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    Formula 1 - Korean GP Race Results

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    Formula 1 - Suzuka, Japan

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    Formula 1 - Suzuka Practice I

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    Mercedes head eventful first session at Suzuka

    Mercedes were comfortably quickest in the first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton over six-tenths of a second faster than the next team.

    Nico Rosberg made it a one-two for Mercedes followed by Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull.

    There was little to separate the two RB9s, Vettel less than two-hundredths of a second faster than Mark Webber.

    The Ferraris and Lotuses were next, Romain Grosjean having gone off at Spoon Curve earlier in the session as he struggled with rear instability.

    Other drivers had more serious problems. Jules Bianchi’s first session at Suzuka lasted just half an hour.

    The Marussia driver went off at Degner 2 on his ninth lap, the car flicking to oversteer at the apex. Bianchi applied opposite lock but found his arm was jammed against the side of the cockpit as he tried to straighten the car. That sent him into the barrier, damaging the front-left corner.

    Later in the session Bianchi’s damaged Marussia was joined by Giedo van der Garde’s car. The Caterham driver locked his brakes at the same corner and came to a stop in the gravel trap just shy of the barrier.

    At the same time Pastor Maldonado had an unusual failure at Spoon Curve. His left-rear wheel came loose which pitched him into a spin, after which it came off completely.

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    Formula 1 - Suzuka Practice II

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    Vettel heads second practice as rivals hit trouble
    Sebastian Vettel led second practice as several other drivers had spins and crashes during the session.

    Team mate Mark Webber made it a Red Bull one-two on Friday afternoon at Suzuka despite twice being held up by Force Indias.

    Mercedes, quickest in the first session, could only manage third-best time with Nico Rosberg. The two Lotuses were next, Romain Grosjean behind Kimi Raikkonen after making a mistake at Degner 2 on his first flying lap.

    Just 21 cars participated as Jules Bianchi was unable to participate following his crash in the first session.

    Within the first half hour two drivers had joined Bianchi on the sidelines. Pastor Maldonado went off at Degner 2 as the Marussia driver had done and become stuck in the gravel.

    The next driver to crash was Sergio Perez. The McLaren driver lost control of his car on the way into Spoon, making heavy contact with the barrier.

    Several other drivers lost control without hitting anything. Alonso ended up pointing in the wrong direction at Degner 2 after hitting the kerb in the preceding corner and spinning. That cost him his best run on the medium tyre.

    Raikkonen’s session came to an end early in his long run when he spun into a gravel trap at Dunlop corner and was unable to rejoin the circuit.

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    Formula 1 - Practice III

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    Webber on top as Vettel hits trouble

    Mark Webber was quickest in the final practice session for Red Bull, a tenth of a second faster than Lewis Hamilton.

    However Sebastian Vettel was unable to complete a qualifying simulation on the softer medium tyres at the end of the session due to a KERS problem on his car.

    The two Mercedes drivers were next-quickest, Hamilton beating Webber’s first sector time with his final run.

    Romain Grosjean was fourth despite having done his medium-tyre lap earlier in the session. Lotus pursued a different arrangement for practice with Kimi Raikkonen doing high-fuel running at the end of practice having been unable to do so yesterday.

    The Ferraris were fifth and sixth with Jenson Button’s McLaren almost matching their pace on the medium tyre.

    Adrian Sutil was the latest driver to fall victim to the demanding Suzuka course. The Force India driver lost control of his car at the exit of Spoon Curve and knocked his front nose off on the barrier at the inside of the corner.

    That bend posed problems for several drivers including both the Ferrari pilots who were visibly struggling with oversteer at the exit. A change in wind direction meant drivers now had a tailwind to contend with there and on the pit straight.

    Lap times improved by almost two seconds compared with yesterday. Hamilton noted during the session the track was now offering “more grip”.

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    Formula 1 - Qualifying Grid

    Webber Tops in Qualifying

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    Formula 1 - Japanese GP Race Results

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    Formula 1 - Japanese GP Pictures

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    Jenson Button sported a crash helmet with a sumo wrestler for the Japanese Grand Prix weekend.

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    Adrian Sutil gets a reminder which of Suzuka’s many challenging bends is coming up next. Degner was once a long, continuous curve but before F1 first visited Suzuka it was change into a pair of right-handers. It lost little of its challenge, however.

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    The first part of qualifying was red-flagged after Jean-Eric Vergne drove out of the pits with both rear brakes locked, which promptly caught fire. Lewis Hamilton keeps an eye on the marshals’ progress extinguishing the blaze.

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    Mark Webber seized his opportunity to claim his first pole position in almost a year on Saturday.

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    The Ferrari drivers ran nose-to-tail in the early stages as Felipe Massa ignored instructions to let Fernando Alonso overtake him. His team mate eventually found his own way past.

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    More intra-team disharmony: this time at Williams, where Valtteri Bottas was unimpressed after Pastor Maldonado elbowed him aside for 16th place on the last lap.

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    Sebastian Vettel celebrated his fourth win at Suzuka in five years in front of the crowd after darkness fell at the track.
     
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    Formula 1 - Indian GP Buddh Circuit

    Buddh International Circuit

    The Buddh International Circuit joined the Formula One calendar in 2011 when it held the first Indian Grand Prix. The purpose-built facility is on the outskirts of New Delhi.

    Its opening sector is mainly composed of long straights with some changes of gradient and wide corner entries designed to encourage overtaking.

    The final part of the lap features a sequence of medium-to-high speed corners including a distinctive long, looping right-hander in full view of a large grandstand.

    Buddh International Circuit holds its third race in 2013 however it will not be on the 2014 F1 calendar.

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    Alonso to celebrate points record on Indian GP helmet

    Fernando Alonso will mark his record F1 points tally with a special helmet design for the Indian Grand Prix.

    Alonso became F1′s all-time highest points scorer at the Japanese Grand Prix, reaching a tally of 1,571 points, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s previous record of 1,566.

    The two totals don’t bear direct comparison as the value of different finishing positions has changed many times in F1 history. For example a win was originally value at eight points, Schumacher scored ten for each of his 91 victories, and 25 points has been given to race winners since 2010.

    Alonso’s helmet also carries a message of thanks to his fans in English, French and Italian.

    “To see my name leading the points record for a sport like Formula One is something I never imagined,” said Alonso after claiming the record in Japan. “Thanks to everyone!”

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    India's Supreme Court agreed today to hear a petition seeking the cancellation of this weekend's Indian Grand Prix because organisers have allegedly not paid entertainment taxes for the 2012 event, NDTV said on Thursday.

    That ruling came in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by campaigner Amit Kumar, who is also behind today's petition seeking the cancellation of the race on Sunday.

    In 2011, Kumar successfully argued that Formula One was entertainment, not sport, and should not benefit from tax exemptions granted by the state of Uttar Pradesh.

    The Indian Grand Prix will be held at Buddh International Circuit in Delhi on October 27.
    Read more: Supreme Court to hear demand to cancel 2013 Indian grand Prix - News - Society - Russian Radio
     
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