Post-Suzuka interview with Williams' Mark Gillan

Post-Suzuka interview with Williams' Mark Gillan

Williams suffered another trying afternoon at Suzuka on Sunday, with Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello struggling to 14th and 17th places. Mark Gillan, at his first race under the role of Chief Operations Engineer, shares his view of events. Read more…

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  1. Tuesday 11 October 2011

  2. Post-Suzuka interview with Williams’ Mark Gillan 05:00

    Post-Suzuka interview with Williams’ Mark Gillan

    Williams suffered another trying afternoon at Suzuka on Sunday, with Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello struggling to 14th and 17th places. Mark...

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  3. Monday 10 October 2011

  4. Sebastian Vettel: Back-to-back World Champion 11:03

    Sebastian Vettel: Back-to-back World Champion

    Formula 1 is celebrating its ninth back-to-back title winner on Monday, with Sebastian Vettel having finished third in the Japanese Grand Prix. The...

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  5. Toro Rosso fined €5,000 for loose wheel 09:34

    Toro Rosso fined €5,000 for loose wheel

    Toro Rosso has been fined €5,000 (£4,300) by FIA race stewards at Suzuka after Sébastien Buemi’s right-front wheel was not properly attached at his sole pit-...

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  6. 09:17

    Video: Vettel performs donut at Suzuka

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  7. Lauda: Vettel can beat Schumacher’s seven 09:14

    Lauda: Vettel can beat Schumacher’s seven

    Niki Lauda, World Champion of 1975, 1977 and 1984, believes – given the right circumstances – that new title winner Sebastian Vettel could easily better Mic...

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  8. Sunday 9 October 2011

  9. 14:00

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday at Suzuka

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  10. Webber applauds team-mate Vettel 13:57

    Webber applauds team-mate Vettel

    Mark Webber was full of praise for fellow Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel at Suzuka this afternoon, with the latter becoming the youngest ever double World...

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  11. Hamilton apologises for Massa contact 11:48

    Hamilton apologises for Massa contact

    McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has apologised to Felipe Massa for their contact during this afternoon’s Japanese Grand Prix, with the pair coming together on...

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  12. Mixed day for Sauber duo at Suzuka 11:41

    Mixed day for Sauber duo at Suzuka

    Sauber drivers Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi had vastly differing Sunday afternoon’s at Suzuka, with the former securing his fourth points finish of the s...

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  13. Rosberg delighted with 13-place rise 10:26

    Rosberg delighted with 13-place rise

    Nico Rosberg made up some 13 positions in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix, storming through from the back row of the grid – after hydraulics problems on Sat...

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  14. Schumacher ‘proud’ of double Champion Vettel 10:19

    Schumacher ‘proud’ of double Champion Vettel

    Michael Schumacher has declared himself ‘proud’ of compatriot Sebastian Vettel’s second F1 championship title on Sunday. The Red Bull driver, already the you...

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  15. Podium finish fantastic for Ferrari, says Alonso 09:56

    Podium finish fantastic for Ferrari, says Alonso

    Fernando Alonso has hailed his second place finish as ‘fantastic’ at Suzuka, with the Spaniard having chased Jenson Button and moved to within one second bef...

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  16. Champion Vettel: Difficult to know where to start 09:36

    Champion Vettel: Difficult to know where to start

    Sebastian Vettel has joined an elite band of drivers at Suzuka. In convincingly wrapping up the 2011 crown five races before the end of the season, his name...

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  17. Button praises 'impeccable' McLaren 09:25

    Button praises 'impeccable' McLaren

    Jenson Button has heaped praise on his McLaren squad after securing his third victory of the season at Suzuka on Sunday afternoon, ultimately crossing the...

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  18. 08:42

    Full Japanese Grand Prix results

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  19. Button wins and Vettel becomes Champion at Suzuka 08:38

    Button wins and Vettel becomes Champion at Suzuka

    Jenson Button is celebrating his first dry McLaren victory after a respectable and controlled drive in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. As Fernando Alonso a...

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  20. 00:00

    Japanese Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  21. Saturday 8 October 2011

  22. 13:35

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at Suzuka

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  23. Kobayashi promoted to seventh place 13:34

    Kobayashi promoted to seventh place

    Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi will start tomorrow afternoon's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka from seventh place, having been promoted to the spot from tenth on...

