Sunday, 30 October 2011

Nothing to post - Atkinson makes funny faces for Hamilton


Rowan Atkinson makes funny faces after Massa crashed Hamilton at Indian Grand Prix

Driver standings and Constructor standings after Buddh (IN) 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 374pct
2. Jenson Button 240pct
3. Fernando Alonso 227pct
4. Mark Webber 221pct
5. Lewis Hamilton 202pct
6. Felipe Massa 98pct
7. Nico Rosberg 75pct
8. Michael Schumacher 70pct

India, Buddh circuit - Race results

2011
1. Sebastian Vettel 1:30:35.002(dominated the race from start to finish and set the fastest lap of the race on the very last lap, for the third time this season) 
2. Jenson Button +8.4 sec(very good start, after Turn 4 passed on 2nd place and all race tryed to get Vettel's car)
3. Fernando Alonso +24.3 sec(nice battle with Webber, first he jumped Webber after his second pit stop on Lap 39 and second resisted Mark in last 2 laps for a podium in India)
4. Mark Webber +25.5 sec
5. Michael Schumacher +65.4 sec
6. Nico Rosberg +66.8 sec
7. Lewis Hamilton +84.1 sec
8. Jaime Alguersuari +1 lap(exceptional race, as usual this year, especially last 5-6 races)  
9. Adrian Sutil +1 lap 
10. Sergio Perez +1 lap

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Pole lap - India 2011 (video)

video1:24.178
                  Sebastian Vettel

Driver standings by Qualifying after India 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 394pct  
2. Mark Webber 254pct 
3. Lewis Hamilton 252pct  
4. Jenson Button 196pct
5. Fernando Alonso 187pct 
6. Felipe Massa 148pct
7. Nico Rosberg 106pct
8. Vitaly Petrov 43pct
9. Michael Schumacher 40pct
10. Paul di Resta 15pct
11. Jaime Alguersuari 15pct

Qualifying Buddh International Circuit - starting grid 2011(India)

1. Sebastian Vettel 1:24.178



2. Lewis Hamilton 1:24.474(3 place grid penalty for speeding while yellow flag in a practice session)  




3. Mark Webber 1:24.508 



4. Fernando Alonso 1:24.519  
5. Jenson Button 1:24.950  
6. Felipe Massa 1:25.122

Practice 3 in India - Results

2011
1. Sebastian Vettel 1:24.824  
2. Jenson Button 1:25.191 
3. Mark Webber 1:25.203 
4. Lewis Hamilton 1:25.288 
5. Fernando Alonso 1:25.784

Friday, 28 October 2011

Practice 1 and 2 in India - Results

2011
Practice 2
1. Felipe Massa 1:25.706 
2. Sebastian Vettel 1:25.794 
3. Fernando Alonso 1:25.930  
4. Lewis Hamilton 1:26.454

Preview 2011 Buddh International Circuit, Indian GP


The Grand Prix of India will be a F1 race held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Noida is located in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh state. Noida is about 20-kilometre southeast of New Delhi. It is bound on the west and south-west by the Yamuna River, on the north and north-west by the city of Delhi, on the north-east by the cities of Delhi and Ghaziabad and on the north-east, east and south-east by the Hindon River. Noida falls under the catchment area of the Yamuna river, and is located on the old river bed.

Technical detailes
Buddh International Circuit has 5.14 km, 60 laps clockwise with a race distance of 308 km; 3 highspeed straches, 4 slow turns, 2 ideal spots for overtaking and a top speed over 320 km/h wit a hot lap time arround 1:22.000. Best preview Redbull (Webber comment):

RedBull presented Indian GP with 2 amazing videos, first in 3d(above) and second with very nice quality and nice camera angles:


