Williams still pushing for double points finishes

Williams still pushing for double points finishes

Japan on Sunday saw Pastor Maldonado finally score his first Formula 1 points since winning the Spanish Grand Prix in May. Since then, team-mate Bruno Senna has made the top ten on five occasions but, as Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan continues to stress, double points finishes remain the sole priority. Read more…

2012 Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Tuesday 9 October 2012

  2. Williams still pushing for double points finishes 10:37

    Williams still pushing for double points finishes

    Japan on Sunday saw Pastor Maldonado finally score his first Formula 1 points since winning the Spanish Grand Prix in May. Since then, team-mate Bruno Senna has…

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  3. Red Bull: New DDRS not the only winning factor 09:58

    Red Bull: New DDRS not the only winning factor

    Red Bull has dispelled claims that it only won the Japanese Grand Prix because of a new rear wing device which has improved the car’s straight-line speed.…

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  4. Grosjean making extra effort to avoid crashes 09:03

    Grosjean making extra effort to avoid crashes

    Since the Japanese Grand Prix, when Romain Grosjean was involved in another first-corner incident, the Franco-Swiss has reviewed the situation with his Lotus…

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  5. Schumacher hoping to see more Korean fans 08:43

    Schumacher hoping to see more Korean fans

    Following on from the packed Japanese Grand Prix, the crowd numbers of South Korea are expected to be the lowest of the Formula 1 season. Michael Schumacher…

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  6. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Suzuka incidents on-board

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  7. Monday 8 October 2012

  8. Grosjean apologised to Webber personally 13:55

    Grosjean apologised to Webber personally

    Romain Grosjean was labelled ‘nutcase’ by Mark Webber after the Lotus driver turned the Red Bull into a spin at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. The…

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  9. Maldonado relieved to end points drought 13:44

    Maldonado relieved to end points drought

    It was a reassured Pastor Maldonado that took the chequered flag in eighth position at Suzuka on Sunday. The collection of four points finally confirmed that…

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  10. Montezemolo to call Alonso after Suzuka 13:03

    Montezemolo to call Alonso after Suzuka

    Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has said that he will be telephoning Fernando Alonso following the Spaniard’s retirement from the Japanese Grand Prix.…

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  11. Kobayashi: Podium proves I’m an F1 driver 11:43

    Kobayashi: Podium proves I’m an F1 driver

    Kamui Kobayashi believes his Formula 1 career will now be viewed in a different light, having finished on the podium in his home Grand Prix. The Sauber driver…

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  12. Domenicali returns to Maranello for Ferrari regroup 10:55

    Domenicali returns to Maranello for Ferrari regroup

    Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali is returning to the team factory in Maranello between this week’s back-to-back Asian races of Japan and Korea. This…

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  13. Sunday 7 October 2012

  14. 23:59

    After Japan: Full championship standings

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  15. Räikkönen: No speed to do any better 11:43

    Räikkönen: No speed to do any better

    Kimi Räikkönen leaves Suzuka having out-scored championship rival Fernando Alonso after the latter retired from the race after contact between the two cars.…

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  16. 11:19

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday at Suzuka

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  17. Glock hit wheel nut in pit lane 11:18

    Glock hit wheel nut in pit lane

    Following a rocky Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, Marussia are still set to finish tenth in this year’s Constructors’ Championship. Following on from Timo…

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  18. Pérez ‘very sorry’ for early-race mistake 10:51

    Pérez ‘very sorry’ for early-race mistake

    Sergio Pérez has apologised to Sauber for spinning himself out of contention in the Japanese Grand Prix. Attempting to pass Lewis Hamilton, whom he will…

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  19. That’s one for the scrapbook, says Ricciardo 10:44

    That’s one for the scrapbook, says Ricciardo

    Daniel Ricciardo was all smiles after the Japanese Grand Prix, in which he picked up a second consecutive points finish and third in four races. Over the…

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  20. Mercedes fails to score at Suzuka 10:33

    Mercedes fails to score at Suzuka

    The Japanese Grand Prix was a bitterly disappointing affair for Mercedes-Benz. Nico Rosberg was hit by Bruno Senna and immediately removed from the race at Turn…

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  21. Di Resta left to lament clutch problem 10:26

    Di Resta left to lament clutch problem

    While Force India team-mate Nico Hülkenberg scored six points for seventh place in the Japanese Grand Prix, despite a five-place gearbox penalty, Paul di Resta…

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  22. McLaren hopes Red Bull can’t retain form 10:19

