with the double points finish; I don't think we could have done much better. The result was due to a combination of the small steps we've made optimising the set-up and some out-of-the-box thinking in terms of strategy. That's got to be the mantra for the next three races.
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30 October


AHEAD OF THE ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX


MARK WEBBER
When you think of Abu Dhabi what is the first thing that comes to mind?
Racing in the twilight and finishing at night with a spectacular backdrop; it’s a unique event in that sense.

Does the race take on a different feel once the sun goes down and it gets dark? In what way does it change?
Well the track temperature is dropping during the race which is an interesting point for us, performance-wise, with the tyres. Also we’ll have a different visor tear-off for the first part of the race, for the first 10 or 15 laps we’ll have a dark tear-off because of the low sun in the last sector, and then when the sun has gone behind the grandstand we can get rid of that tear off and run a clear one for the rest of the race.
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2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Preview


Abu Dhabi - 30/10/2013
Preview

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2013 Formula One World Championship and the season's only twilight race, takes place at the impressive 5.554 km Yas Marina Circuit at 17:00 hrs on Sunday 3 November.
12 of the circuit's 21 corners are taken in second gear of below, with six taken at less than 100 km/h
The twisting third sector of lap includes over half of the corners on the circuit, 11 in total
Lewis has led more laps at Yas Marina than any other driver (86) since the first race in 2009
Yas Marina features an average of 68 gear changes per lap, the second highest value of the season after Singapore
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Preview to the Abu Dhabi Grand prix


Yas Marina Circuit statistics
Length (km) 5.554
Average Speed (kph) 188
Top Speed (kph) 312
% of lap at full throttle 58
Fuel consumption per lap (kg) 2.5
Fuel consumption (1/100km) 64
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2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview



Yas Marina Circuit facts & stats

The United Arab Emirates welcomes Formula 1 for the fifth consecutive year at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The 5.5km track is situated on a man-made island on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi, and it’s one of only five anti-clockwise circuits on this year’s calendar.
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29 October


Preview – 2013 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


17th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 1st to 3rd November 2013

Hinwil, 29th October 2013 – After a disappointing race in India the Sauber F1 Team moves on to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is taking place from 1st to 3rd November. The team hopes to make up for lost ground in Abu Dhabi. Despite a minor setback, the team is optimistic for the race, because the performance of the car in India was again good. The goal will be to deliver a flawless weekend and score maximum points.
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27 October


Indian GP - A race of two sides


Stefano Domenicali: “First and foremost, it’s right and proper to congratulate Sebastian and Red Bull for their fourth consecutive world title. These are moments that we are well aware are extraordinary, but obviously, we hope that all the hard work we are doing aimed at the future, will be able to interrupt this run of success. Our race today was one of two sides: a positive one for Felipe, who drove a truly amazing opening lap and then Fernando’s, unfortunately ruined by a contact with Webber at the first corner. Without that, we would have brought home more points, which are vital if we want to finish second in the Constructors’ Championship. There are three races to go, everything is absolutely still possible and we have an obligation to push right to the end in a very close fight, for the runner-up position”.
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VETTEL AND INFINITI RED BULL RACING SECURE DOUBLE TITLE WINS WITH CRUSHING VICTORY IN INDIA




Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) wins Indian Grand Prix to secure 2013 drivers’ title
Infiniti Red Bull Racing secures constructors’ championship for fourth consecutive year
Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1 Team) joins Vettel on the podium
Kimi Raikkonen seventh for Lotus F1 Team
12th title for Renault in F1 since 1977
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Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Renault Sport F1: quadruple Champions!




Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Renault Sport F1 today secured their fourth consecutive Constructors’ World Championship title. In 2013 the hugely successful partnership has scored 10 wins, 8 pole positions, 10 fastest laps and 470 points to date.
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AWESOME FOURSOME!

Sunday 27 October 2013
INDIAN GP – RACE

INFINITI RED BULL RACING MAKES HISTORY BY CLAIMING THE QUADRUPLE DOUBLE

Infiniti Red Bull Racing wins the 2013 Formula One Constructors’ Championship
Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Formula One Drivers’ Championship
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2013 Indian Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 27th October

Romain Grosjean drove a perfect race from seventeenth on the Indian Grand Prix grid to third at the chequered flag – despite enduring problems with his engine’s pneumatic system – whilst Kimi Räikkönen found the limits of his tyre’s performance as the team attempted a one-stop strategy.
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2013 Indian Grand Prix – Race


VETTEL SELECTS THE CORRECT TYRE STRATEGY AND BECOMES WORLD CHAMPION

Delhi, October 27, 2013 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has become the youngest-ever four-time world champion at the Indian Grand Prix; only the fourth person in history to achieve four titles, with three of them won on Pirelli tyres. Vettel claimed the race with a two-stop strategy, starting on the P Zero Yellow soft and then completing two stints on the P Zero White medium. His latest victory also means that Vettel has now won all three Indian Grands Prix held so far.
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Indian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01) Race Position: 10th
“I am pretty pleased with today’s performance, even if during the race I thought we were looking better than a tenth place finish, especially after the first stint went well and the pace was looking good. It seemed as though we could have matched Sutil and Di Resta, so there’s a little bit of disappointment about the fact I couldn’t get past them and get a couple more points. Generally, I am pleased with what I did in the car and now we move on to Abu Dhabi, where we have a lot of support, so I hope we can give them a good result next Sunday. Vettel? Phenomenal! Particularly since the summer break, when he grabbed the title and never let anyone else look at it.”
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DELHI-GHTED 2013 Formula 1™ Airtel Indian Grand Prix - The Race


Buddh International Circuit, New Delhi
Sunday 27 October 2013

CHILTON MR02-03 P18 1:30.335
BIANCHI MR02-02 P19 1:30.171

The Marussia F1 Team notched up another strong two-car finish in today’s 2013 Formula 1™ Airtel Indian Grand Prix, following a thrilling split-strategy duel between Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton. In the end it was Max who triumphed, taking P18 with only a hair’s breadth - 0.7s - between him and his team-mate.
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Renault congratulates Vettel on fourth drivers’ title



Sebastian Vettel has claimed the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship crown, his fourth consecutive drivers’ title. The 26-year-old German drove his Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing to victory in the Indian Grand Prix, clinching the title with three races remaining. Sebastian has scored 10 wins, 7 pole positions and an insurmountable 322 points so far this season.
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2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix, Race Report


Today’s Indian Grand Prix saw Sahara Force India score six World Championship points as Paul Di Resta finished in eighth place ahead of teammate Adrian Sutil in ninth.

Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director
“Like everybody in the team I am delighted to see both Sahara Force Indias score points in our home race. That’s the goal we set ourselves ahead of the weekend and the six points scored are very important for strengthening our position in the Constructors’ Championship. The second half of the season has been challenging for us, but we showed today that we never give up and that all the recent hard work has paid off. I want to congratulate the engineers for making the right calls with the strategy, the drivers for their strong performances, and the mechanics for consistently quick pit stops. With just three races remaining this season, there is plenty to play for and we will go to Abu Dhabi determined to keep up this momentum.”
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INDIAN GP RACE


Sunday 27 October, 2013
Race Notes

. Pastor Maldonado finished 12th with Valtteri Bottas 16th in today's Indian Grand Prix.
. Pastor started on the soft tyre, had a strong first lap, moving from 18th to 12th, and managed the medium tyres well to finish just outside the points.
. Valtteri started on the medium tyre but a radio failure and traffic in his second stint lost him time.
. Congratulations to Sebastian Vettel on clinching the drivers' title today.
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2013 Indian Grand Prix - Race


India - 27/10/2013
RACE

A strong drive from Nico Rosberg saw him finish on the podium at the Indian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton finishing in sixth place.
Nico finished in second place today, scoring the team's eighth podium of the 2013 season and our first second place finish
Lewis finished in sixth place after spending much of the race stuck behind the slower Ferrari of Felipe Massa
Both drivers ran option/prime/prime with Nico stopping on laps 7 & 27 and Lewis on laps 8 & 30
Scoring 26 points this afternoon, the team reclaimed second place in the Constructors' Championship on 313 points
This represents the team's strongest result since the Belgian Grand Prix in late August
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2013 INDIAN GRAND PRIX



Buddh International Circuit, Sunday October 27
“It’s always sweeter when you perform well under pressure”

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Checo drove a very committed and disciplined race all afternoon to take a very well-deserved fifth position at the chequered flag. He didn’t put a foot wrong: he made a strong start, pushed hard throughout the race, and pulled off some great overtaking moves, all while carefully looking after his tyres, particularly on his long, first stint.
Jenson was less fortunate this afternoon. He was unfortunately clipped by Fernando on lap one – that contact cracked the rim of his right-rear wheel and caused a puncture. That was extremely regrettable, because he was running on the Prime tyre, which he should have been using for the next 25 laps!
Thereafter, his was destined to be a three-stopper, which was always going to be hard work. Unfortunately, in the closing laps, he reported a mis-shift in the gearbox, so we stopped his car as a precautionary measure before the end.
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2013 INDIAN GRAND PRIX


Buddh International Circuit, India - 27th October 2013
Weather
Race: Hazy, dry, air temp 30° / track temp 34° (start), 30° / 33° (lap 30), 29° / 32° (lap 60)
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Race Classification


after 60 Laps - 307.249 Kms
2013 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX - New Delhi

