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Japan preview quotes - Caterham, Williams, Pirelli & more

After a tense race in Singapore threw the 2014 world championship fight wide open, the teams and drivers head to Japan and one of the most celebrated and iconic circuits on the calendar - Suzuka. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix discuss their prospects

Moments in time - the Japanese Grand Prix

In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images, we turn our attention to one of the most popular races on the calendar: Japan. This look back through the archives takes in events at both Fuji and Suzuka and includes both of Senna and Prost's infamous clashes, epic drives by Hill and Raikkonen, a rookie error by Vettel, and more

New gameplay video reveals F1™ 2014 features

Codemasters® have released a new gameplay video for F1 2014, showing how the game captures all the action of this year's incredible season as its draws towards one of the most exciting conclusions in recent years

Vital Statistics - the Japanese Grand Prix

Did you know that Suzuka is one of only four circuits on the current calendar where Lewis Hamilton has not tasted victory? Or that Ferrari last triumphed at the Japanese circuit in 2004, with Michael Schumacher taking the spoils? Ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, we present the key facts, stats and trivia

Raikkonen 'finally' getting comfortable with Ferrari's F14 T

Kimi Raikkonen says he is 'finally' acclimatising to Ferrari's 2014 car and getting on top of the set-up and handling issues which have plagued him so far this season. Speaking ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Raikkonen pinpointed qualifying in Singapore as the chief cause for his optimism

FIA press conference schedule - Japan

Two past winners of the Japanese Grand Prix - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and McLaren's Jenson Button - will be present in the official FIA press conference at Suzuka on Thursday

Honda reveal first picture of 2015 power unit

Honda have unveiled the first image of the turbocharged V6 power unit they are developing ahead of their 2015 Formula One return with McLaren. Progress on the new engine has reached 'prime phase', with the Japanese manufacturer now running full bench tests of the power unit and its connected energy recovery systems

Merhi handed Caterham practice drive for Japan

Roberto Merhi will take part in his second Formula One practice session after Caterham confirmed the Spanish youngster will drive for them in FP1 at Suzuka. The 23-year-old former European F3 champion made his Grand Prix weekend debut with Caterham in Italy in September, deputising for Kamui Kobayashi in the opening 90-minute session

Taffin: Renault ready for engine penalties

With many of the Renault-powered drivers on or near the limit of five engines for the season, the French power unit suppliers say they are now “committed” to introducing a sixth unit where required, despite the resulting grid penalties. The 2014 power units comprise six separate elements, of which five of each are available to each driver per season before they are penalised

Vital Statistics - the Japanese Grand Prix

Did you know that Suzuka is one of only four circuits on the current calendar where Lewis Hamilton has not tasted victory? Or that Ferrari last triumphed at the Japanese circuit in 2004, with Michael Schumacher taking the spoils? Ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, we present the key facts, stats and trivia

Verstappen to replace Vergne for FP1 at Suzuka

Toro Rosso's 2015 signing Max Verstappen will make his Formula One Grand Prix weekend debut this Friday, after the team confirmed he will replace Jean-Eric Vergne for the first practice session in Japan. The switch means Verstappen, who has now obtained his mandatory FIA Super Licence, will drive in an official Grand Prix session just three days after his 17th birthday

Mallya: McLaren fight will go down to the wire

Force India's battle with McLaren for fifth place in the 2014 Formula One constructors' championship will only intensify over the final five Grands Prix of the season, team principal Vijay Mallya predicts

Japan preview quotes - Lotus on Suzuka

After a tense race in Singapore threw the 2014 world championship fight wide open, the teams and drivers head to Japan and one of the most celebrated and iconic circuits on the calendar - Suzuka. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix discuss their prospects

Lotus promise substantial changes for 2015 car

Lotus's technical director Nick Chester says the team's 2015 Formula One car will feature significant changes compared to the current E22, which has underwhelmed and left the team struggling for points in 2014. Lotus have endured reliability and performance issues with the Renault-powered E22, and the Enstone-based squad have only broken into the top ten on two occasions

Fully committed - exclusive Q&A with Caterham's Ravetto

The 2014 season has been a tumultuous one for Caterham. They have experienced troubles on track, a sudden takeover, multiple driver changes and the loss of two team principals. So what's going on at the Leafield-based squad and how do they plan to turn their fortunes around? In a frank and revealing interview, Manfredi Ravetto, the recently-installed team principal, explains all

Perfect harmony impossible for Mercedes - Boullier

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's increasingly tense fight for the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship will make it impossible for Mercedes to maintain harmony within the team over the final five Grands Prix of the season. That is the opinion of McLaren racing director Eric Boullier. While there have already been several flashpoints between the two title hopefuls

Exclusive Helmut Marko Q&A - Anything is still possible!

Reigning world champions Red Bull may have struggled to match the pace of Mercedes for much of the season, but with five races to go Daniel Ricciardo is just 60 points off the championship lead. In a wide-ranging interview, Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko explains why the Milton Keynes-based squad haven't given up on the title just yet, and why they should be much more competitive in 2015

Ferrari and Shell debut natural-gas derived oil

Last weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix saw Ferrari running a new, higher performing oil from suppliers Shell for the first time. The Shell Helix Ultra race formulation is notable for using natural gas instead of crude oil as its base, providing enhanced cleansing and engine protection, resulting in greater efficiency

Tata Communications achieves first live F1<sup>®</sup> 4K feed over fibre

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, continues to drive technology innovation by becoming the first company to deliver a live 4K feed from a Formula 1® event. This landmark was achieved during Practice Session 1 at the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, where live footage was delivered end-to-end

Kaltenborn Q&A: We've not forgotten how to build good cars

Sauber are in the midst of the worst period in their proud history: the Swiss team have gone 14 races without scoring a point and in Singapore both of their cars failed to reach the finish for the fourth time this season. But team principal Monisha Kaltenborn refuses to be downhearted and insists that, with the right investment, Sauber will prosper once more

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