    McLaren hopes Red Bull can’t retain form

    Japan has witnessed Sebastian Vettel becoming the first repeat winner of the 2012 Formula 1 season, convincingly winning the Japanese Grand Prix as McLaren…

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  23. Massa rejuvenated after finishing on podium 10:11

    Massa rejuvenated after finishing on podium

    Felipe Massa’s podium finish in the Japanese Grand Prix has finally brought an end to a 36-race rostrum drought for the Brazilian. Having jumped both Kamui…

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  24. Webber angry and Grosjean tearful in Japan 10:06

    Webber angry and Grosjean tearful in Japan

    Mark Webber was left highly dissatisfied after being spun around by Romain Grosjean at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. From second on the grid, the Red…

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  25. Kobayashi admits he is driving for career 09:58

    Kobayashi admits he is driving for career

    Kamui Kobayashi’s Suzuka podium finish is the first for a Japanese driver in Formula 1 since Takuma Sato at Indianapolis in 2004. Following the race on…

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  26. Vettel aware that things can still change 09:44

    Vettel aware that things can still change

    Victory in Japan has marked Sebastian Vettel’s third race win from four starts at Suzuka. Sealing his third success of 2012 and becoming the first driver to…

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  27. Alonso blames Räikkönen for Turn 1 clash 09:37

    Alonso blames Räikkönen for Turn 1 clash

    Fernando Alonso’s title chances suffered a major blow at Suzuka, as the Spaniard retired on the first lap while Sebastian Vettel sealed a second consecutive…

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  28. 08:42

    Full Japanese Grand Prix results

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  29. Vettel wins as Alonso retires at Suzuka 08:40

    Vettel wins as Alonso retires at Suzuka

    Sebastian Vettel has taken one of the most crucial victories of his Formula 1 career, winning the Japanese Grand Prix as championship leader Fernando Alonso…

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  30. Saturday 6 October 2012

  31. 10:39

    Japanese GP: Post-penalty starting order

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  32. Vettel reprimanded for Alonso incident 10:38

    Vettel reprimanded for Alonso incident

    Suzuka pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel has received an official reprimand from stewards for allegedly holding up Fernando Alonso in qualifying on…

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  33. 09:49

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday at Suzuka

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  34. Hülkenberg optimistic despite gearbox penalty 09:48

    Hülkenberg optimistic despite gearbox penalty

    Nico Hülkenberg will start 15th at Suzuka, taking a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change. Despite a crash in final practice on Saturday morning, which…

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  35. Schumacher says Hamilton slowed him down 09:25

    Schumacher says Hamilton slowed him down

    Michael Schumacher has claimed that he was compromised by Lewis Hamilton en route to a Q2 knock-out in Japan. The seven-time World Champion, eight times a…

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  36. Alonso reckons fourth was possible 09:11

    Alonso reckons fourth was possible

    Fernando Alonso could only ponder what might have been after qualifying at Suzuka, with the Ferrari driver having been one of the chief losers in the Kimi…

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  37. Kobayashi: I backed off on final lap 08:53

    Kobayashi: I backed off on final lap

    Kamui Kobayashi is adamant that he does not deserve a penalty after qualifying at Suzuka. The local favourite was delighted with his performance, managing third…

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  38. Vergne handed three-place drop for Senna block 08:43

    Vergne handed three-place drop for Senna block

    Suzuka stewards have given Jean-Éric Vergne a three-place grid penalty for holding up Bruno Senna at the end of Q1. The Toro Rosso driver, who claimed to have…

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  39. Pic fined after Hamilton practice incident 08:24

    Pic fined after Hamilton practice incident

    Marussia’s Charles Pic has received an official reprimand from FIA race stewards after nearly causing an accident in final practice for the Japanese Grand…

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  40. McLaren duo admits pain over qualifying result 08:12

    McLaren duo admits pain over qualifying result

    Saturday’s qualifying session at Suzuka did not deliver the desired result for McLaren. Jenson Button was left to lament a five-place gearbox penalty as Lewis…

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  41. Senna fuming over Vergne’s Q1 block 07:55

    Senna fuming over Vergne’s Q1 block

    Bruno Senna’s Suzuka qualifying session ended at the earliest possible point: the end of Q1. The Williams driver is knocked out at the first hurdle for the…

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  42. 07:11

    Japanese GP: Full Qualifying results

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  43. Vettel heads first Red Bull front row of 2012 07:08

    Vettel heads first Red Bull front row of 2012

    Sebastian Vettel has claimed his fourth consecutive Japanese Grand Prix pole position. Never beaten in qualifying at Suzuka, the German edged out team-mate Mark…