Wikipedia History
As early as 1997, there have been plans to host an Indian Grand Prix at Calcutta. In 2003, India had only two permanent raceways, one in Chennai (Irungattukottai), and Kari Memorial Speedway in Coimbatore. At that time two 2.4 km2 sites in the vicinity of the Bangalore airport were examined. Also, in the state Andhra Pradesh, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu reserved 6.1 km2 of land near the airport at Hyderabad. In December 2003, a seven-year pre-agreement to host the GP in Hyderabad in 2007 was signed. The track was to be build near Gopanapally village, near the outskirts of Hyderabad, and consisted of 5.53 km2 of land.
As of 2007, five locations remained in the running for hosting the Indian Grand Prix: Bangalore, the Gurgaon district in the state Haryana, a permanent track somewhere near New Delhi, a street circuit in New Delhi, as proposed by Vijay Mallya, and a site in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Following months of negotiations, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Bernie Ecclestone announced in June 2007 a provisional agreement for India to host its first Grand Prix in the 2009 F1 season. The track would be built in the Gurgaon, on recommendation by architect Hermann Tilke.
However, in September 2007 the IOA announced that the debut race would take place in 2010 on the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. After further assessments of the timeframe involved, Bernie Ecclestone announced in September 2008 that the Indian Grand Prix has been delayed to 2011.
The latest development (January 2010) with the circuit in India was the appointment of Mark Hughes, former number 2 at the Bahrain International Circuit for 5 years and also advisor to the Yas Marina Circuit for their first Grand Prix at the end of 2009. But on January 24, 2011, Hughes confirmed that he quit the Indian job due to 'personal reasons'. His post later went to Mr. Azhar Rehman, a former race organiser in Sepang, Malaysia. It is the second fastest circuit in the world with top speed of about 318 km/h. Delhi has been seeing a lot of infrastructure developments for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. However, there has been no direct funding provided for an Indian Grand Prix yet.
Experts are also of the view that once the Indian Grand Prix kicks off, it has the potential to generate around $170 million in revenue and employ as many as 10,000 people. The opportunity in advertising tie-ups between manufacturers and F1 cannot be overlooked either. The race was to coincide with the important Diwali holiday, when consumer spending is typically at its highest and many are travelling, so economic prospects are excellent.

Sponsors
On 18 August, 2011, Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel's CEO Sunil Mittal announced that Airtel would be the title sponsor of the Indian Grand Prix, and also unveiled the official logo of the Airtel Grand Prix of India. Other official partners include :
- Bookmyshow.com is the official online ticketing partner
- Hero MotoCorp Limited announced it's sponsorship of Indian Driver Narain Karthikeyan and his team HRT F1 for the event
- Mercedes-Benz announced its partnership with Buddh International Circuit to the become official automotive partner of the event
- TAG Heuer launched its limited edition watch for the Grand Prix
- RE Rogers was announced as the logistics partner for the event
- Lodestar UM’s will provide all media solutions across TV, print, outdoor, radio and digital media
- Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Limited announced the provision of the intervention and support vehicles required during the event
- Mudra India was announced as the creative partner of the Grand Prix
- Puma was announced as the official merchandise partner for the Grand Prix







Now lets see a track simulation for flying lap at India GP:

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

New Jersey announces 2013 F1 Grand Prix of America

Race promoter Leo Hindery Jr., executive chairman of F1 GP of New Jersey, announced that USA will play host to 2 rounds of the Formula 1 season from 2013 onwards after official confirmation of a race on the banks of the Hudson River in New Jersey wich will be known as the Grand Prix of America.The event will run on existing roads through Port Imperial with 3.2 mile street circuit running through West New York and Weehawken with Manhattan serving as a backdrop to the race.The new circuit, which will feature a range of elevation changes, is described as being similar to Spa but with the feel of Monaco (because of stretch, with a long uphill climb [à la Sainte Devote to Casino Square] a sharp downhill with a hairpin, and then a relatively flat, high-speed section running along the waterline) and is set to be designed by Herman Tilke.
Unlike the event in Austin, Texas which will join the F1 schedule next year, the Grand Prix of America will not be subsidised by public funds.
Up to 100.000 people were expected to attend across practice, qualifying and race day.
Presentation F1 America circuit for 2013:


New Jersey found in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States it is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware. New Jersey's climate divides into regions with the south, central, and northeast parts of the state have a humid mesothermal climate, while the northwest has a humid continental climate (microthermal), with slightly cooler temperatures due to higher elevation. Precipitation falls on an average of 120 days a year, with 25 to 30 thunderstorms, most of which occur during the summer, so we may have a wet race for 2013 in US.

