Who will win this weekends Fuji GP

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Guys i am back again with this weekends race prediction:

This time i am voting again i am voting for Kubica as i feel again some drama might happen in this weekends race too........and i feel that the drivers from red and silver car may not win this race too......and i predict kubica or other drivers might win this weekends race..........:thumb:. I hope MAssa comes 1st and Kimi 2nd:cool2: for this weekends race

Please vote on ore before the qualifying session on saturday morning........

Fuji race preview

Monday, 06 October 2008 17:31

A year ago Lewis Hamilton left Fuji looking certain to clinch the world championship at the first attempt.
His crushingly dominant performance in atrocious weather left him 12 points ahead of the field with just two races remaining, and with the opportunity to wrap up the title in China a week later.
Then things went horribly awry...
Ever since then Hamilton has been determined to make up for the way the 2007 championship slithered from his grasp, and last year’s events will certainly be at the forefront of his mind in Japan this weekend.
Right now, he’s in a better position than twelve months ago: leading the standings by seven points rather than a mere two.
He can’t clinch the title in Japan, but he could put himself in a position to do so in China.
It’s far from over, though.
Last year Kimi Raikkonen left Fuji 17 points behind and three weeks later was celebrating a shock championship victory – and 2008 has been no less dramatic and unpredictable than the incredible 2007 season.
So Hamilton and McLaren are taking nothing for granted, and are adopting a very different strategy to last year.
Fuji race preview - Feature - F1 | ITV Sport

Nakajima nervous ahead of home race

Monday, 06 October 2008 16:46

Kazuki Nakajima has admitted that his first home race as a Formula 1 driver will be a nerve-wracking experience.

Williams' rookie driver will be the only Japanese driver in the field at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, and has been supported by Fuji circuit owners Toyota throughout his career - making it even more important to have a good race.

The Japanese fans have been fervent supporters of home drivers such as Takuma Sato in the past, and Nakajima is expecting both a good reception and the pressure of expectation.



Nakajima nervous ahead of home race - F1 | ITV Sport

I dont know why he is nervous the point is that any way he is not going to win the race or may be even he may not finish in top 8 to win some points:hysterical:............
 

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Last year, Hamilton won the Fuji GP.. and also he has the record pole in this circuit.. He is the favorite for Sundays Race :dance::thumbsup:
 

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Rosberg counting on rain in Japan

Monday, 06 October 2008 16:27

Nico Rosberg believes Williams's chances of success at Fuji this weekend are likely to depend on the weather.

The German took a career-best second in Singapore after a charging performance that saw him shrug off a drivethrough penalty to reach the podium.

But before the Marina Bay race, Rosberg had predicted that Singapore was likely to be his last chance of points this year, as he could not see the Fuji, Shanghai or Interlagos tracks suiting the team's disappointing FW30.

However after his spectacular Singapore result, he reckons he might be able to salvage something from Fuji - if the weather is on his side.
Rosberg counting on rain in Japan - F1 | ITV Sport

I am also predicting the rain and some more drama in this weekends race........:D

Last year, Hamilton won the Fuji GP.. and also he has the record pole in this circuit.. He is the favorite for Sundays Race :dance::thumbsup:
I think in this week ends race we will hear from Steve Slater Commentator stating the the drama's continues as we take a pit stop for many times:thumb:............
 

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Better weather expected at Fuji
No repeat of the 2007 heavy rains
08/10/08

Following the torrential conditions of one year ago, when the snow-capped peak of Mt Fuji disappeared behind spray and fog, this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway looks set to be staged in better weather.

BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld recalls: "I enjoy driving in the rain, but with last year's deluge it was just impossible. Visibility was zero."

Local forecasts for the 2009 edition are calling for mainly dry conditions throughout the weekend, with the highest possibility of showers on Friday and Saturday.


"The location of the track in the mountainous region of Mount Fuji ensures that it is susceptible to weather fronts," warned Honda team boss Ross Brawn.

It is quite likely to rain on Thursday, and the clouds could hang around in the following days, bringing temperatures in the low 20s.

F1 : Better weather expected at Fuji - FUJI - F1-Live.com
 

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Practice 1: Hamilton off to fast start

Friday, 10 October 2008 03:41

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton set the pace in first practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, outpacing his title rival Felipe Massa by 0.15s.
In unexpectedly dry and sunny conditions that afforded a clear view of Mount Fuji, the timing charts had a familiar look to them by the end of the 90 minutes with McLaren and Ferrari locking out the top four positions.
Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren) and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), who are now cast in support roles to their team-mates as the championship chase nears its climax, were several tenths adrift in third and fourth places.

