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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

circuit facts


circuit profile


Originally a testing ground for Honda's production cars, has hosted almost all editions of the Japanese GP since 1987. The only circuit on the F1 calendar with a 'figure of eight' layout is choc-a-block with fast and challenging corners.

circuit news

Button delights in 'home' Japanese win

Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel

Jenson Button reduced his girlfriend to tears on Sunday with a Japanese Grand Prix victory he hailed as one of the most special of his Formula One career.

Button fastest at suzuka practice while Vettel crashes

F1’s newest, youngest star: Vettel

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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2012 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:28:56.242
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 90:27.323
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 88:20.443
2009 Fernando Alonso Renault 83:53.413
2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren 89:02.212
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 84:26.585
2003 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 85:11.743
2003 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 87:33.298
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 89:53.435
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 86:59.698
2001 Mika Hakkinen McLaren 91:18.785

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In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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