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  24. Force India duo upbeat despite Q2 exit 11:00

    Force India duo upbeat despite Q2 exit

    Force India drivers Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta have refused to dwell on their early qualifying exits at Suzuka on Saturday afternoon, with the pair...

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  25. Barrichello praises team for setup changes 10:51

    Barrichello praises team for setup changes

    Rubens Barrichello hailed a series of last minute setup changes by his Williams squad at Suzuka this afternoon, with the Brazilian having been struggling...

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  26. Top ten result delights Kobayashi 09:42

    Top ten result delights Kobayashi

    Kamui Kobayashi was left in high spirits following Saturday's qualifying session at Suzuka, with the Japanese driver making it through to Q3 on home soil....

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  27. Webber shocked to qualify sixth fastest 09:33

    Webber shocked to qualify sixth fastest

    Mark Webber has admitted that he was extremely bemused to finish sixth fastest at Suzuka on Saturday, being unable to find the pace to match Red Bull...

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  28. Massa: At least Webber is behind us 09:21

    Massa: At least Webber is behind us

    Felipe Massa took a small amount of satisfaction from this afternoon’s qualifying session at Suzuka, admitting that outpacing Red Bull’s Mark Webber was a po...

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  29. Alonso 'not surprised' by qualifying result 09:13

    Alonso 'not surprised' by qualifying result

    Ferrari man Fernando Alonso says his grid position for Sunday afternoon’s Japanese Grand Prix was somewhat expected, with the session being predominantly c...

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  30. Button: I got everything out of the car 08:59

    Button: I got everything out of the car

    Jenson Button was highly pleased with his qualifying effort at Suzuka on Saturday, despite missing out on a first non-Red Bull pole position of the season...

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  31. Buemi annoyed but Alguersuari upbeat 08:50

    Buemi annoyed but Alguersuari upbeat

    After demonstrating strong performances throughout practice, Toro Rosso were left lamenting positions 15 and 16 for Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari...

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  32. Vettel: I’m still not focusing on the title 07:51

    Vettel: I’m still not focusing on the title

    Sebastian Vettel moved ever closer to a predictable second world title win in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix by sealing pole position. As Lewis Hamilton f...

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  33. ‘It was a bit stupid at the chicane’ – Schumacher 07:40

    ‘It was a bit stupid at the chicane’ – Schumacher

    ‘Stupid’ was the way Michael Schumacher described Lewis Hamilton’s tactics at the end of qualifying in Japan on Saturday. With the McLaren driver lifting off...

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  34. Hamilton: I could have fought for pole 07:24

    Hamilton: I could have fought for pole

    Lewis Hamilton, despite not admitting an error after Japanese Grand Prix qualifying, has admitted that he lost an opportunity to seize pole position. Since...

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  35. 07:10

    Japanese GP: Full Qualifying results

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  36. Vettel grabs surprising pole position at Suzuka 07:09

    Vettel grabs surprising pole position at Suzuka

    Despite his domination of 2011, Sebastian Vettel has clinched a somewhat surprising pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton was f...

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  37. Rosberg still hoping for points from back of grid 06:50

    Rosberg still hoping for points from back of grid

    Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes will start the Japanese Grand Prix from 23rd on the grid, having been stuck in his garage in Q1 due to hydraulics problems. Despite t...

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  38. Senna grateful for support after morning crash 04:18

    Senna grateful for support after morning crash

    Bruno Senna’s Suzuka weekend suffered a setback before qualifying on Saturday morning as the Brazilian endured a sizeable accident on the exit of Spoon C...

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  39. 04:11

    Japanese GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  40. Button still quickest in final Suzuka practice 04:06

    Button still quickest in final Suzuka practice

    Jenson Button headed a McLaren one-two in final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday morning, confirming that the 2009 Champion has topped all...

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  41. Friday 7 October 2011

  42. 23:59

    Latest F1 photos: Friday at Suzuka

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  43. Schumacher fined as others escape penalties 23:58

    Schumacher fined as others escape penalties

    Michael Schumacher was fined €5,000 (£4,300) by FIA race stewards following Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver, when heading fo...