News

- drivers will get 2 chances per lap to use DRS at Grand Prix of India. It follows the use of two zones in Canada, Valencia and Monza races earlier in the year. Like Monza, the all-new Buddh International Circuit will have independent detection points for each of its two zones - unlike Montreal and Valencia where both zones shared one detection point. The first zone detection point is 10 metres after the penultimate Turn 15, with its activation point just 36 metres into the start-finish straight, which should ensure plenty of passing into the third-gear right hander that is Turn One and second DRS zone detection point comes 16 metres before the Turn Three hairpin. Drivers can then activate DRS 510 metres into the New Delhi circuit’s back straight, which is one of the longest on the calendar

- Team Lotus decided that Karun Chandhok will not participate in this weekend’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix, although the national driver will take part in Friday’s first practice session. This confirms that HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan will be the only Indian driver in the country’s maiden race




- Adrian Sutil has insisted that he cannot wait until December for Force India boss Vijay Mallya to reveal his 2012 plans and he will speak with the indian chief. This comes as rumours continue to circulate that the German may be left on the sidelines as compatriot Nico Hülkenberg joins the race team alongside Scotland’s Paul di Resta(gpupdate source)


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Selected photos - Korea

 Animals (Nickelback)

            She f*cking dumped me....man...

Take all you can and run!!
 


Suup bitches??


Do you have a nail clippers?

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

News

- Dan Wheldon has been pronounced dead after a multiple accident, which involved 15 competitors and numerous cars catching fire in Lap 11 of Sunday’s IndyCar Series finale in Las Vegas. The Englishman, aged 33 and winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500, was launched into the air before striking the retaining wall and catch fencing at high speed and many say that ICS cars are very unsafe for drivers. Wheldon was twice a winner of the Indy 500, in 2005 and earlier this year, and was overall IndyCar Champion in 2005
- Vitaly Petrov has been punished by the Korean stewards for his collision with the Mercedes-GP of Schumacher after investigating Turn 3 on Lap 17 accident and decided that russian driver was at fault for the accident during the Yeongam race on Sunday. Petrov receives a reprimand and a five-place grid penalty for the next round in India

- Vettel will be driving on the streets of his hometown Heppenheim on Saturday with his championship-winning Red Bull Formula 1 car(Kinky Kylie). The action will begin at 4pm local time, with german then being available to meet the public at the Europaplatz, near the historic city centre
 


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Nothing to post - Alonso gives up


With 2 laps to go, Fernando Alonso frustrated by how the race went, standing behind Massa almost all race, says "I give up! I give up!...."

Driver standings and Constructor standings after Yeongam(KR) 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 349pct
2. Jenson Button 222pct
3. Fernando Alonso 212pct
4. Mark Webber 209pct
5. Lewis Hamilton 196pct
6. Felipe Massa 98pct
7. Nico Rosberg 67pct
8. Michael Schumacher 60pct

Korea, Yeongam circuit - Race results

1. Sebastian Vettel 1:38:01.994(one of his best races, overtaking Hamilton(in very good shape and car mode set on) and set the fastest lap of the race on the very last lap, for the second time this season)
2. Lewis Hamilton +12.0 sec(drove brilliantly and he keept his car faster than Mark Webber's Red Bull; after the flag, Hamilton had less than half a second ahead of Webber and they had indulged several times in some breathtaking side-by-side racing)
3. Mark Webber +12.4 sec(incredible start for him, not loosing any postion as usually happens after red lights went off)
4. Jenson Button +14.6 sec
5. Fernando Alonso +15.6 sec
6. Felipe Massa +25.1 sec
7. Jaime Alguersuari +49.5 sec(again, fantastic race)
8. Nico Rosberg +54.0 sec
9. Sebastien Buemi +62.7 sec
10. Paul di Resta +68.6 sec

Saturday, 15 October 2011

News

- drivers predict 5-stops in Korea where will be using soft and super-soft tyres for this race, high wear



- Bruno Senna has a modified helmet design for this weekend in Korea in order to mark the 20-year anniversary of late uncle Ayrton’s third and final World Championship-crowning moment in 1991