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 60 1:31:12.187 202.130
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 60 1:31:42.010 +29.823 201.034
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 60 1:31:52.079 +39.892 200.667
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 60 1:31:53.879 +41.692 200.602
5 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 60 1:31:56.016 +43.829 200.524
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 60 1:32:04.662 +52.475 200.210
7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 60 1:32:20.175 +67.988 199.650
8 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 60 1:32:25.055 +72.868 199.474
9 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 60 1:32:26.921 +74.734 199.407
10 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 60 1:32:28.424 +76.237 199.353
11 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 60 1:32:30.484 +78.297 199.279
12 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 60 1:32:31.138 +78.951 199.255
13 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 59 1:31:15.708 +1 LAP 198.631
14 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 59 1:31:15.816 +1 LAP 198.627
15 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 59 1:31:29.761 +1 LAP 198.122
16 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 59 1:31:30.288 +1 LAP 198.103
17 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 58 1:31:24.197 +2 LAPS 194.959
18 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 58 1:31:24.919 +2 LAPS 194.933
19 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 54 1:23:53.621 DNF 197.749

NOT CLASSIFIED
M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 39 1:00:06.257 DNF 199.277
C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 35 56:47.591 DNF 189.238
G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1 2:42.390 DNF 108.050
FASTEST LAP
7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:27.679 on lap 60 210.426

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26 October


Qualifying Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX - New Delhi

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:25.943 4 100.431 1:24.568 3 1:24.119 5
2 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.833 10 100.302 1:25.304 6 1:24.871 5
3 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.802 9 100.266 1:25.259 6 1:24.941 5
4 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:25.665 5 100.106 1:25.097 5 1:25.047 7
5 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.793 10 100.255 1:25.389 6 1:25.201 3
6 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:25.819 9 100.286 1:25.191 6 1:25.248 3
7 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:25.883 10 100.361 1:25.339 6 1:25.334 3
8 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:25.934 3 100.420 1:24.885 6 1:25.826 6
9 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.107 9 100.622 1:25.365 6 1:26.153 6
10 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.574 11 100.000 1:25.458 6 1:26.487 6
11 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.673 8 100.115 1:25.519 6
12 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:25.908 9 100.390 1:25.711 6
13 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:26.164 9 100.689 1:25.740 7
14 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.155 8 100.678 1:25.798 6
15 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:26.178 9 100.705 1:26.134 6
16 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:26.057 6 100.564 1:26.336 5
17 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:26.577 7 101.172
18 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:26.842 9 101.481
19 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:26.970 8 101.631
20 G. VAN DER GARDE Caterham F1 Team 1:27.105 6 101.789
21 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:27.487 7 102.235
22 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:28.138 8 102.996

POLE POSITION LAP S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.119 219.332 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:24.119 219.332 KPH

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2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


Qualifying at the Buddh International Circuit saw Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil secure 12th and 13th places respectively for tomorrow’s Indian Grand Prix.

Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal & Managing Director
“The indications from yesterday’s practice sessions suggested that we were looking slightly more competitive than in previous races, and I think our performance today confirms that. The times in final practice showed the progress made overnight and it’s encouraging to hear that the drivers are feeling more confident with the car, which is what we’ve been missing recently. Both drivers felt that there was a little bit more performance in the car, but I don’t think it would have changed our overall grid positions. We will approach tomorrow’s race with points being the clear goal. It’s something we have achieved for the past couple of years and I’m optimistic that we will have the race pace to take the fight to the cars around us and deliver some points in our home race.”
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Airtel Indian Grand Prix – Qualifying

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Saturday, 26.10.2013
Weather: hazy and dry, 28-31°C air, 35-39°C track

The Sauber F1 Team’s feelings are mixed after qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi. While Nico Hülkenberg qualified seventh and managed to get into Q3 yet again, his teammate Esteban Gutiérrez had to accept P16. After a strong Q1, he was not able to match his lap in Q2 and now he has to make the best out of the situation. Nico’s goal is straightforward: he wants to get as many points as possible and strengthen the team’s position.
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2013 INDIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING



Buddh International Circuit, Saturday October 26

“We have a good chance in the race”

MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

“Qualifying today was clearly dominated by the teams’ tyre considerations for the race tomorrow.
It’s always tempting to take a short-term view – if we’d gone for the Option tyre in Q3, we could potentially have been halfway up the top 10 – but I don’t think we’d be headed into tomorrow’s race feeling comfortable had we done that.
Fundamentally, it was about doing the best thing for the race tomorrow. And, if the experience of the last few days is borne out tomorrow, then we’re probably happy that we’re not starting the race on the Option.
For tomorrow, we’ve very much focused on putting ourselves in the best possible position for the race. We’ve got two very good racers, both of whom have shown impressive flashes of speed this weekend, so I think we’re looking at a competitive showing tomorrow.”
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2013 Indian Grand Prix: Qualifying

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India - 26/10/2013
QUALIFYING

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton qualified in second and third places this afternoon for the Indian Grand Prix.
Nico took the team's 15th front row start of the season - and his sixth - with P2 this afternoon
Lewis will start from P3, his third consecutive top three start and his 12th of the season
Both used the same tyre strategy: Q1, new prime/new option; Q2, used option/new option; Q3, used option/new option
Among the top ten, four drivers (WEB, ALO, BUT, PER) qualified on prime tyres and six on options
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INDIAN GP QUALIFYING

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Saturday 26 October, 2013

Qualifying Notes

. Valtteri Bottas qualified 15th with Pastor Maldonado 18th for tomorrow's Indian Grand Prix.

. Both drivers' completed their final runs in Q1 on the soft tyre, and whilst Valtteri made it through to Q2, Pastor was hindered by traffic.

. Valtteri drove a clean lap in Q2, posting a time of 1:26.134 on the soft tyre to start the race in 15th.
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INDIAN GP – QUALIFYING

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Saturday 26 October 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: POLE POSITION, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:25.332)
“The car felt good all weekend and it just got better as the track improved. The car was amazing; it’s a great circuit, I really like the flow of it, especially around the middle sector with the high speed corners. If the car behaves the way you want it to through that section then you’re always then going to enjoy it, as we did today. It’s a great result for the team; Mark is on a different strategy, so we’ll see what the race brings tomorrow. We have been getting a lot of questions about the Championship this weekend, but we’ll keep doing what we’ve done in the past, just focusing on every single step – we won’t change that for tomorrow, or the next couple of races. We’ve worked hard to get here and tomorrow is a long race. With the strategy, I think it’s always tricky do the right thing, but we have a good package so we should be in good shape.”
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25 October


Second Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX - New Delhi

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:25.722 35 215.230
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:26.011 38 +0.289 214.507
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:26.220 36 +0.498 213.987
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.399 36 +0.677 213.544
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:26.430 39 +0.708 213.467
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.582 40 +0.860 213.092
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:26.601 41 +0.879 213.046
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:26.632 32 +0.910 212.969
9 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.857 40 +1.135 212.418
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.972 39 +1.250 212.137
11 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:27.304 17 +1.582 211.330
12 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:27.375 36 +1.653 211.158
13 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:27.429 31 +1.707 211.028
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:27.491 40 +1.769 210.878
15 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:27.608 38 +1.886 210.597
16 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:27.720 23 +1.998 210.328
17 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:27.949 34 +2.227 209.780
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.431 30 +2.709 208.637
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:28.692 39 +2.970 208.023
20 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:28.799 32 +3.077 207.772
21 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:29.366 37 +3.644 206.454
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:30.164 27 +4.442 204.627

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First Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX - New Delhi

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:26.683 24 212.844
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:26.871 17 +0.188 212.383
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.899 23 +0.216 212.315
4 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:26.990 20 +0.307 212.093
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:27.227 21 +0.544 211.517
6 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.335 23 +0.652 211.255
7 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.416 23 +0.733 211.059
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:27.692 21 +1.009 210.395
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:27.770 19 +1.087 210.208
10 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:27.800 23 +1.117 210.136
11 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.035 25 +1.352 209.575
12 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:28.214 6 +1.531 209.150
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.336 18 +1.653 208.861
14 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:28.342 21 +1.659 208.847
15 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.468 20 +1.785 208.549
16 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:28.538 18 +1.855 208.385
17 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:28.730 18 +2.047 207.934
18 J. CALADO GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:29.197 22 +2.514 206.845
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:29.413 24 +2.730 206.345
20 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:29.560 20 +2.877 206.007
21 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:30.026 23 +3.343 204.940
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:30.471 17 +3.788 203.932

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INDIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


Friday 25 October 2013

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:26.683, Laps: 24
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:25.722, Laps: 35
“The soft tyre is not lasting so long here, but it’s Friday and the track is still rubbering in; it’s normally improving for Saturday, plus we haven’t used this compound for a long time, so tomorrow it should be better.”
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2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix, Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India began preparations for its home race today with Adrian Sutil, Paul Di Resta and James Calado all behind the wheel of the VJM06 at the Buddh International Circuit.

Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal & Managing Director
“It’s always a pleasure to see Formula One cars driving in India and, as always, the Buddh International Circuit looks fantastic. I was pleased with today’s free practice performance and we have certainly fared better than the previous practice sessions in Korea or Japan. At this late stage of the season, the focus is simply on optimising the current package and making sure we race well, which is why we ran through various options today with our performance on Sunday remaining the priority.”
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Airtel Indian Grand Prix – Practice


Friday, 25.10.2013
Weather: hazy and dry, 26-30°C air, 32-40°C track

It was a usual Friday for the Sauber F1 Team during the first two practice sessions at the Buddh International Circuit. While Nico Hülkenberg showed better pace, Esteban Gutiérrez was not as satisfied with his C32 today. The team was able to gather a lot of valuable tyre data and still has some work to do, especially to improve the performance on the soft tyre compound.
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2013 INDIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE



“The most important thing is to have good tyres for the race”
Buddh International Circuit, Friday October 25

MARTIN WHITMARSH,
Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“As is very often the case these days, we chose to pack a lot of test and development work into the morning’s run-programme. As a result, that meant neither Jenson nor Checo was able to dial their car into the circuit until the afternoon session. Still, we gathered a valuable amount of data from our investigative work during first practice.
The afternoon also allowed us to start looking a little more deeply at the tyres – and it immediately became clear that the Option tyre is going to be quite challenging to manage in the race on Sunday.
We got quite a lot of good data today, though, and we’ve got the tools and the means to drill down and gather some useful findings for the rest of the weekend.”
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2013 Indian Grand Prix: Practice


India - 25/10/2013

PRACTICE

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg completed the first day of the 2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix in fourth and sixth positions respectively after three hours of free practice today.
The morning session saw both drivers focusing on set-up work to dial the car in to this challenging circuit
In the afternoon, Lewis complete a tyre comparison before conducting race simulation work, running option then prime
Across the garage, Nico followed a similar plan, with his race simulation work also completed using option then prime
In total, the drivers completed 120 laps - equivalent to exactly two race distances - during today's practice sessions
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INDIAN GP PRACTICE

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Friday 25 October, 2013

Objectives: Set-up work, tyre runs and aero evaluations.

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: We completed some aerodynamic tests on both cars during FP1 and overall the drivers happy were happy with the car. As always we see understeer at this circuit so we continued to make changes to the set-up as the track conditions improved throughout the day. We made some changes to the rear wing level in FP2 to improve our top speed and were planning long runs with both drivers to evaluate the tyres. Unfortunately we had to cut Pastor's run short as we had a problem with the front-right wheel nut following a pitstop. We are still investigating what happened. Valtteri continued with some mechanical tests followed by a longer run on the soft option tyre, so we have some good data for this compound. We need to continue tomorrow to gather more information on the medium tyre to make sure we have enough information to prepare for the race on Sunday. Overall the car balance looks better at this circuit, but we need to try to extract a bit more performance ahead of qualifying.
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2013 INDIAN GRAND PRIX FP1 & FP2


Buddh International Circuit, India - 25th October 2013

Weather
FP1: Hazy, dry; min / max track temp 27° - 39°, air temp 24° - 28°
FP2: Hazy, dry; min / max track temp 39°(start) - 37° (end), air temp 30°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: VDG 1.29.413, 19th / PIC 1.30.026, 21st
FP2: VDG 1.28.692, 19th / PIC 1.29.366, 21st
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23 October


Preview to the Indian Grand Prix



Buddh International Circuit statistics
Length (km) 5.125
Average Speed (kph) 204
Top Speed (kph) 314
% of lap at full throttle 65
Fuel consumption per lap (kg) 2.35
Fuel consumption (l/100km) 66
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22 October


2013 Indian Grand Prix - Preview


India - 22/10/2013
Preview

The Indian Grand Prix, Round 16 of the 2013 Formula One World Championship, takes place on Sunday 27 October at the Buddh International Circuit located just outside of the city of New Delhi.
Between turns 7 and 14, no corner is taken lower than 4th gear and the average corner speed is around 220 km/h
Seven of the circuit's 16 corners see lateral loadings in excess of 3.5G (turns 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)
The drivers exceed 280 km/h three times, before turns 1, 4 and 5 - and scrub over 200 km/h under braking for turn 4
In the two Indian Grands Prix so far, Sebastian Vettel has led every one of the 120 racing laps and won both from pole
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21 October


2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix Preview



Sahara Force India gets ready for its home race at the Buddh International Circuit near Delhi.

Vijay’s Vision
Dr Vijay Mallya hopes the support of the Indian fans will inspire the team to score big points.

Dr Mallya, how is the mood in the team with just four races to go?
The races after the summer break haven't been very positive in terms of scoring points, but the morale in the team remains strong. Korea and Japan were not the easiest of weekends, but everyone in the team is working really hard to recapture our early form. It's all a matter of finding the right balance with the car - when we do that, we will be back in the points.

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Sauber F1 Team launches interactive cutaway car video



Hinwil, 21st October 2013 - The Sauber F1 Team is launching a new interactive cutaway Formula One car video on its YouTube channel. The video shows the cutaway model and enables users to click on the different sections of it, which then takes them directly to the relevant footage explaining the purpose of the selected part.
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2013 Indian Grand Prix preview



Buddh International Circuit facts & stats

The Buddh International Circuit is one of seven racetracks on this year’s Formula 1 calendar to have been designed by Hermann Tilke. It’s located in the province of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, near to the country’s second largest city, New Delhi. The circuit cost US$215 to build and was finished in October 2011.

The track provides a significant technical challenge to the teams. A high top speed is vital along the undulating back straight, but there’s also the need for good traction out of the circuit’s four second-gear corners and high-speed stability through Turn 10, a banked double-apex right-hander that has a minimum speed of 250km/h.
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INDIAN gp preview

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Friday 25th - Sunday 27th October, 2013
New Delhi, India
Round: 16 of 19

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: The Indian Grand Prix takes place at the Buddh International Circuit, which was new on the calendar for the 2011 season. With fast, free-flowing and undulating characteristics the track has drawn comparisons to Spa-Francorchamps with the track rising by 14-metres within the first three corners. The track has a mixture of fast and slow corners making it challenging for the drivers, with the multi-apex sequence of Turns 10, 11 and 12 likened to Turn 8 at the Istanbul Park Circuit in Turkey. The Indian Grand Prix features one of the longest pitlanes in F1 and this contributes to a higher than average pitloss which pushes strategies towards fewer stops. Track temperatures are likely to be relatively high and to date there has never been a safety car in the race. After finishing just outside the points in recent races, the team will be pushing hard until the very last race of the season to score a top ten finish.
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20 October


2013 INDIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW

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Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 17th October 2013

General
Race Laps: 60
Lateral and longitudinal forces are equally distributed throughout the lap
In 2012 improved track sweeping equipment was introduced to ensure the track surface is cleaner than 2011
The inner pit lane surface was also sealed to minimize the accumulation of dust
Track evolution is very high on Friday
In 2012 tyre degradation was low with the deg being mainly thermal
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PREVIEW: GP INDIA 2013

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SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Tell us about the Indian GP circuit? It is not an easy track, because of a few complicated rhythm- breakers that are in there. The most difficult part is the uphill entry to Turn Three, because seeing the apex is practically impossible. So to drive a perfect lap around the Buddh circuit, you need a good driving instinct.
Do you like going to the Indian GP? So far everything has always gone perfectly for us in India. There is also a very nice trophy at the end of the race - so it would be great to hold one again this year! It’s a circuit that I like, in a country that is very, very impressive every time we go there. [Read More!]
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Preview – 2013 Airtel Indian Grand Prix


16th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 25th to 27th October 2013

Hinwil, 18th October 2013 – The first double points score of the season in Japan was a great result for the Sauber F1 Team. Now the team is determined to continue the momentum as it travels to the home country of its Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn for the 2013 Indian Grand Prix, which takes place from 25th to 27th of October at the Buddh International Circuit. Both drivers are looking forward to a track that is technically challenging and fun to drive.
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16 October


Monisha Kaltenborn: “Giving up was never an option.”



Hinwil, 16th October 2013 – The first half of the 2013 season was anything but satisfying for the Sauber F1 Team. Seven World Championship points after ten races was a modest harvest. Nevertheless, since the Italian Grand Prix the team has shown a significant improvement: the Swiss outfit scored no less than 38 points in the last four races. This puts the Sauber F1 Team into a solid seventh place in the constructors’ championship. Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn explains how the team was able to turn the tide.
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13 October


Japanese Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 13.10.2013
Weather: sunny and dry, 23-24°C air, 30-37°C track

The Sauber F1 Team had many reasons to celebrate after the Japanese Grand Prix. It had its first double points score of the year with Sauber F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg finishing sixth and Esteban Gutiérrez seventh. For Esteban these were his first and very well deserved world championship points. In total the team scored 14 points to consolidate its seventh position in the constructors' points table. On top of all of this it was Peter Sauber's 70th birthday.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix - Race


Suzuka, Oct 13, 2013
A challenging race saw Nico Rosberg finish the Japanese Grand Prix in eighth position while Lewis Hamilton retired after seven laps.
•Lewis suffered a right-rear tyre puncture following contact with Sebastian Vettel on the run to turn one
•The damage caused by the lap returning to the pits meant the team retired the car after seven laps
•Nico made his first pit stop on lap 12 and was subsequently given a drive-through penalty for an unsafe release
•He served this on lap 16, suffering a time loss of around 20 seconds in the process
•Nico made two further stops on laps 24 and 39, running option/prime/option/prime, on his way to eighth place
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Japanese GP - Seconds out


