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Posted on 10/06/2011 4:05:55 PM PDT by Chode
2011 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX
Date: Sunday 9 October
Lap length: 3.608 miles
Race laps: 53
2010 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
First grand prix: 1987
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Jenson Button will end his Formula 1 career as a McLaren driver after signing one of the longest and most lucrative contracts in the sport. Button, 31, is understood to have committed himself for at least another four years in a deal worth up to £50m.
Full story: The Times
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has set his sights on beating Jenson Button, Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton to finish the season second in the championship to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel. "Clearly, if one looks at the way recent races have gone, it will definitely not be easy," he said, "as my closest rivals seem to have that little bit extra in terms of car performance, but that does not mean it's a lost cause. We know we have to do everything perfectly if we want to reach our goal and we will be trying right to the very end."
Full story: Fernando Alonso's Ferrari website blog But on arriving in Japan, Alonso said he "would prefer to win one of the remaining five races (than) to be second in the world championship".
Full story: Autosport
Next year's Red Bull car will "amaze" the team's rivals, according to chief technical officer Adrian Newey.
Full story: Turun Sanomat (in Finnish)
Bernie Ecclestone says he is not concerned by Tuesday's advisory ruling by the European Court of Justice permitting the use of foreign decoders to watch sport in the UK.
Full story: Daily Telegraph
The recruitment of Aldo Costa and Geoff Willis to head up the two main technical groups at Mercedes GP will allow the squad to compete at the front on a regular basis, according to team principal Ross Brawn.(Autosport magazine)
JAPANESE GRAND PRIX?
You know I could have fun with these Japanese open wheel
terror buggies racing through earthquake and tsunami
rubble streets dodging mothra, godzilla and that flying
turtle thing but I won’t. May be a good watch. Good chance
to see an incar cam during an earthquake at 170MPH.
|12||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:33.790||1.889||36|
|15||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:34.601||2.700||33|
Center to mark F1 anniversary with authors, various activities
Special to The Odessa File
WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 6 -- Motor Racing Research Centers Oct. 8 celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Formula One race at Watkins Glen.
Authors Michael T. Lynch and Gordon Kirby will discuss Americas World Champions, Phil Hill and Mario Andretti.
Lynch, co-author of American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s, will focus on Hill, World Champion in 1961.
Kirby will speak about 1978 champion Andretti, subject of his Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion.
The 1 p.m. talk is one of several activities during the day, all of which are free and open to everyone.
The Oct. 8 festivities will be the peak of a year of events recognizing the 20-year history of the United States Grand Prix at the Glen, a run that started on Oct. 8, 1961.
The grand celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with the opening of the Center and the start of the fall clearance sale of duplicate materials from the archives, including books and race programs.
Films of early racing at the Glen will be playing throughout the day in the Media Room.
Author Michael Argetsinger will be on hand throughout the day, as well, discussing and signing his new book, Formula One at Watkins Glen: 20 Years of the United States Grand Prix, 1961-1980.
Lynch, Kirby and special guest William Sadler, who raced in the Formula Libre series, will begin their program at 1 p.m.
At 5 p.m., the art show, The Art of Formula One, will formally open. The show will feature the works of several artists working in different formats, including watercolors, photography and sculpture.
A reception honoring the artists and the speakers will be from 4-6 p.m.
To add to the days fun, the Center staff is inviting all fans of F1 at the Glen to dig out their credentials, pins, jackets or whatnot from the F1 days at the Glen. Wear with pride and maybe win a prize. Other giveaways are planned, too.
The long-anticipated afternoon program will present a look at Americas World Champions by two respected experts.
Lynchs American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s, co-authored with William Edgar and Ron Parravano, is known as the definitive work on the era. The book has won numerous awards, including the Dean Batchelor Award.
Lynch is noted for his work on the history of Ferrari race cars and is a contributing editor to Cavallino and a regular contributor to Forza, both Ferrari-specific publications. He has written for many other motorsports magazines and motorsports event programs. Online, his work is often seen on VeloceToday.com, a site specializing in Italian and French collector cars.
Kirby, too, is a winner of the Dean Batchelor Award, for his Andretti biography. The book also won the Independent Publishers Book Award in the sports/recreation division.
Other drivers about whom Kirby has written books include Bobby Rahal, Rick Mears, Greg Moore and the Unser family. With Emerson Fittipaldi, he wrote The Art of Motor Racing.
Kirby is the U.S. editor of Motor Sport and a contributing editor to Road & Track. He is the American editor of Autocourse and former American editor of Autosport.
|11||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:32.761||1:32.463||14|
|12||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:33.499||1:32.746||10|
|Q1 107% Time||1:39.109|
Wow. Vettel is a machine...
I wasn’t a Bruno Senna fan....but he has made the absolute best out of his chance at Renault. Impressive.
|2||5||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||53||+1.1 secs||5||18|
|3||1||Sebastian Vettel||RBR-Renault||53||+2.0 secs||1||15|
|4||2||Mark Webber||RBR-Renault||53||+8.0 secs||6||12|
|5||3||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes||53||+24.2 secs||3||10|
|6||7||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes||53||+27.1 secs||8||8|
|7||6||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||53||+28.2 secs||4||6|
|8||17||Sergio Perez||Sauber-Ferrari||53||+39.3 secs||17||4|
|9||10||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||53||+42.6 secs||10||2|
|10||8||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||53||+44.3 secs||23||1|
|11||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||53||+54.4 secs||11|
|12||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||53||+62.3 secs||12|
|13||16||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber-Ferrari||53||+63.7 secs||7|
|14||12||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth||53||+64.1 secs||14|
|15||19||Jaime Alguersuari||STR-Ferrari||53||+66.6 secs||16|
|16||9||Bruno Senna||Renault||53||+72.6 secs||9|
|17||11||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth||53||+74.1 secs||13|
|18||20||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus-Renault||53||+87.8 secs||18|
|19||21||Jarno Trulli||Lotus-Renault||53||+96.1 secs||19|
|20||24||Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth||51||+2 Laps||21|
|21||25||Jerome d'Ambrosio||Virgin-Cosworth||51||+2 Laps||20|
|22||22||Daniel Ricciardo||HRT-Cosworth||51||+2 Laps||22|
|23||23||Vitantonio Liuzzi||HRT-Cosworth||50||+3 Laps||24|
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