2006 Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix
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  1. Tuesday 10 October 2006

  2. Overheating caused Albers' problems 18:05

    Overheating caused Albers' problems

    At the Japanese Grand Prix we saw Spyker MF1 driver Christijan Albers suddenly spin halfway into the race. The Dutchman's suspension broke and finished his race…

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  3. Howett: We should have fought harder 15:37

    Howett: We should have fought harder

    Toyota team boss John Howett believes the team should have worked harder in Japan to finish fourth and fifth instead of sixth and seventh. Toyota is currently…

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  4. Monday 9 October 2006

  5. Ecclestone doesn't rule out return to Suzuka 12:50

    Ecclestone doesn't rule out return to Suzuka

    On Sunday we've witnessed the 20th and for now last Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. Next year Formula 1 will travel to the Toyota owned Fuji Speedway. Bernie…

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  6. Sunday 8 October 2006

  7. 12:00

    Photos - Sunday at Suzuka

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  8. Raikkonen fights to fifth for Mclaren 11:45

    Raikkonen fights to fifth for Mclaren

    Kimi Raikkonen finished fifth in today's 53-lap Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. Pedro de la Rosa crossed the line in 11th place. Both drivers were on a two-stop…

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  9. Ferrari counts cost of engine blow 11:40

    Ferrari counts cost of engine blow

    Ferrari was left to count the cost of Michael Schumacher's engine failure at the Japanese Grand Prix. The German slipped ten points behind Alonso while team…

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  10. Renault enjoys unexpected spoils 11:35

    Renault enjoys unexpected spoils

    The Renault F1 Team took its second double podium finish in seven days during this afternoon's Japanese Grand Prix. In the space of that week, fortune's wheel…

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  11. Suzuka fright for Spyker 11:23

    Suzuka fright for Spyker

    The 2006 Japanese Grand Prix brought to an end what had been a promising weekend for the Spyker MF1 Team. After a great qualifying session and early speed in…

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  12. Toyota closes in on fifth in constructors 11:19

    Toyota closes in on fifth in constructors

    Toyota has secured a double points finish at today's Japanese Grand Prix after Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher took the flag in 6th and 7th places…

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  13. Honda happy with fourth at home 11:04

    Honda happy with fourth at home

    Jenson Button ended the Japanese Grand Prix in a strong fourth position today, securing five points in the Honda Racing F1 Team's home race in front of a…

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  14. Toro Rosso in a spin at Suzuka 10:55

    Toro Rosso in a spin at Suzuka

    Scuderia Toro Rosso's Tonio Liuzzi suffered a 360-degree spin at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix and on his way to fourteenth. Team mate Scott Speed spun…

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  15. Heidfeld makes point for BMW 10:51

    Heidfeld makes point for BMW

    Nick Heidfeld scored another championship point in the Japanese Grand Prix. He finished eighth in Suzuka, just fractions of a second ahead of his team mate…

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  16. Williams hopes for more from Brazil 10:40

    Williams hopes for more from Brazil

    WilliamsF1 leaves Suzuka hoping for more from the final race of the season in Brazil after Nico Rosberg finished the Japanese Grand Prix tenth and Mark Webber…

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  17. Red Bull concludes dismal weekend 10:30

    Red Bull concludes dismal weekend

    Red Bull Racing crowned a dismal weekend in Japan with thirteenth place for Doornbos while David Coulthard retires with gearbox problems. "I had to retire my…

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  18. Schumi: title is lost 10:16

    Schumi: title is lost

    Michael Schumacher was philosophical as he faced up to his Japanese Grand Prix loss. His first engine failure since 2000 cost the Ferrari driver ten points in…

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  19. Alonso surprised by his own pace 10:10

    Alonso surprised by his own pace

    A jubilant Fernando Alonso said he was surprised by his own pace after a determined drive at Suzuka. Alonso worked his way up from fifth on the grid to second…

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  20. Race was lost in first stint - Massa 09:55

    Race was lost in first stint - Massa

    Felipe Massa claimed his chances of winning the Japanese Grand Prix or finishing ahead of Alonso were shot in the first stint of the race when he was forced to…