Stefano Domenicali: “The Suzuka weekend began with the sad news of the death of Maria de Villota and our first thoughts are with her. Considering the potential of our car, thanks to the work of the team at the track, we have obtained a result that allows us to stay second in both Championships, in line with our current objectives. With today’s fourth place, Fernando tops the list of the all-time highest number of points scored, proof of his extraordinary talent and something which makes us very proud. Up until the penalty, Felipe was fighting for a top five finish and it’s a shame that the drivethrough affected his race, so that he was not rewarded for all his efforts. Today’s leading trio had a better pace than us, but now it’s important that we do not let up at all: over the final four races, we have an obligation to demonstrate that Ferrari never gives up fighting for the top places”.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 13th October

Another strong performance for Lotus F1 Team saw Romain Grosjean take a fighting third, whilst team-mate Kimi Räikkönen battled his way to fifth in a tense Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. A superb start from Romain saw him lead in the early stages, before fighting hard with both Red Bulls in the latter stages. Kimi endured a tough start – dropping back to P11 – before battling back in typical fashion to climb back up the order.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix – Race


Vettel seals strategic two-stop victory in Japan

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has taken his fourth win in Japan and his ninth of the year, but that hasn’t quite been enough for the German to claim his fourth consecutive drivers’ title as Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso finished fourth in Japan from eighth on the grid. Vettel used a two-stop strategy to defeat his team mate Mark Webber, who stopped three times, and the Lotus of Romain Grosjean, who also stopped twice.
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Japanese Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Jean-Eric Vergne (STR8-03) Race Position: 12th
“There are some positive elements from today, because the car worked very well in this afternoon, However, our pit stops were not the best and cost us some time. After the start I found myself in traffic, so the team decided to call me in a bit early for the switch from the Option to the Prime, but the pit stop was slow and just put me back in the traffic. It was hard to overtake, so we tried lengthening the next two stints and the remaining pit stops were not the best. Apart from that, my pace seemed reasonable, so it’s a shame, as I think I could have done better, especially as I had a lot of new tyres for the race. I really hope I have a bit more luck and another good car in India.”
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SECOND CONSECUTIVE RENAULT PODIUM LOCK OUT IN JAPAN


Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) wins Japanese Grand Prix ahead of Mark Webber (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) and Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1 Team)
After Korean GP result, second consecutive podium to be 100% Renault-powered
First time since 1996 that two consecutive podiums have been 100% Renault powered *
Kimi Raikkonen fifth for Lotus F1 Team, giving Renault engines four of the top five positions
Webber gave Renault its 209th pole on Saturday; a new record for engine manufacturers in F1
Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) won a gripping Japanese Grand Prix to edge ever closer to his fourth drivers’ title today. Team-mate Mark Webber came home second, ahead of Lotus F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean, securing a podium lock-out for Renault for the second consecutive race. With Kimi Raikkonen bringing the second Lotus past the flag in fifth, four of the top five positions were Renault-powered. It is the first time in 17 years that Renault has secured two consecutive perfect podiums.
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JAPANESE GP – RACE


Sunday 13 October 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 2nd
“A very rewarding win today; it’s a great feeling. I love this track and it’s just fantastic to win here. It was a horrible start to be honest; we found ourselves sitting in third place and then tried to go longer in the first stint. I had great traction after I got past Romain and after that the only threat was Mark who got stuck behind Romain. We could then manage the gap until the end of the race. The Championship is the big target of course, but the season is very long still and the best way to wrap it up is not to think about it. I’m happy to go home for a bit now and to relax before we go out to India. That’s an impressive country and I’m looking forward to racing there in a couple of weeks.”
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JAPANESE GP RACE


Sunday 13 October, 2013

Race Notes

. Pastor Maldonado finished 16th with Valtteri Bottas 17th in today's Japanese Grand Prix.
. Both drivers had a solid start and drove a good race with a lot of midfield battles taking place.
. Pastor overtook Valtteri on the last lap to secure sixteenth position.
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2013 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Race Report


Sahara Force India narrowly missed out on points at Suzuka as Paul Di Resta finished in P11 ahead of Adrian Sutil in P14.
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2013 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX



Suzuka Circuit, Sunday October 13
“Both drivers showed stout character today”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today’s race was a tough one for both our drivers, but they both showed stout character in dealing with various adverse occurrences with great determination throughout all 53 laps.

“Jenson made a good start off the line, but through no fault of his own was then embroiled in a first-corner incident, consequently dropping a few places. As a result, he also flat-spotted his tyres, which caused a significant vibration that we elected to curtail by bringing him in for his first tyre stop earlier than we otherwise would have done.
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Sunday at Suzuka


Weather
Race: Dry, sunny, air temp 24° / track temp 35° (start), 24° / 34° (lap 26), 23° / 30° (lap 53)
Team Quotes
Charles Pic, car 20, chassis CT03-#6: "I had a good start but we'd already decided to serve the drive-through penalty at the end of lap one to get it out of the way and I was playing catch up from there. My target from there was to pass Chilton and I finished almost 20 seconds clear of him so that's about as much as we could have hoped for today.
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2013 Formula 1™ Japanese Grand Prix - The Race


LONE RANGER.
Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Japan
Sunday 13 October 2013

CHILTON MR02-03 P19 1:38.713
BIANCHI MR02-01 (new chassis) DNF

Max Chilton began today’s Japanese Grand Prix as the Team’s lead charge and ended up as our lone ranger, after Jules Bianchi’s race ended at the first corner following a coming-together with Giedo van der Garde.
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Race Classification


after 53 Laps - 307.471 Kms
2013 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 53 1:26:49.301 212.484
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 53 1:26:56.430 +7.129 212.194
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 53 1:26:59.211 +9.910 212.080
4 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:27:34.906 +45.605 210.640
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 53 1:27:36.626 +47.325 210.571
6 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 53 1:27:40.916 +51.615 210.399
7 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 53 1:28:00.931 +71.630 209.602
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 53 1:28:01.324 +72.023 209.586
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:28:10.122 +80.821 209.238
10 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 53 1:28:18.564 +89.263 208.904
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 53 1:28:27.873 +98.572 208.538
12 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:26:52.410 +1 LAP 208.347
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:26:54.598 +1 LAP 208.259
14 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 52 1:27:06.344 +1 LAP 207.791
15 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 52 1:27:06.462 +1 LAP 207.786
16 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 52 1:27:08.671 +1 LAP 207.699
17 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 52 1:27:09.253 +1 LAP 207.675
18 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 52 1:28:09.524 +1 LAP 205.309
19 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 52 1:28:28.731 +1 LAP 204.566
NOT CLASSIFIED
L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 7 13:12.411 DNF 183.309
G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 0 DNF
J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:34.587 on lap 44 221.015

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12 October


Japanese GP - Rows three and four for the Scuderia


Suzuka, 12 October – As is usually the case, the outcome of qualifying was decided in the final seconds of the session. Tomorrow, Felipe Massa will start the Japanese Grand Prix from fifth place, having done a 1.31.378, while Fernando Alonso will be three places back thanks to a lap in 1.31.665.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix, Saturday


Saturday 12th October

Romain Grosjean qualified P4 with team-mate Kimi Räikkönen P9 ahead of tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. Warm, dry conditions remained throughout the day at the Suzuka circuit, with changing wind direction a factor throughout proceedings.

Romain put in an impressive lap on the hard compound tyre to go fastest in the red flag interrupted Q1 session with Kimi taking P8. The Frenchman then edged a tight intra-team Q2 battle to take P3 from his Finnish counterpart’s P5, with both posting laps within three tenths of one another in the final Q3 session to end the day in P4 / P9.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying


Two pit stops expected at action-packed Suzuka circuit

Mark Webber has claimed pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix for Red Bull: his first pole since the Korean Grand Prix last year. Webber claimed his 12th career pole position with a time of 1m30.915s, ahead of his team mate Sebastian Vettel.
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Japanese Grand Prix: Qualifying - Team Reaction


Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01)
“That wasn’t a good session for us, which is disappointing as yesterday was one of the best Fridays we have had in a while. The wind has played a bit of a part today, but we definitely should have been further up than that. I would have liked a better result of course, but we will have to see what we can do in the race. I just wasn’t happy with the balance of the car. Jev’s problem? I heard about it, but from what I’ve been told there’s no reason for me to be concerned about it for the race, as everything was fine on my car.”
Third Practice Session
Best lap: 1:33.490, pos. 13th, 16 laps
Qualifying
Best lap: (Q1) 1:32.804, (Q2) 1:32.485, pos. 16th
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2013 Formula 1™ Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying


WE GOT ‘EM.
Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Japan
Saturday 12 October 2013

CHILTON MR02-03 Q1 P19 1:34.320 8 laps
BIANCHI MR02-01 (new chassis) Q1 P22 1:34.958 5 laps

Max will start his first Japanese Grand Prix from 19th position on the grid after helping the Team to achieve our first objective of the weekend, outqualifying Caterham.
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2013 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


Paul Di Resta qualified in 12th place for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, while teammate Adrian Sutil was in P17.