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  44. Pirelli to change tyre operating windows for 2013 05:11

    Pirelli to change tyre operating windows for 2013

    Sole F1 tyre supplier Pirelli says it will change almost all of its compounds ahead of the 2013 season. Since the start of this year, teams have complained that…

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  45. Räikkönen’s title assault looking shaky 04:41

    Räikkönen’s title assault looking shaky

    Things appear to be sliding downhill rapidly for Kimi Räikkönen, who suffered another frustrating practice session at Suzuka on Saturday morning. With…

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  46. 04:10

    Japanese GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  47. Vettel tops final practice at Suzuka 04:09

    Vettel tops final practice at Suzuka

    Sebastian Vettel has led a Red Bull one-two in final practice ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. As the German headed Mark Webber, Felipe Massa managed third for…

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  48. 00:00

    Video of the Day: Hamilton's reaction to Day 1

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  49. Friday 5 October 2012

  50. 09:34

    Latest F1 photos: Friday at Suzuka

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  51. Di Resta left to lament costly crash 09:33

    Di Resta left to lament costly crash

    Just five minutes into Friday afternoon’s crucial second practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, Paul di Resta heavily damaged his Force India at…

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  52. McLaren drivers expecting ultra-close qualifying 09:23

    McLaren drivers expecting ultra-close qualifying

    McLaren finished Friday second and seventh quickest at Suzuka, but both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are suspected to have carried significant fuel loads.…

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  53. Vettel aims to dial out car twitchiness 09:01

    Vettel aims to dial out car twitchiness

    Sebastian Vettel was somewhat squeamish as Friday free practice came to a close at Suzuka, ending the day third on the timesheets but unhappy with his car’s…

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  54. Ferrari stresses it must improve wind tunnel 08:55

    Ferrari stresses it must improve wind tunnel

    Stefano Domenicali has admitted his worries over the Ferrari wind tunnel, which has been known to have problems over the past two years. At Suzuka on Friday…

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  55. Kobayashi: Too early to judge new parts 08:48

    Kobayashi: Too early to judge new parts

    Sauber ran several new components as Friday practice took place ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. As the only home driver in the field, Kamui Kobayashi ended…

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  56. Webber expecting tight contest at Suzuka 08:28

    Webber expecting tight contest at Suzuka

    Mark Webber may have topped Friday practice in Japan, but the Australian does not believe Red Bull or any other team will have an easy job in Sunday’s race.…

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  57. 07:56

    Japanese GP: Full Practice 2 results

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  58. Webber tops dramatic second practice in Japan 07:39

    Webber tops dramatic second practice in Japan

    Red Bull’s Mark Webber led the way as Formula 1 practice continued at Suzuka on Friday afternoon. The Australian edged out Lewis Hamilton and team-mate…

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  59. Telmex stays with Sauber despite Pérez exit 04:59

    Telmex stays with Sauber despite Pérez exit

    Sauber has renewed its sponsorship deal with Mexican telecommunications giant Telmex, despite the driver heading off to McLaren for the 2013 F1 season. The…

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  60. Venezuelan election could sway Maldonado’s career 04:27

    Venezuelan election could sway Maldonado’s career

    A political swing in Venezuela could decide whether or not Pastor Maldonado remains with Williams in Formula 1 next year. That is the latest feeling coming out…

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  61. Grosjean: It’s logical to help Kimi win 04:17

    Grosjean: It’s logical to help Kimi win

    Romain Grosjean has no qualms at all in helping Kimi Räikkönen to try and win this year’s world drivers’ title. The Frenchman will be instructed to allow…

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  62. 03:40

    Japanese GP: Full Practice 1 results

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  63. Button leads McLaren 1-2 in first Suzuka practice 03:35

    Button leads McLaren 1-2 in first Suzuka practice

    Jenson Button topped the timesheets for opening practice ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, leading the way from McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton. As the track…

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  64. Hamilton: I’m not replacing Schumacher 02:15

    Hamilton: I’m not replacing Schumacher

    Although Michael Schumacher makes way for Lewis Hamilton when the 2008 Champion switches from McLaren to Mercedes next year, the latter does not view himself as…

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  65. Maybe Pérez signing has helped, Massa admits 00:00

    Maybe Pérez signing has helped, Massa admits

    Felipe Massa admits that Sergio Pérez moving to McLaren might be a large contributing factor when it comes to keeping his own Ferrari seat in 2013. Until…

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