- Sahara India Pariwar, a leading promoter and patron of sports in India, announced on October 12 an investment in the Force India F1 Team. Sahara India Pariwar will be investing approximately USD 100 mn into the Force India Formula One Team. With this investment both the Sahara India Pariwar and Dr. Mallya will own 42.5% each in the team. The Mol family’s equity will be at 15%. The new logo of the Sahara Force India F1 Team, as the team will now be called, was jointly unveiled today by Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara and Dr. Vijay Mallya, at a press conference in New Delhi 
- Sebastian Vettel will not be penalised for cutting Turn 5 during one of his qualifying in-laps in Korea, with stewards closing the matter after an investigation
- Mark Webber has been handed a fine of 1,400 euros for speeding in the pit lane during the final grid-deciding phase

Pole lap - Korea 2011 (video)

Lewis Hamilton
video1:35.820
                                  

Driver standings by Qualifying after Korea 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 369pct  
2. Mark Webber 239pct
3. Lewis Hamilton 234pct  
4. Jenson Button 186pct 
5. Fernando Alonso 175pct
6. Felipe Massa 140pct
7. Nico Rosberg 100pct

Qualifying Seongnam - starting grid 2011(Korea)

1. Lewis Hamilton 1:35.820  



2. Sebastian Vettel 1:36.042 



3. Jenson Button 1:36.126 



4. Mark Webber 1:36.468 
5. Felipe Massa 1:36.831  
6. Fernando Alonso 1:36.980

Practice 3 in Korea - Results

1. Jenson Button 1:36.910  
2. Lewis Hamilton 1:37.199 
3. Mark Webber 1:37.723 
4. Fernando Alonso 1:38.029 
5. Felipe Massa 1:38.434

Friday, 14 October 2011

Practice 1 and 2 in Korea - Results

2011
Practice 2
1. Lewis Hamilton 1:50.828  
2. Jenson Button 1:50.932 
3. Sebastian Vettel 1:52.646

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Preview 2011 Yeongam Circuit, Korean GP

Yeongam is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. Bordered with Mokpo and Naju to the north, Jangheung County to the east, and Haenam and Gangjin to the south, Yeongam County comprises two eups and nine myeons, populated with about 60,000 people, and its county hall is seated in Yeongam-eup. The Korea International Circuit is located in Yeongam, South Jeolla, South Korea and it is the venue for the F1 Korean Grand Prix after a $264 million deal between Bernie Ecclestone and the Korean F1 promoter Korea Auto Valley Operation (KAVO – a joint venture between M-Bridge Holdings and Jeollanam-do regional government).

Technical detailes
Yeongam Circuit has 5.6 km, 55 laps with a race distance of 309 km; 3 highspeed straches, 5 slow turns, 2 ideal spots for overtaking and a top speed around 312 km/h. Best preview Redbull (Webber comment):


Wikipedia History
German designer Hermann Tilke was given the responsibility of the design of the track. It will be part permanent, part temporary. The temporary part will race along the harbour side of the province where spectators from the promenade, hotels and yachts can view the race. Part of the city with possible exhibition facilities, shops, restaurants and cafes will be utilized to be the pit lane during the F1 Grand Prix weekend.
The first F1 race was held at the track in 2010. The deal is for seven years, with a five-year option after that which would take the race until 2021. It was announced on September 2, 2009, that the funding was in place to start construction at the site, and officials were confident the work would be completed in time to hold a Grand Prix in 2010. On December 10 - 2009, the organisers of the event announced that they were on schedule, with a plan to finish the circuit on July 5, 2010, though they admitted that their largest problem lay in finding accommodation for all F1 staff and spectators. The organisers also ruled out the possibility of staging the race at night until they have more knowledge of and experience in running a Grand Prix.
The Korean GP was run on October 24 for the 2010 Formula One season. The event was the 17th out of 19 events during the 2010 Formula One season after the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit. The capacity of the venue is 135,000 spectators.
In the midst of speculation that the race would be aborted because the circuit would not be completed in time, organisers for the race announced the circuit's opening date to be September 5 - 2010.
On September 4 - 2010, in an event called ‘Circuit Run 2010’, a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 show car using a V10 version of the current Renault engine, with Karun Chandhok at the wheel, completed 14 laps of the all new Korean Formula One Grand Prix circuit. Four thousand spectators travelled to the new track for the event.
The final track inspection was delayed multiple times. Originally, the FIA technical delegates were due to inspect the circuit on 28 September 2010 in order to grant permission for F1 races to be held there, however the date was later moved to the 11th October, only 11 days before the first cars were scheduled to start first practice. Following a two-day track inspection, FIA race director Charlie Whiting described the Yeongam circuit as ‘satisfactory’ and announced the mandatory license would be issued through the Korea Automobile Racing Association (KARA).
According to the Chonnam Yeongam Korean Formula One Grand Prix circuit, around 77 million dollars (88 billion won) was needed for the construction cost of the circuit, the amount requested by the scholarship that was used in the 52.8 billion won. However, it was difficult to secure the remaining 35.2 billion won this year, and was reported to be virtually no prospect of government aid to the Formula 1 project by the Korean government.