P12 Paul Di Resta VJM06-04
Q1: 1:32.286
Q2: 1:31.992

Paul: “Given where we started yesterday, I think we should be pretty happy with P12. Slowly but surely we’ve made the car more drivable and in qualifying it felt quite good. The overnight efforts of everyone at the track and back at the factory have helped dial the car into the circuit. Compared with yesterday the car feels much more stable and predictable, and that’s allowed us to get within a tenth of making Q3. I’m feeling upbeat about the race because the long runs have looked consistent and we are well placed to fight for points with a free choice on tyre strategy.” [Read More!]
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RENAULT SETS NEW F1 RECORD



Mark Webber’s pole position today for Infiniti Red Bull Racing took Renault’s total number of poles in the FIA Formula One World Championship to 209, a new record for the most pole positions held by an engine manufacturer. The previous record of 208 had been set by Ferrari.

Renault has competed in F1 since 1977 with involvement spanning the V6 turbo, V10 and V8 engine eras. To date Renault-powered cars have won 160 Grands Prix and 11 Constructors’ titles, with 7 drivers using the engine en route to 10 drivers’ crowns. [Read More!]
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JAPANESE GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 12 October 2013

Car 2 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:32.053)
“It’s a great track and we always enjoy driving here. The laps weren’t too bad today to be honest, but you always want a little bit more here and there. Sebastian had a problem in qualifying, so it’s a little bit of a hollow pole position if you like; he still did a phenomenal lap. But, I’m happy to be on pole; you have to grab the opportunities when you can and still get the laps in. It’s a very, very nice farewell for me to have pole position on my last attempt here at Suzuka. It’s a great circuit and I’ll never forget the first sector today, it’s what us guys strive for and it’s what our profession is all about; driving that is a real highlight for us.” [Read More!]
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Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying


Saturday, 12.10.2013
Weather: sunny and dry, 23-25°C air, 34-42°C track

The qualifying pace shown by the Sauber F1 Team in Korea has continued to Japan with Sauber F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg making it into the top ten again, and setting the seventh fastest time. Although Esteban Gutiérrez was 14th quickest in his Sauber C32-Ferrari, the times tell more than the position, as in Q2 he was only two tenths of a second off the time set by his team-mate. The team believes scoring points in the race is a realistic aim. [Read More!]
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix: Qualifying


Japan - 12/10/2013
QUALIFYING
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualified in third and six places today for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
The gusty conditions during Qualifying saw a peak wind speed of 10.3 m/s and a minimum of 3.8 m/s
The session also saw unusually close gaps, with the top six in less than half a second and top 10 less than a second
Lewis' tyre usage was as follows: Q1, prime / Q2, new option + new option / Q3, used option + new option
Nico's tyre usage was as follows: Q1, prime + new option / Q2, used option + new option / Q3, new option [Read More!]
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2013 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING



Suzuka Circuit, Saturday October 12
“It’s going to be a tough race – but that’s why we enjoy this sport”

JENSON BUTTON
MP4-28A-04

FP3
7th 1m32.869s (+0.816s) 17 laps

Qualifying
Q1 11th 1m32.606s (on Primes)
Q2 9th 1m31.838s (on Options)
Q3 10th overall 1m31.827s (on Options) [Read More!]
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JAPANESE GP QUALIFYING


Saturday 12 October, 2013

Qualifying Notes

. Valtteri Bottas qualified 13th with Pastor Maldonado 15th for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix.
. Both drivers drove clean laps on their single-lap medium tyre runs in Q2 and were unlucky to miss out on Q3 in what was a very tight qualifying session. [Read More!]
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2013 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING


Suzuka, Japan - 12th October 2013

Weather
FP3: dry, sunny; min / max track temp 37° (start) - 34° (end), air temp 25° (start) - 24° (end)
Q1: dry, sunny; min / max track temp 36°(start) - 35° (end), air temp 24°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: VDG 1.35.473, 19th / PIC 1.35.518, 20th
Q1: PIC 1.34.556, 20th / VDG 1.34.879, 21st [Read More!]
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Qualifying Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:32.271 4 100.486 1:31.513 3 1:30.915 6
2 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:32.397 4 100.624 1:31.290 3 1:31.089 6
3 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.340 5 100.561 1:31.636 6 1:31.253 6
4 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:31.824 10 100.000 1:31.565 6 1:31.365 5
5 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:31.994 8 100.185 1:31.668 6 1:31.378 3
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.244 8 100.457 1:31.764 6 1:31.397 3
7 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:32.465 10 100.698 1:31.848 6 1:31.644 3
8 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.371 5 100.595 1:31.828 5 1:31.665 6
9 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:32.377 10 100.602 1:31.662 6 1:31.684 3
10 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.606 4 100.851 1:31.838 6 1:31.827 5
11 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.718 10 100.973 1:31.989 6
12 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:32.286 9 100.503 1:31.992 6
13 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:32.613 8 100.859 1:32.013 6
14 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:32.673 9 100.924 1:32.063 6
15 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:32.875 9 101.144 1:32.093 6
16 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:32.804 8 101.067 1:32.485 3
17 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:32.890 10 101.160
18 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.357 6 101.669
19 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:34.320 8 102.718
20 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:34.556 8 102.975
21 G. VAN DER GARDECaterham F1 Team 1:34.879 9 103.327
22 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:34.958 5 103.413
POLE POSITION LAP
M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:30.915 229.942 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:30.915 229.942 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:32.053 17 227.099
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.187 18 +0.134 226.769
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.355 18 +0.302 226.356
4 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:32.707 26 +0.654 225.497
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.800 14 +0.747 225.271
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:32.815 14 +0.762 225.235
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.869 17 +0.816 225.104
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:32.946 25 +0.893 224.917
9 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:33.036 8 +0.983 224.700
10 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:33.076 12 +1.023 224.603
11 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:33.158 15 +1.105 224.405
12 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.260 15 +1.207 224.160
13 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:33.490 16 +1.437 223.608
14 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:33.638 17 +1.585 223.255
15 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:33.660 19 +1.607 223.203
16 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:33.732 15 +1.679 223.031
17 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:33.955 18 +1.902 222.502
18 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:34.773 8 +2.720 220.581
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:35.473 20 +3.420 218.964
20 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:35.518 18 +3.465 218.861
21 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:35.844 16 +3.791 218.116
22 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:39.378 20 +7.325 210.360

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11 October


Japanese Grand Prix - FP1 & FP2 session reports


Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 36° - 41°, air temp 28°
FP2: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 41° (start) - 39° (end), air temp 29°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: VDG 1.38.025, 21st / KOV 1.37.595, 19th
FP2: PIC 1.37.630, 19th / VDG 1.37.905, 20th
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Second Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:33.852 35 222.746
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:34.020 35 +0.168 222.348
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:34.114 36 +0.262 222.126
4 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:34.202 17 +0.350 221.918
5 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:34.411 30 +0.559 221.427
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:34.442 36 +0.590 221.354
7 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:34.473 30 +0.621 221.282
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:34.698 35 +0.846 220.756
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:34.912 34 +1.060 220.258
10 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:35.087 32 +1.235 219.853
11 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:35.089 36 +1.237 219.848
12 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.109 34 +1.257 219.802
13 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:35.182 34 +1.330 219.633
14 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:35.275 35 +1.423 219.419
15 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:35.341 25 +1.489 219.267
16 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:35.709 8 +1.857 218.424
17 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:36.136 41 +2.284 217.454
18 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:36.722 6 +2.870 216.136
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:37.630 31 +3.778 214.126
20 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:37.905 36 +4.053 213.525
21 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:38.121 33 +4.269 213.055

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First Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH

1 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:34.157 19 222.024
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:34.487 19 +0.330 221.249
3 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:34.768 24 +0.611 220.593
4 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:34.787 20 +0.630 220.549
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:35.126 14 +0.969 219.763
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:35.154 16 +0.997 219.698
7 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:35.179 15 +1.022 219.640
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:35.364 17 +1.207 219.214
9 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:35.450 27 +1.293 219.017
10 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.635 19 +1.478 218.593
11 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:35.868 22 +1.711 218.062
12 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:35.900 18 +1.743 217.989
13 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:36.066 20 +1.909 217.612
14 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:36.165 19 +2.008 217.388
15 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:36.178 12 +2.021 217.359
16 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:36.340 23 +2.183 216.993
17 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:36.399 18 +2.242 216.861
18 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:36.760 22 +2.603 216.052
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Caterham F1 Team 1:37.595 22 +3.438 214.203
20 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:37.629 8 +3.472 214.128
21 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:38.025 15 +3.868 213.263
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:38.763 18 +4.606 211.670

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Japanese GP - An inconclusive Friday


Suzuka, 11 October – The pre-weekend forecast had been for storms and a wet track today, but it seems the weather gods have decided to celebrate 25 years of Formula 1 racing at Suzuka with glorious weather, accompanied by temperatures and humidity levels usually associated with summer. The forecast for the rest of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend is good, therefore all today’s data gathered from a total of just over 563 kilometres completed by the two F138s will be relevant and useful when it comes to preparations for qualifying and the race.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix, Friday


Friday 11th October

Eric Boullier, Team Principal: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Maria de Villota earlier today. On behalf of the team here in Japan and back at Enstone, I would like to express our condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Maria. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

Kimi Räikkönen set the fourth fastest and Romain Grosjean the fifth fastest time on the first day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


Vettel goes fastest on P Zero White medium

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time at the Japanese Grand Prix during second free practice session today, running on Pirelli’s P Zero White medium tyre. This has been nominated alongside the P Zero Orange hard which are both well-suited to the challenging demands of the Suzuka circuit which is renowned for its high-speed corners.
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Good Baseline


Jean-Eric Vergne has already done as many laps of Suzuka as he will be required to do on Sunday. The Frenchman completed 54 laps, one more than the Japanese Grand Prix race distance, over the three hours of free practice held today.