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  21. Tearful Fisichella dedicates third place 09:42

    Tearful Fisichella dedicates third place

    A tearful Fisichella stood on the Suzuka podium after finishing third in today's Japanese Grand Prix. He later revealed that the tears were for his best friend…

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  22. Albers 'felt vibrations' 09:37

    Albers 'felt vibrations'

    Christijan Albers felt strange vibrations in the cockpit of his Spyker MF1 car until eventually his driveshaft failed in dramatic fashion on lap 21. The rear…

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  23. Alonso steals title stranglehold 09:21

    Alonso steals title stranglehold

    Fernando Alonso took a championship stranglehold fighting up from fifth on the grid to take victory in the Japanese Grand Prix from Felipe Massa and Giancarlo…

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  24. Saturday 7 October 2006

  25. Bittersweet qualifying for Spyker 13:20

    Bittersweet qualifying for Spyker

    Qualifying at Suzuka turned out to be a bitter sweet day for the Spyker MF1 Team as problems encountered by Tiago Monteiro within the opening minutes of the…

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  26. McLaren gets tyre choice wrong 12:45

    McLaren gets tyre choice wrong

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro de la Rosa will line up 11th and 13th on the grid for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix. Kimi's time of 1:30.827…

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  27. Ferrari savours front row 12:25

    Ferrari savours front row

    Sixth pole of the season for Ferrari, following on from those in Sakhir, Imola, Indianapolis, Magny-Cours and Istanbul, the second for Felipe Massa. For the…

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  28. Fourth row for Honda 12:12

    Fourth row for Honda

    The Honda Racing F1 Team's home crowd will see Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello line up on the 4th row of the grid at Suzuka tomorrow after they qualified…

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  29. Mixed feelings at BMW 12:01

    Mixed feelings at BMW

    It was mixed fortunes for the BMW Sauber F1 Team in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld has qualified in the top ten for the ninth time this…

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  30. Renault drivers not worried yet 11:59

    Renault drivers not worried yet

    The Renault F1 Team qualified fifth and sixth for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix this afternoon in Suzuka, with World Champion Fernando Alonso ahead of his…

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  31. Super Aguri drivers hoped for more 11:45

    Super Aguri drivers hoped for more

    Warm temperatures and dry conditions were welcomed by fans all around the Suzuka Circuit today. However, on track, the Super Aguri team had a difficult day.…

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  32. 11:27

    Photos - Saturday at Suzuka

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  33. Toyota's best qualifying of the season 11:25

    Toyota's best qualifying of the season

    Panasonic Toyota Racing is celebrating its best qualifying performance of the season after Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli secured the second row of the grid…

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  34. Williams gets one car in top 10 11:19

    Williams gets one car in top 10

    WilliamsF1 driver Nico Rosberg showed a strong performance in today's Japanese Grand Prix qualifying session. Rosberg qualified himself in tenth, while Mark…

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  35. Difficult qualifying for Red Bull drivers 10:26

    Difficult qualifying for Red Bull drivers

    Red Bull drivers David Coulthard weren't having their best qualifying session. Both drivers were kicked out of the first knock-out round in qualifying today.…

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  36. Briatore slams 'little kid Massa' 10:04

    Briatore slams 'little kid Massa'

    Renault F1 team boss Flavio Briatore has hit out at Ferrari's Felipe Massa. Briatore believes Massa was deliberately slowing down Alonso in the final qualifying…

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  37. Ferrari front row at Suzuka 09:05

    Ferrari front row at Suzuka

    Felipe Massa took pole position at Suzuka for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix and tema mate Michael Schumacher completed an all Ferrari front row. Fernando…

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  38. Schumacher on top on Saturday morning 06:06

    Schumacher on top on Saturday morning

    Micahel Schumacher was on top in Saturday morning's one-hour practice session, setting a dominant pace of 1m30.653s in dry conditions to finish 1.2s clear or…