Statistics
Fastest Laps in Korea: 1:50.257 - Fernando Alonso(2010)
Record lap 1:35.585 - Sebastian Vettel (2010)

Lets see last year pole made by Vettel:
video1:35.585

Pole lap - Japan 2011 (video)

Sebastian Vettel video1:30.466

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Understanding F1 car - V1: Transmission - Clutch

F1 cars did used to run on the same basis as normal road cars in that they had an accelerator, brake and clutch pedals and H-pattern gear boxes. In the 90's this changed to the same pedal configuration but with sequential gearboxes, in other words you just push the gear control in the same direction and it changes up or down in sequence.
In the late 90's/early 00's this changed to sequential gearboxes and FULL automatic gearboxes for one season, with a hand controlled clutch that was basically a button with a spring underneath it.
Finally you now have a sequential gearbox but with a computer-controlled clutch. The cars even have an anti-stall procedure where if (for example) the driver spins the car, the ECU will automatically knock the clutch out so the car doesn't stall. This is why drivers spin all over the place now and keep the engine alive. Sebastien Vettel complained about this in Sepang because his car spun in the rain and his anti-stall did not operate as it should, he thus stalled. His complaint was that if he actually had a clutch he could operate himself he wouldn't have stalled!
Semi-automatic sequential gearboxes have regulations stating a 4–7 forward gears and 1 reverse gear, using rear wheel drive. The gearbox is constructed of carbon titanium, as heat dissipation is a critical issue, and is bolted onto the back of the engine. Full automatic gearboxes, and systems such as launch control and traction control, are now illegal, to keep driver skill important in controlling the car.
The driver initiates gear changes using paddles mounted on the back of the steering wheel and electro-hydraulics perform the actual change as well as throttle control. Clutch control is also performed electro-hydraulically, except to and from a standstill, when the driver operates the clutch using a lever mounted on the back of the steering wheel. A modern F1 clutch is a multi-plate carbon design with a diameter of less than 100 mm, weighing less than 1 kg and handling around 720 hp. As of the 2009 race season, all teams are using seamless shift transmissions, which allow almost instantaneous changing of gears with minimum loss of drive. Shift times for Formula One cars are in the region of 0.05 seconds. In order to keep costs low in Formula One, gearboxes must last four consecutive events, although gear ratios can be changed for each race. Changing a gearbox before the allowed time will cause a penalty of five places drop on the starting grid.

So practically, the clutch(means 2 pedals one at right and other at left(both doing the same thing - act as clutch) in the back of the steering wheel under the changing gear pedals) is used only for moving off from standstill, as follows: you got to pre-set one clutch position(generally right pedal) half way to full, and the other clutch to full position(left pedal in this example) and when you want to start release as faster as you can the full clutch pedal(left pedal), and when you get some traction you release the other clutch pedal(right pedal).

The engine is linked directly to the clutch, fixed between the engine and gearbox. AP racing and Sachs produce Carbon F1 clutches which must be able to tolerate temperatures as high as 500 degrees. As i say, the clutch is electro-hydraulically operated and can weigh as little as 1.5 kg. The drivers do not manually use the clutch apart from moving off from standstill, and when changing up the gears, they simply press a lever behind the wheel to move to the next ratio. The on-board computer automatically cuts the engine, depresses the clutch and switches ratios in the blink of an eye, just about seamlessly and are only 100 mm in diameter.
F1 clutch test
high temp is 1400Cfriction response at very high energies
more on youtube video description

Monday, 10 October 2011

Selected photos - Japan

Do the f*ck face!