Jev was twelfth on the afternoon time sheet, around seven tenths slower than Daniel Ricciardo. The Australian was seventh quickest, with a Friday total of 49 laps under his belt.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 & 2


Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Japan
Friday 11 October 2013

CHILTON MR02-03 FP1 P22 1:38.763 18 laps FP2 P21 1:38.121 33 laps
BIANCHI MR02-02 FP1 P20 1:37.629 8 laps FP2 Unable to take part (damage)

It was anything but a typical Friday for the Team today, as the full weight of the free practice programme fell to Max Chilton following an ‘off’ for Jules Bianchi in FP1 this morning.
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2013 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE



“This weekend has been overshadowed by tragedy”

Suzuka Circuit, Friday October 11
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

“Checo’s accident in FP2 was obviously a setback for the team, but the main thing for all of us is that he was able to walk away unhurt from what was quite a sizeable impact. Unfortunately, his chassis wasn’t so fortunate, and it will be replaced with the spare by the mechanics overnight.
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2013 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Free Practice Report



Sahara Force India completed a routine day of free practice at Suzuka ahead of Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
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JAPANESE GP PRACTICE



Friday 11 October, 2013

Objectives: Set-up work, tyre runs and aero evaluations.

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: In FP1 we did a number of different aerodynamic tests across the two cars including front wing comparisons and tested some development floor and front brake duct components. Following this we picked the best configuration for FP2 when we switched our focus to tyre work. Valtteri was concentrating on a number of performance and long run comparisons; however we didn't complete our programme with Pastor as he ran wide hitting the barrier during his first run. We also had to cut his FP1 session slightly short after he lost his left-rear wheel out on track. The team are currently investigating this. There is still work to do ahead of tomorrow to improve our overall pace and consistency.
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Japanese Grand Prix – Practice

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Weather: sunny and dry, 27-29°C air, 35-41°C track

Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
“We are shocked to hear the news of María de Villota’s death and would like to offer our sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends for this tragic loss. If anybody represented strength and optimism, it was María. Her sudden death is a big loss to the motorsport world as she was an important ambassador for relaying important messages to the youth, and particularly girls that aspire to a career in motorsport. María was an example of someone who never gave up, she always had a smile on her face and we will dearly miss her.”
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JAPANESE GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE

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Friday 11 October 2013

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:34.768, Laps: 24
Second Practice Session: Position: 1, Best Time: 1:33.852, Laps: 35
“The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve. Looking after the tyres will be important here, especially during the race. The car works fine at the moment, but we need to make sure we set it up the right way. It’s good to see we are up there today, but it’s not always so important; we need to step up our game for tomorrow, as Mercedes will be strong in qualifying.”
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix: Practice

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Japan - 11/10/2013
PRACTICE
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton completed the first two practice sessions at Suzuka today for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Nico and Lewis ran for a total of 110 laps today (55 each), more than two complete race distances
Both drivers worked on optimising car balance and short and long-run comparisons between the two tyre compounds

Drivers No. Chassis No. Practice 1 Practice 2
Nico Rosberg 9 F1 W04 / 03 19 laps 1:34.487 P2 36 laps 1:34.114 P3
Lewis Hamilton 10 F1 W04 / 04 19 laps 1:34.157 P1 36 laps 1:34.442 P6
Weather Hot and sunny
Temperatures Air: 28-29 °C Track: 35-41 °C
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10 October


Preview to the Japanese Grand Prix

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Suzuka statistics
Length (km) Average Speed (kph) Top Speed (kph) % of lap at full throttle Fuel consumption per lap (kg) Fuel consumption (l/100km)
5.807 216 319 62 2.7 67
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2013 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix Preview


Sahara Force India looks ahead to the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

Vijay’s Vision
Dr Vijay Mallya sums up a tough weekend in Korea and looks forward to Suzuka.

An unlucky race in Korea – when will the team’s luck change?
It was a very difficult race and we certainly didn't get the reward our race pace deserved. We are making small steps forward on the one-lap pace and working hard to recapture the race pace we showed earlier in the season. Unfortunately, we can’t convert our performance into points. In Korea we could have had one or two cars in the battle for points that developed at the end of the race.
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix - Preview


Japan - 08/10/2013
Preview
The Japanese Grand Prix, Round 15 of the 2013 Formula One season, takes place at the 5.807 km Suzuka circuit on Sunday 13 October, seven days after the last race in Korea.
In the Esses, every corner sees lateral loadings of 3G or more with peaks of 4G in Turns 3, 7 and 8
The fastest corner on the circuit, Turn 15 (130R) is taken at 310 km/h (like Eau Rouge in Spa) and a lateral loading of 4G
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JAPANESE gp preview


Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October, 2013
Suzuka, Japan
Round: 15 of 19
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08 October


2013 JAPANESE GRAND PRIXVIEW


Suzuka, Japan - 8th October 2013

General
Race Laps: 53

2012 Weather
Air/Track temp ( C): 25 / 37
Pitlane altitude (m): 43
ATM Press (HPA): 1012
Hum (%): 43
Wind (kph): NNE 12.7
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2013 Japanese Grand Prix preview

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Suzuka Circuit facts & stats

Suzuka is one of the oldest and most revered circuits on the Formula 1 calendar. It was built as a test track for Honda in 1962, and its undulating 3.6-mile layout has remained largely unchanged to this day. To be fast, drivers need to demonstrate commitment and precision.

The track is located in the Mie prefecture of Japan’s main island, 30 miles south west of Nagoya. It first hosted a world championship grand prix in 1987, since when 11 world drivers’ championships have been clinched at the circuit, including all three of Ayrton Senna’s titles for McLaren.
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07 October


Sauber F1 Team - Preview – 2013 Japanese Grand Prix


15th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 11th to 13th October 2013

Hinwil, 6th October 2013 – After the Korean GP the Sauber F1 Team continues its Asian journey by heading to Japan, a country with very passionate Formula One fans. Sauber F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg is looking forward to a good weekend all round. Esteban Gutiérrez is excited to finally drive on a track he already counts as one of his favourites.

The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Kimiya Sato will drive a straight line test on 18th October in Vairano, Italy. In addition he will be reserve driver for the Sauber F1 Team over the weekend of the Japanese Grand Prix. Kimiya tested for the team at the Young Driver Training Test at Silverstone earlier this year. Given the history of the Sauber F1 Team with valuable Japanese partners like NEC Japan, and its support for motorsport in a country that has very passionate fans, both parties took this opportunity to work together.
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06 October


Korean GP - Onward and upward


Stefano Domenicali: “After positive results in Belgium, Monza and Singapore, there’s no use denying that today’s result doesn’t make us happy. We were hoping to be able to attack the two Mercedes on the opening lap, as we knew we could deal with their race pace. Unfortunately, that was not the case and the incidents just after the start affected our race, wiping out any chance of getting close to the podium. In these conditions we didn’t manage to get the most out of our car and now the only thing we can do is keep our concentration high for the next round in Japan, where we get an immediate chance to redeem ourselves. Even if the Drivers’ title is now an almost impossible target, we still have an obligation to continue to give our all to the very end of the Championship, because we are still fighting for second place in the Constructors’ Championship”.
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2013 Korean Grand Prix, Sunday


Sunday 6th October 2013

Lotus F1 Team scored its third double podium of the season as Kimi Räikkönen took second and Romain Grosjean third in an emphatic team performance at the Korean Grand Prix. Both drivers benefited from strong race pace and drove superbly – including dicing with each other – during a race which saw two safety car periods.
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2013 Korean Grand Prix – Race


VETTEL TRIUMPHS IN ACTION-PACKED KOREAN RACE WITH TWO PIT STOPS

Yeongam, October 6, 2013 – Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has taken his third win in a row to extend his championship lead at the Korean Grand Prix. The German stopped twice, to become the first driver to win in Korea from pole, and give himself the mathematical possibility of clinching his fourth world title in Japan next weekend. If he wins at Suzuka, and Fernando Alonso fails to finish higher than ninth, Vettel will be the 2013 World Champion.
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Korean Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Oct 6, 2013
Jean-Eric Vergne (STR8-03) Race Position: 18th
“At the moment, we’re not quite sure what happened in the end. I felt the car pull to one side and something was clearly not right, so the team called me into the pits. Starting from sixteenth, this was always going to be a difficult weekend and after I made up a few places in the early stages, I began to suffer with tyre degradation, so I agreed when the team decided to switch me from a two to a three stop strategy. I just want to get to Suzuka and start again now, but we will need to do a lot of work if we want to return to the performance level we should have had here.”
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2013 Formula 1™ Korean Grand Prix - The Race


LONG GAME.
Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, Korea
Sunday 6 October 2013

BIANCHI MR02-02 P16 1:44.991
CHILTON MR02-03 P17 1:45.408

Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton achieved another two-car finish in Yeongam today, ending the 2013 Korean Grand Prix in 16th and 17th places respectively.
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2013 KOREAN GRAND PRIX