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  39. Friday 6 October 2006

  40. Difficult home debut for Aguris 13:10

    Difficult home debut for Aguris

    The Super Aguri team took to a wet Suzuka track today to commence its challenge on the 2006 Japanese Grand Prix. There were only eleven participants during the…

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  41. 13:00

    Photos - Friday at Suzuka

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  42. McLaren make most of dry moments 11:07

    McLaren make most of dry moments

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Kimi Raikkonen set the eighth and 10th fastest times respectively in today's second free practice session for the…

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  43. Honda happy with Friday progress 11:05

    Honda happy with Friday progress

    Free practice for the Honda team's home Grand Prix in Japan kicked off in damp conditions today, with the Suzuka circuit officially declared wet for both…

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  44. Toyota happy with Suzuka start 10:55

    Toyota happy with Suzuka start

    Toyota began preparations for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix under grey clouds on a damp Friday of practice at Suzuka. A wet track disrupted first practice for…

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  45. Ferrari strong at Suzuka 10:48

    Ferrari strong at Suzuka

    Ferrari was on good form on Friday at a wet Suzuka with Felipe Massa second quickest and Michael Schumacher finishing the day third. "This Friday was affected…

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  46. Spyker gets to grips with wet Suzuka 10:33

    Spyker gets to grips with wet Suzuka

    The Spyker MF1 team got to grips with a web Suzuka circuit today. Tiago Monteiro finished the day 23rd, Albers was 16th and new third driver Sutil was…

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  47. BMW happy with Friday practice 10:20

    BMW happy with Friday practice

    The weather conditions for the first day of practice in Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix started with heavy rain and ended with a drying track and sunshine.…

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  48. Williams gets to grips with changing conditions 10:08

    Williams gets to grips with changing conditions

    Williams spent Friday getting to grips with the changeable conditions at Suzuka. Wurz did most of the team's running as usual finishing 17th while Webber and…

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  49. Quiet Friday at Red Bull 10:01

    Quiet Friday at Red Bull

    Red Bull Racing's drivers struggled in the wet conditions at Suzuka today. While third driver Michael Ammermueller eventually went twelfth, David Coulthard and…

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  50. Renault shines in final moments 09:49

    Renault shines in final moments

    After completing just a single installation lap each during the morning session, Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella completed five and eight laps…

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  51. Fisichella fastest as track dries 09:14

    Fisichella fastest as track dries

    Giancarlo Fisichella set the fastest time in Friday's second free practice session. The Renault driver finished just ahead of Ferrari's Felipe Massa and Michael…

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  52. Davidson fastest at wet Suzuka track 07:31

    Davidson fastest at wet Suzuka track

    In Friday's first practice Anthony Davidson was the fastest man out in the wet. The Honda test driver set a time of 1.45.349 and was seven tenths of a second…

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  53. Thursday 5 October 2006

  54. Albers looking forward to Japanese Grand Prix 14:56

    Albers looking forward to Japanese Grand Prix

    Christijan Albers is ready to go for the Grand Prix at Suzuka. It will be his second time he visits Japan to race and the Dutchman did not forget the…

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  55. 11:43

    Photos - Thursday at Suzuka

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  56. Wednesday 4 October 2006

  57. 14:42

    Photos - Preparations at Suzuka

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  58. Tuesday 3 October 2006

  59. Bridgestone set for home Grand Prix 05:41

    Bridgestone set for home Grand Prix

    After Sunday's thrilling Chinese Grand Prix victory by Michael Schumacher, which saw the seven time world champion draw ahead in the drivers' championship for…

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  60. Sunday 1 October 2006

  61. Schumacher takes championship lead in China 10:36

    Schumacher takes championship lead in China

    Michael Schumacher scooped his seventh win of the season, his first points in the Chinese Grand Prix ever, and crucially the lead in the drivers' championship…

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  62. Tuesday 14 March 2006

  63. Fuji to host Japanese Grand Prix in 2007 17:04

    Fuji to host Japanese Grand Prix in 2007

    According to the Japanese media in 2007 the Japanese Grand Prix won't be at Suzuka, but at the Fuji Speedway. Bernie Ecclestone told Japanese media that the FOA…

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