Mclaren mechanic in IronMan (Anything is Possible!)

















So, an american, a german, a jew and a black man lost into the woods. A caterpillar falls on the american and the american throw it on the german, the german throw it on the jew and the jew throw it on the black man and black man ate that caterpillar. Another caterpillar falls on the american, the american throw it on the german, the german throw it on the jew and the jew to the black man: How much you give for a caterpillar?











Beat Zehnder aka Daniel San




















sad...

















Sunday, 9 October 2011

Nothing to post - Similar stories

Remember how Senna let his team-mate to win the race knowing he is the champion(the difference with Vettel and Webber this year at Suzuka Circuit is that is about the japanese podium)
1991Senna - Berger

Driver standings and Constructor standings after Suzuka (JP) 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 324pct
2. Jenson Button 210pct
3. Fernando Alonso 202pct
4. Mark Webber 194pct
5. Lewis Hamilton 178pct
6. Felipe Massa 90pct
7. Nico Rosberg 63pct
8. Michael Schumacher 60pct

Japan, Suzuka circuit - Race results

2011
1. Jenson Button 1:30:53.427(very good strategy, some problems at the end with delayed car, but he is the winner of the race)
2. Fernando Alonso +1.1 sec (finally had some rhythm and in the closing stages were a straight fight between Button, Fernando and Vettel, and between Laps 48 and 50 Alonso slashed Button’s 4.8s advantage to a mere second, before Jenson opened the gap up again of 1.1s ahead despite a last-lap near-miss as he lapped Tonio Liuzzi)
3. Sebastian Vettel +2.0 sec(Vettel had taken the lead from the start, leaving Button fuming as he was squeezed on to the grass and continued to lead until his second stop on the 19th lap where, once again Button stopped a lap later, but this time he was able to regain the track ahead of Vettel and thus was the race’s final pattern set)
4. Mark Webber +8.0 sec
5. Lewis Hamilton +24.2 sec(to risky from the start and a safety car on Lap 24 following an earlier battle and little colision between Hamilton and Massa.)
6. Michael Schumacher +27.1 sec
7. Felipe Massa +28.2 sec
8. Sergio Perez +39.3 sec
9. Vitaly Petrov +42.6 sec
10. Nico Rosberg +44.3 sec

Saturday, 8 October 2011

News

- Kobayashi will start the Japanese race from 7th after the FIA released the provisional grid for Sunday’s event at Suzuka. Along with Schumacher, Bruno Senna and Vitaly Petrov, Kobayashi didn’t set a time during Q3 and was originally classified in tenth. But the FIA sporting regulations split those who don’t record a time during qualifying sessions into three categories to determine the grid order. Drivers who attempt to set a time by starting a flying lap are ordered first, followed by drivers who leave their garage but don’t start a flying lap and finally drivers who stay in their garage. Unlike Schumacher, Senna and Petrov who didn’t complete qualifying attempts, Kobayashi did start a flying lap which he subsequently aborted. Thus Kobayashi and Schumacher will make up the fourth row in seventh and eighth respectively, while Senna and Petrov will be on the grid’s fifth row in ninth and tenth (f1 official site)


- Pirelli has revealed the compounds for the rest of the season. At Suzuka this weekend, the Italian company’s Soft and Medium products are available.
Tyres for the rest of 2011 season:
Korea Super Soft (red) and Soft (yellow)
India Soft (yellow) and Hard (silver)
Abu Dhabi Soft (yellow) and Medium (white)
Brazil Soft (yellow) and Medium (white)

- the helmet design of Button, which is inspired by the Japanese flag, carries Jenson’s name and initials in Japanese and the logo of the Save Japan charity

Driver standings by Qualifying after Japan 2011

1. Sebastian Vettel 351pct
2. Mark Webber 227pct
3. Lewis Hamilton 209pct
4. Jenson Button 171pct
5. Fernando Alonso 167pct
6. Felipe Massa 130pct
7. Nico Rosberg 94pct
8. Michael Schumacher 40pct
9. Vitaly Petrov 39pct
10. Jaime Alguersuari 14pct

Qaulifying Suzuka - starting grid 2011(Japan)