Korean International Circuit, Sunday October 6
“A difficult race brings out the strengths of our people”

JENSON BUTTON
MP4-28A-04

Started 11th
Finished 8th
Fastest lap 1m43.073s (+1.693s, 12th)
Pitstops Two: lap 4 (6.96s – nosebox change) and 22 (4.40s) [Opt-Pri-Pri]
Points 58 (9th)
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PODIUM LOCK OUT FOR RENAULT POWER IN KOREAN GRAND PRIX

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Sebastian Vettel wins Korean Grand Prix for Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault, four seconds ahead of Kimi Raikkonen
Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean finish second and third to make podium 100% Renault powered
Third all-Renault powered podium this season
Vettel has led 209 of the past 213 racing laps
Vettel’s win gives him a mathematical chance to seal championship in Japan
Renault-powered drivers locked out the podium in today’s Korean Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) winning the chaotic race from Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean. The perfect podium result is the third time this season that the podium has been 100% Renault-powered.*
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2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix, Race Report

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Sahara Force India was out of luck in Korea as both Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil retired from the Korean Grand Prix.
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KOREAN GP – RACE

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Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 1st
“It was a long race today, but it’s really great to win. The start was crucial, it’s always tricky here as you’re nervous about the long straight when you start from pole. Fortunately we had good traction off the line and I had a strong exit out of the first corner. We kept the lead and tried to control the race from there. I think Mercedes had more range than us today, but we were able to win which is great. It was a very strong performance from the whole team and I’m happy. We’re just focusing on continuing to take one step at a time and trying to get the best out of the car at every single race.”
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KOREAN GP RACE

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Race Notes

. Valtteri Bottas finished 12th with Pastor Maldonado 13th in today's Korean Grand Prix.
. Valtteri drove a consistent race to move up the field, but ultimately did not have the performance to challenge the top ten.
. Pastor had a strong start, moving from 18th to ninth after the first lap, and was fighting for a points finish until the final stint when he was overtaken by cars on newer tyres.
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2013 Korean Grand Prix - Race

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Korea - 06/10/2013
RACE

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished in fifth and seventh positions respectively this afternoon at the 2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix.
Lewis ran a two-stop strategy using option/prime/prime with stops on laps 9 and 29.
His race was defined by a second stint where he struggled with high wear on the right-front tyre.
Nico also completed two stops, on laps 10 and 28, running option/prime/prime.
Nico was forced to make his second stop earlier than planned after a structural failure of the nose and front wing.
The team remains third in the constructors' championship on 283 points, gaining six points on Ferrari this afternoon.
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Korean Grand Prix – Race


Sunday, 06.10.2013
Weather: cloudy, 27-28°C air, 28-30°C track

Fourth for Nico Hülkenberg in the Korean Grand Prix is the best result of the season for the Sauber F1 Team, and these 12 valuable points have moved the team up a place in the constructors' championship to seventh. The German driver showed his fighting spirit and spent most of the race fending off other cars. For Esteban Gutierrez he was just eight tenths away from scoring his first points after his race was compromised on the first lap through no fault of his own. The team now heads to next weekend's race in Japan and aims to keep up this momentum.
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KOREAN GRAND PRIX 2013

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Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea - Sunday 6th October 2013

Weather
Race: Dry, overcast / sunshine; air temp 27° / track temp 30° (start), 27° / 29° (lap 27), 27° / 28° (lap 55)
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Race Classification

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after 55 Laps - 308.630 Kms
2013 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 55 1:43:13.701 179.386
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 55 1:43:17.925 +4.224 179.264
3 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 55 1:43:18.628 +4.927 179.244
4 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 55 1:43:37.815 +24.114 178.691
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 55 1:43:38.956 +25.255 178.658
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 55 1:43:39.890 +26.189 178.631
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 55 1:43:40.399 +26.698 178.616
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 55 1:43:45.963 +32.262 178.457
9 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 55 1:43:48.091 +34.390 178.396
10 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 55 1:43:48.856 +35.155 178.374
11 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 55 1:43:49.691 +35.990 178.350
12 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 55 1:44:00.750 +47.049 178.034
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 55 1:44:03.714 +50.013 177.949
14 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 55 1:44:17.279 +63.578 177.564
15 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 55 1:44:18.202 +64.501 177.537
16 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 55 1:44:21.671 +67.970 177.439
17 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 55 1:44:26.599 +72.898 177.299
18 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 53 1:40:53.686 DNF 176.857
19 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:38:36.740 DNF 177.534
20 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 50 1:36:12.893 DNF 174.955
NOT CLASSIFIED
M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 36 1:08:37.261 DNF 176.574
P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 24 44:04.505 DNF 183.185
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:41.380 on lap 53 199.388

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05 October


Korean GP - No surprises


Fernando Alonso: “I am not surprised at the outcome of this qualifying session, because in terms of pure performance, Saturday is always difficult for us and will continue to be so until the end of the season. Usually, on Sunday, things go better and our aim is always to get to the podium, as has happened in recent races. This weekend seems harder than usual, because while up until now we have always had a good race pace, both yesterday and today we suffered on the long runs and that means we must absolutely improve for tomorrow. We have a few problems with the tyres which we are unable to manage as well as the others: there’s a lot of graining and if you push very hard in the first sector you almost risk being unable to finish the lap. We will have to find the right compromise to get them to survive the number of laps proposed by our engineers, because the ideal strategy is still a two stop. Given how we look in the dry, the rain could mix things up and in fact we have nothing to lose and even if there will be little time to adapt to it, we must be ready for this eventuality”.
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2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix, Qualifying Report


Qualifying for tomorrow’s Korean Grand Prix saw Adrian Sutil qualify in P14 just ahead of teammate Paul Di Resta in P15.
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2013 Korean Grand Prix: Qualifying


Korea - 05/10/2013
QUALIFYING

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualified in second and fifth positions respectively for tomorrow's 2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix. Nico will start from P4 on the grid after penalties have been applied.
Lewis qualified P2 after making two option-tyre runs in Q3, having come through Q2 with a single run.
Nico suffered a puncture on his first run of the session in Q1 which forced him to use a set of option tyres in Q1.
He recovered strongly to clear Q2 running used option tyres and was able to secure P5 on the grid.
Nico will start from P4 once grid penalties have been applied to other competitors.
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KOREAN GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 5 October 2013

Car 1 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: POLE POSITION, (3rd Practice – P1, 1:37.881)
“It was close today. I had a very good lap in Q3 on my first attempt and thought I would find it hard to do better. On my second attempt I caught Kimi on the warm up lap and didn’t have time to drop back, but fortunately the first lap was good enough. Mercedes were strong and seem to be comfortable in the middle sector. We’re good in Sector one this year which a surprise as that’s mostly straights. We improved the car from yesterday as I wasn’t entirely happy with it after the second practice. In terms of conditions, we should be okay if it’s dry or wet tomorrow; it’s not clear if we get some rain from the typhoon, but let’s see what happens.”
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KOREAN GP QUALIFYING



Saturday 05 October, 2013

Qualifying Notes

. Valtteri Bottas qualified 17th with Pastor Maldonado 18th for tomorrow's Korean Grand Prix.

. Both drivers went out on the supersoft tyre for their second runs in Q1, but a lack of grip hindered their ability to make it through to Q2.
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2013 KOREAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


Korean International Circuit, Saturday October 5

“Hopefully, we can go forwards tomorrow”
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

“That was a disappointing qualifying session for both drivers, particularly for Jenson, who encountered traffic on his quick lap that almost certainly cost him the opportunity to graduate through into Q3.
Still, we’ve proven repeatedly throughout this season that we have greater strength and versatility in the race itself. For tomorrow, we’ve got total flexibility over our strategy, and two strong racers, so we’ll see what we can do.”
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Korean Grand Prix – Qualifying


Saturday, 05.10.2013
Weather: sunny, cloudy and dry, 22 -26°C air, 35-34°C track

The Sauber F1 Team was able to celebrate its best qualifying performance of the year in the Korean Grand Prix. This was the first time in the 2013 season that both Sauber C32-Ferraris had made it through to Q3, with Nico Hülkenberg setting the eight fastest time and Esteban Gutierrez the ninth for his first race at the track. However, they will both move up one place on the grid following another driver's penalty. The team is now hopeful of consolidating that excellent start to the weekend, and points are its aim for tomorrow's race.
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Qualifying Session Classification

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2013 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:38.683 5 100.347 1:37.569 3 1:37.202 5
2 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.574 7 100.236 1:37.824 3 1:37.420 6
3 M. WEBBER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:39.138 5 100.810 1:37.840 3 1:37.464 5
4 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:39.065 5 100.736 1:38.076 3 1:37.531 6
5 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.418 7 100.078 1:38.031 3 1:37.679 6
6 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.520 8 100.182 1:37.978 6 1:38.038 3
7 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.884 7 100.552 1:38.295 6 1:38.223 3
8 N. HULKENBERG Sauber F1 Team 1:38.427 8 100.087 1:37.913 6 1:38.237 3
9 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:38.725 6 100.390 1:38.327 6 1:38.405 3
10 K. RAIKKONEN Lotus F1 Team 1:38.341 8 100.000 1:38.181 6 1:38.822 3
11 S. PEREZ Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.049 8 100.719 1:38.362 6
12 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.882 8 100.550 1:38.365 6
13 D. RICCIARDO Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.525 8 100.187 1:38.417 6
14 A. SUTIL Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:38.988 9 100.657 1:38.431 6
15 P. DI RESTA Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.185 9 100.858 1:38.718 6
16 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.075 8 100.746 1:38.781 5
17 V. BOTTAS Williams F1 Team 1:39.470 8 101.148
18 P. MALDONADO Williams F1 Team 1:39.987 8 101.673
19 C. PIC Caterham F1 Team 1:40.864 6 102.565
20 G. VAN DER GARDE Caterham F1 Team 1:40.871 6 102.572
21 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:41.169 6 102.875
22 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:41.322 6 103.031