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  44. McLaren optimistic after topping first sessions 11:45

    McLaren optimistic after topping first sessions

    Both Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were in positive mood following the opening two practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix, with this applying to...

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  45. Trulli happier after more power steering changes 10:02

    Trulli happier after more power steering changes

    Having struggled with Lotus’ power steering for the majority of the 2011 season, Jarno Trulli was pleased with the new system which was put in place from t...

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  46. Alonso: It won’t be easy to fight up front 09:51

    Alonso: It won’t be easy to fight up front

    Fernando Alonso has openly admitted that Ferrari appear to be in the same position they were at the Singapore Grand Prix, in terms of raw car pace at...

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  47. Mallya denies Force India sale rumours 09:42

    Mallya denies Force India sale rumours

    Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and CEO of Force India F1, has rapidly moved to silence any rumours that he is planning to sell the Silverstone-based team. The...

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  48. Webber expecting more DRS-related incidents 09:33

    Webber expecting more DRS-related incidents

    Mark Webber believes the Drag Reduction System (DRS) could cause a number of problems for drivers over the remainder of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend. On...

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  49. Toro Rosso drivers hail promising Friday 09:22

    Toro Rosso drivers hail promising Friday

    Both Sébastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari were pleased to take their Toro Rossos to eventual tenth and eleventh places on the timesheets in Japan on F...

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  50. Williams bemoans ‘difficult’ start to weekend 09:07

    Williams bemoans ‘difficult’ start to weekend

    Williams look likely to lose a car in Q1 qualifying at Suzuka after both Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello lost significant amounts of practice time...

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  51. Kobayashi pleased with Sauber upgrades 09:00

    Kobayashi pleased with Sauber upgrades

    Sauber is relying on a significantly updated car at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, with local favourite Kamui Kobayashi having ended practice in 16th p...

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  52. ‘Mercedes not perfect match with Suzuka’ 08:54

    ‘Mercedes not perfect match with Suzuka’

    Michael Schumacher admits that Mercedes are likely to face another tough weekend at the Japanese Grand Prix. Although the six-time Suzuka winner led...

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  53. Vettel: Crash was a reminder about championship 08:45

    Vettel: Crash was a reminder about championship

    Sebastian Vettel has said his Friday morning accident at Suzuka came as a warning not to think about sealing the World Championship title this weekend. The...

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  54. 07:55

    Japanese GP: Full Practice 2 results

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  55. Button still on top after second Suzuka practice 07:36

    Button still on top after second Suzuka practice

    After topping the timesheets at Suzuka this morning, McLaren’s Jenson Button has remained quickest in the Friday afternoon practice session for the Japanese...

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  56. Williams stopped Maldonado as safety measure 04:15

    Williams stopped Maldonado as safety measure

    Williams has verified to GPUpdate.net that Pastor Maldonado’s off-track excursion caused what was initially believed to be a car problem during first p...

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  57. 03:57

    Japanese GP: Full Practice 1 results

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  58. Button tops Suzuka practice as Vettel crashes 03:38

    Button tops Suzuka practice as Vettel crashes

    Jenson Button led a McLaren one-two in Friday’s first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix. As the 2009 title winner improved his lap time when the c...

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  59. Lotus reverts to previous power steering for Japan 01:21

    Lotus reverts to previous power steering for Japan

    Lotus has been forced to use an older specification of its power steering for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix in order to withstand the added stresses of...

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  60. 00:00

    Video: Pre-Suzuka feelings from Sauber duo

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  61. Thursday 6 October 2011

  62. 15:56

    Latest F1 photos: Thursday at Suzuka

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  63. Button: Only Vettel thinks I can still win 15:55

    Button: Only Vettel thinks I can still win

    An amused Jenson Button has described how only Sebastian Vettel appears to believe that he still has a chance of overhauling the German for a second world...

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  64. Vettel still focussing on race victory 13:46

    Vettel still focussing on race victory

    Sebastian Vettel has continued to repeat that he will only target race victory at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, as opposed to a secure drive in order t...

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  65. Suzuka weather update: Rain chance slim 12:41

    Suzuka weather update: Rain chance slim

    Light rain could affect Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix, although the majority of local and international weather forecasters are predicting an all-dry event a...

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  66. 09:54

    Suzuka Memories: Senna and Prost clash again, 1990

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