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2011 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Live Thread
Chode ^ | 10/06/2011 | Chode

Posted on 10/06/2011 4:05:55 PM PDT by Chode

2011 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

Venue: Suzuka
Date: Sunday 9 October
Lap length: 3.608 miles
Race laps: 53
2010 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
First grand prix: 1987

Fri Cloudy 23c

Sat Sunny 23c

Sun Sunny 23c


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: f1; formulaone; grandprix

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1 posted on 10/06/2011 4:05:59 PM PDT by Chode
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To: Chode; atc23; Bad~Rodeo; Betis70; bobby.223; bobt7818; brf1; briankk; cld51860; clintonh8r; ...
UP...!!!

2 posted on 10/06/2011 4:06:42 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Stuff...

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)

3 posted on 10/06/2011 4:07:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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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.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 5:06:40 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Chode

bkmk


5 posted on 10/06/2011 5:17:08 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Slambat
never know... it could happen
6 posted on 10/06/2011 6:22:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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2nd practice

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.901 32
2 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:32.075 0.174 33
3 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:32.095 0.194 35
4 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:32.147 0.246 28
5 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:32.448 0.547 34
6 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:32.710 0.809 26
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:32.982 1.081 27
8 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:33.245 1.344 26
9 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:33.446 1.545 36
10 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:33.681 1.780 33
11 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:33.705 1.804 25
12 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:33.790 1.889 36
13 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:34.393 2.492 35
14 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1:34.557 2.656 27
15 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:34.601 2.700 33
16 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.038 4.137 33
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:36.225 4.324 35
18 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:37.123 5.222 14
19 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:37.440 5.539 30
20 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:38.093 6.192 30
21 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:38.387 6.486 16
22 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:38.763 6.862 36
23 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:39.800 7.899 24
24 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:42.480 10.579 4

7 posted on 10/07/2011 3:47:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Oct. 8th is the 50th Anniversary of the first USGP at the Glen

Center to mark F1 anniversary with authors, various activities

Special to The Odessa File

WATKINS GLEN, Oct. 6 -- Motor Racing Research Center’s 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 America’s 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 day’s 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 America’s World Champions by two respected experts.

Lynch’s “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.

8 posted on 10/08/2011 7:41:26 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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the grid

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:33.051 1:31.424 1:30.466 14
2 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.947 1:31.434 1:30.475 14
3 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.843 1:31.139 1:30.617 14
4 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:33.235 1:31.909 1:30.804 15
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:32.817 1:31.612 1:30.886 13
6 2 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:33.135 1:31.576 1:31.156 14
7 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:33.748 1:32.116 10
8 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1:33.359 1:32.297 12
9 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:32.877 1:32.245 17
10 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:32.626 1:32.380 15
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
13 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:33.921 1:33.079 13
14 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:33.781 1:33.224 14
15 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:33.064 1:33.227 10
16 19 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:35.111 1:33.427 10
17 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:34.704 6
18 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:35.454 3
19 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:35.514 6
20 25 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:36.439 8
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:36.507 7
22 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1:37.846 7
DNS 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1
DNS 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 2
Q1 107% Time 1:39.109

9 posted on 10/08/2011 7:46:37 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Wow. Vettel is a machine...


10 posted on 10/08/2011 1:25:24 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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he is that... a true phenom to be sure
11 posted on 10/08/2011 1:39:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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I wasn’t a Bruno Senna fan....but he has made the absolute best out of his chance at Renault. Impressive.


12 posted on 10/08/2011 7:10:35 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: gura
it's been a good year for the back markers
13 posted on 10/08/2011 7:33:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53 1:30:53.427 2 25
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
Ret 18 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 11 Wheel 15

14 posted on 10/09/2011 7:58:55 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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15 posted on 10/09/2011 7:59:32 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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