POLE POSITION LAP
1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:37.202 207.958 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:37.202 207.958 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:37.881 17 206.516
2 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:38.018 17 +0.137 206.227
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.318 16 +0.437 205.598
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.332 15 +0.451 205.568
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.486 13 +0.605 205.247
6 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:38.701 19 +0.820 204.800
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.816 14 +0.935 204.562
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:38.857 17 +0.976 204.477
9 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:38.961 16 +1.080 204.262
10 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.114 14 +1.233 203.946
11 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:39.128 15 +1.247 203.918
12 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:39.196 16 +1.315 203.778
13 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.204 17 +1.323 203.761
14 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.274 15 +1.393 203.618
15 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.327 17 +1.446 203.509
16 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:39.371 19 +1.490 203.419
17 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.665 15 +1.784 202.819
18 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:40.128 17 +2.247 201.881
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:41.360 19 +3.479 199.427
20 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:41.614 12 +3.733 198.929
21 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:41.646 14 +3.765 198.866
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:42.267 17 +4.386 197.659

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04 October


Korean GP - As the weekend evolves


Fernando Alonso: “The impressions are the usual Friday ones and to say more, we will have to wait until tomorrow and see how qualifying goes. On this track too it’s aerodynamics that make the difference and for that reason, I am not expecting too many surprises when compared to the last few Grands Prix. The time sheet follows the order that continues to be more or less the same seen in previous weekends and there is every probability that, again here, we can expect to struggle in the race. The difference between the two compounds is not as evident as in Singapore, but the Supersoft definitely has a very high degradation and we will have to see how much the track surface improvement will affect its behaviour. It won’t be easy for us in performance terms, but we know that apart from that, we can do well on Sunday. Now, we must try and get the most out of what we have available and put everything together tomorrow and in the race”.
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KOREAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


Friday 4 October 2013

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:39.667, Laps: 20
Second Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:38.781, Laps: 30
“There is some room for improvement. It will be close with Mercedes; of course we’re not sure what others were doing with their fuel loads today, but it seems close ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying. I like the track here, it’s a shame it’s so far from Seoul, which is a great city, but it’s good coming here as it’s quieter than some other races, which means we can focus on our job.”
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Sauber F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari extend powertrain partnership



Hinwil, 4th October 2013 - The Sauber F1 Team and Scuderia Ferrari extend their current technical partnership, which is for the supply of the complete powertrain, including engine, gearbox and ERS in a multi-year agreement. The current partnership is entering the fifth year of a strong relationship that has produced four podiums in 2012.
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2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix, Free Practice Report

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Sahara Force India completed a busy day of practice for the Korean Grand Prix with Adrian Sutil, Paul Di Resta and James Calado all behind the wheel of the VJM06.
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2013 KOREAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE



“A productive day’s testing”

Korean International Circuit, Friday October 4

JENSON BUTTON
MP4-28A-04

FP1 1m40.215s (+0.585s) 22 laps 5th
FP2 1m39.774s (+1.101s) 29 laps 9th
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Sauber F1 Team - Korean Grand Prix – Practice – Friday

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04.10.2013
Weather: sunny and dry, 21-24°C air, 29-36°C track

The first two practice sessions for the Korean Korean Grand Prix went well for the Sauber F1 Team. It was a usual Friday evaluating new aero parts and completing set-up work in the morning and understanding the difference between the two tyre compounds, the medium and supersoft, in the afternoon session. Both Sauber F1 Team drivers still see room for improvement for qualifying tomorrow afternoon.
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2013 Korean Grand Prix: Practice

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Korea - 04/10/2013

PRACTICE

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg completed today's free practice sessions for the 2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix in first and third positions after a strong day of running.
The drivers completed a total of 103 laps in today's three hours of running time, seven laps short of two race distances.
Nico conducted a single evaluation run of the team's passive drag reduction device this morning in first practice.
Tyre evaluations and set-up fine-tuning were the order of the day, with both cars in the top four in both sessions.
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KOREAN GP PRACTICE


Friday 04 October, 2013

Objectives: Set-up work, tyre runs and aero evaluations.

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: We had several tests across the two cars this morning including some small aero changes. Pastor ran a completely new front wing in FP1 which worked as expected and he therefore kept this through into FP2. Several mechanical set-up tests were also completed, with long runs for both drivers in FP2 to gather tyre information. Both drivers were happy with the car and tyres this morning but we didn't have the same pace this afternoon. We need to go through the data now to make sure we have the best configuration to improve both our qualifying and race pace this weekend.
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KOREAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


Friday 4 October 2013

CAR 1, SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:39.667, Laps: 20
Second Practice Session: Position: 2, Best Time: 1:38.781, Laps: 30
“There is some room for improvement. It will be close with Mercedes; of course we’re not sure what others were doing with their fuel loads today, but it seems close ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying. I like the track here, it’s a shame it’s so far from Seoul, which is a great city, but it’s good coming here as it’s quieter than some other races, which means we can focus on our job.”
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KOREAN GRAND PRIX - FP1 & FP2

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Korea International Circuit, Yeongam - Friday 4th October 2013

Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 28° - 30°, air temp 20° - 23°
FP2: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 34° - 36°, air temp 24°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: PIC 1.43.660, 19th / VDG 1.43.883, 20th
FP2: VDG 1.42.461, 19th / PIC 1.42.798, 20th
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Second Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.673 31 204.858
2 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:38.781 30 +0.108 204.634
3 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:38.797 32 +0.124 204.601
4 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:38.844 35 +0.171 204.504
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.114 30 +0.441 203.946
6 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:39.226 34 +0.553 203.716
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:39.444 31 +0.771 203.270
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:39.757 33 +1.084 202.632
9 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.774 29 +1.101 202.597
10 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:40.006 34 +1.333 202.127
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:40.007 34 +1.334 202.125
12 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.152 31 +1.479 201.833
13 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:40.186 33 +1.513 201.764
14 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:40.210 34 +1.537 201.716
15 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.446 30 +1.773 201.242
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.552 36 +1.879 201.030
17 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:41.117 35 +2.444 199.907
18 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:41.289 34 +2.616 199.567
19 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:42.461 36 +3.788 197.284
20 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:42.798 35 +4.125 196.638
21 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:43.108 31 +4.435 196.046
22 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:43.441 29 +4.768 195.415

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First Practice Session Classification


2013 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX - Yeongam

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:39.630 20 202.890
2 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:39.667 20 +0.037 202.815
3 M. WEBBER AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:39.816 19 +0.186 202.512
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:40.117 20 +0.487 201.903
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.215 22 +0.585 201.706
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.374 18 +0.744 201.386
7 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:40.396 19 +0.766 201.342
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Lotus F1 Team 1:40.677 15 +1.047 200.780
9 S. PEREZ MEX Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.860 20 +1.230 200.416
10 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari 1:40.880 13 +1.250 200.376
11 N. HULKENBERG GER Sauber F1 Team 1:40.899 20 +1.269 200.338
12 A. SUTIL GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:41.432 18 +1.802 199.286
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Williams F1 Team 1:41.482 22 +1.852 199.188
14 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:41.626 21 +1.996 198.905
15 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.924 19 +2.294 198.324
16 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams F1 Team 1:42.002 20 +2.372 198.172
17 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.043 18 +2.413 198.092
18 J. CALADO GBR Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:43.008 21 +3.378 196.237
19 C. PIC FRA Caterham F1 Team 1:43.660 20 +4.030 195.002
20 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Caterham F1 Team 1:43.883 19 +4.253 194.584
21 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:44.100 14 +4.470 194.178
22 R. GONZALEZ VEN Marussia F1 Team 1:46.810 10 +7.180 189.251

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03 October


Preview to the Korean Grand Prix


Yeongam statistics
Length (km) 5.615
Average Speed (kph) 195
Top Speed (kph) 317
% of lap at full throttle 55
Fuel consumption per lap (kg) 2.70
Fuel consumption (l/100km) 68
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02 October


2013 Korean Grand Prix - Preview


Korea - 02/10/2013
Preview

The Korean Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 6 October at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam for the fourth time.
In the three Grands Prix so far, there have been more Safety Car periods (5) than race leaders (2, Vettel and Alonso)
The 2012 Korean Grand Prix featured just 34 overtaking manoeuvres, the second fewest of the season after Monaco
One third of the 18 corners at Yeongam are taken at below 100 kph - a higher figure than at the Hungaroring
Nico Rosberg
I like the layout of the Korea International Circuit very much. It's a good combination of long straights and hairpins where it is ideal to overtake. There is also a very fast flowing section with many linked corners round the back which is a big driving challenge. I hope we can achieve a strong team result in Korea to improve our position in the championship and we will all be pushing very hard to achieve this.
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