Japanese Grand Prix free practice session 1 times

1. HAMILTON McLaren 1m18.910s
2. MASSA Ferrari 1m19.063s
3. KOVALAINEN McLaren 1m19.279s
4. RAIKKONEN Ferrari 1m19.399s
5. ALONSO Renault 1m19.473s
6. PIQUET Renault 1m19.743s
7. VETTEL Toro Rosso 1m20.121s
8. KUBICA BMW 1m20.160s
9. BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1m20.182s
10. NAKAJIMA Williams 1m20.217s
11. SUTIL Force India 1m20.288s
12. ROSBERG Williams 1m20.350s
13. WEBBER Red Bull 1m20.620s
14. HEIDFELD BMW 1m20.628s
15. TRULLI Toyota 1m20.657s
16. BARRICHELLO Honda 1m20.753s
17. BUTTON Honda 1m20.769s
18. GLOCK Toyota 1m20.823s
19. COULTHARD Red Bull 1m20.905s
20. FISICHELLA Force India 1m21.104s
Practice 1: Hamilton off to fast start - F1 | ITV Sport

'Green' tyres to be used in Japan

Wednesday, 08 October 2008 13:06

Bridgestone will run one-off 'green' tyres in the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend as Formula 1 gets behind the FIA's 'Make Cars Green' campaign, which is promoting greater environmental awareness amongst drivers and the motoring industry.

The F1 tyres will have green stripes in their grooves at Fuji, with the softer tyre bearing three green stripes and its usual white band to distinguish it from the harder compound.

The green tyres were launched at a Make Cars Green event in Tokyo earlier today, at which the McLaren and Ferrari teams expressed their support for the FIA's environmental message.

"As drivers in the public limelight it is good that we can help spread these important environmental messages," said Felipe Massa.
'Green' tyres to be used in Japan - F1 | ITV Sport
 

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Just a reminder to those who expect race to be at 5:30PM that its not so for this race.Its a morning race as per ISTQualification Saturday 10:30AMRace Sunday 10:00AM (race is half an hr early than qual)
 


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@amish,Thanks for the Information...Free 2 resultsT.GLOCKF.ALONSOL.HAMILTONF.MASSAK.RAIKKONEN
 

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Practice 2: Glock upsets form book

Friday, 10 October 2008 07:37

Toyota’s Timo Glock was the surprise pacesetter in Friday afternoon practice at Fuji, giving the Japanese manufacturer bragging rights at the circuit it owns after an indifferent performance in the morning.
Glock took charge half an hour into the 90-minute session and remained unbeaten, ultimately edging out Renault’s Fernando Alonso by 0.043s.
Practice 2: Glock upsets form book - F1 | ITV Sport

I expect some drama in tomorrow's race...........i dont know which team is going to get benefit and loose advantage in that drama

Lewis encouraged by practice pace

Friday, 10 October 2008 10:20

Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren is in good shape for the Fuji weekend after topping the first practice session in Japan today.

The championship leader slipped to third in the afternoon, but was still only 0.080s slower than surprise pace-setter Timo Glock.

"I had no complaints today," said Hamilton, who won at Fuji in appalling conditions a year ago.

"We were immediately on the pace and found a very good balance straight away.
Lewis encouraged by practice pace - F1 | ITV Sport

Sutil: Potential for strong weekend

Friday, 10 October 2008 00:00

Adrian Sutil reckons he has the potential for a strong showing at the Fuji Speedway, after he finished first practice in 11th and second practice in 16th.

Sutil has extensive knowledge of 2.8-mile circuit having won here twice in Japanese F3 during his championship-winning year of 2006.

Fuji is also the venue where he scored his one and only world championship point last year, a performance he is hoping to build on at his second attempt.

“It's always an advantage if you know the circuit well and I just feel good here,” said the Force India driver.
Sutil: Potential for strong weekend - F1 | ITV Sport

Rapid Renault upbeat after practice

Friday, 10 October 2008 09:49

The Renault team is confident for the rest of the Japanese Grand Prix after a promising performance in Friday practice.

Fresh from his Singapore victory, Fernando Alonso was fifth in the first session, then second later on - just 0.043s behind top man Timo Glock.

"It was a trouble-free day," said Alonso.

"We covered lots of laps, which was the priority and that allowed us to advance with our programme.
Rapid Renault upbeat after practice - F1 | ITV Sport