1. Sebastian Vettel 1:30.466





2. Jenson Button 1:30.475





3. Lewis Hamilton 1:30.617



4. Felipe Massa 1:30.804
5. Fernando Alonso 1:30.886
6. Mark Webber 1:31.156
7. Michael Schumacher 1:32.116
8. Bruno Senna 1:32.297
9. Vitaly Petrov 1:32.245
10. Kamui Kobayashi 1:32.380

Practice 3 in Japan - Results

2011
1. Jenson Button 1:31.255
2. Lewis Hamilton 1:31.762
3. Sebastian Vettel 1:32.122
4. Fernando Alonso 1:32.279

Friday, 7 October 2011

Practice 1 and 2 in Japan - Results

2011
Practice 2
1. Jenson Button 1:31.901
2. Fernando Alonso 1:32.075
3. Sebastian Vettel 1:32.095
4. Mark Webber 1:32.147
5. Felipe Massa 1:32.448
6. Michael Schumacher 1:32.710

Preview 2011 Suzuka Circuit, Japanese GP

Suzuka is a city located in Mie, Japan with a total area of 194.67 km². Suzuka International Racing Course is a motorsport race track located in Ino, Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture and operated by Mobilityland Corporation, the subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
Designed as a Honda test track in 1962 by John Hugenholtz, Suzuka is one of few circuits in the world to have a "figure 8" layout, with the back straight passing over the front section by means of an overpass.

Technical detailes
Suzuka Circuit has 5.8 km, 53 laps with a race distance of 308 km; 4 highspeed straches, 3 slow turns, 2 ideal spots for overtaking and a top speed around 315 km/h.


Wikipedia History
The circuit was modified three times, once in 1983, when a chicane was put at the last curve to slow the cars into the pit straight and the Degner curve was made into two corners instead of one long curve; the circuit was also made considerably safer in 1983 by adding more Armco, more run-off areas and removing straw bales leading into vegetation; and again in 2002, when the chicane was slightly modified, 130R was also modified and some of the Snake curves were made a bit straighter and faster, and in 2003, when the chicane was made slightly faster and closer to the 130R.
The circuit can be used in three configurations; the full circuit, the "Suzuka East" and "Suzuka West" configuration. The "East" portion of the course consists of the pit straight to the first half of the Dunlop curve (turn 7), before leading back to the pit straight via a tight right-hander. The "West" course is made up of the other part of the full circuit, including the crossover bridge.
Michael Schumacher's car being carried after retiring from the 2006 Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka was dropped from the F1 calendar for the 2007 and 2008 seasons in favour of the Toyota-owned Fuji Speedway, after the latter underwent a transformation and redesign by circuit designer Hermann Tilke.
Suzuka and Fuji were to alternate hosting the Japanese Grand Prix from 2009. However, after Fuji announced on July 2009 that it would no longer be part of the F1 calendar, Suzuka signed a deal to host the Japanese Grand Prix in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
The circuit closed for a year in order for the renovation to make it F1-compliant for 2009, with the last major event held on November 18, 2007. The track held a re-opening day on April 12, 2009. Following two tremendous accidents in 2002 and 2003, safety has been a concern at the circuit's 130R, a 130 metres radius turn starting past the Crossover which has been compared to Spa's Eau Rouge.

Statistics
Lap Record: 1:31.540 by Kimi Raikkonen in 2005
Sebastian Vettel: races - 2, victories - 2, podiums - 2, pole-position - 2
Mark Webber: races - 7, victories - 0, podiums - 1, pole-position - 0
Lewis Hamilton: races - 2, victories - 0, podiums - 1, pole-position - 0
Jenson Button: races - 9, victories - 0, podiums - 1, pole-position - 0
Felipe Massa: races - 5, victories - 0, podiums - 1, pole-position - 1
Michael Schumacher: races - 17, victories - 6, podiums - 9, pole-position - 8
Nico Rosberg: races - 3, victories - 0, podiums - 0, pole-position - 0
Nick Heidfeld: races - 8, victories - 0, podiums - 0, pole-position - 0
Vitaly Petrov: races - 1, victories - 0, podiums - 0, pole-position - 0
Rubens Barrichello: races - 16, victories - 1, podiums - 2, pole-position - 1

Now lets see last year pole by Vettel:

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