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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc (front) and Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, on Sunday
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Apr 8, 2024
Leclerc delighted with Ferrari strategy in Japan
Despite being voted Driver of the Day, Leclerc dropped down to third in the driver's standings with 59 points.
Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda competes in the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday as the race's spring debut saw cherry blossoms greet the 20 drivers on the Formula One grid.
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Apr 7, 2024
Tsunoda becomes first Japanese F1 driver to score a point at home since 2012
Tsunoda’s deep knowledge of the track paid off and Max Verstappen's Honda-powered Red Bull took the win.
Haas team principal Ayao Komatsu during a practice session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. Komatsu is the first Japanese to hold the top position at a non-Japanese F1 team.
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Apr 7, 2024
Tokyo native Ayao Komatsu brings ‘calm’ and ‘focus’ to improving Haas F1 team
The impact is apparent three months into leadership change that made Komatsu team principal.
Yuki Tsunoda will be looking to earn points at his home race for the first time when he starts 10th for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix.
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Apr 6, 2024
Tsunoda qualifies 10th as he eyes points at Japanese Grand Prix
A loud cheer from the 77,000 fans at Suzuka Circuit could be heard over the roar of Tsunoda’s Honda engine after he secured his top 10 position.
Ayumu Iwasa says his target is to be in F1 as a regular driver and become world champion.
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Apr 5, 2024
RB’s Iwasa eager for more after first taste of an F1 weekend at Suzuka
The Osaka Prefecture native logged a fastest lap of 1:32.103 for RB, putting him 16th among the 20 drivers in the session
Yuki Tsunoda attends a promotional event ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, in Tokyo on Wednesday.
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Apr 5, 2024
Japan favorite Tsunoda looks to shift career into higher gear at Suzuka
Without a race seat yet for 2025, the driver's future is up in the air.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action during the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, on Sept. 24.
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Apr 4, 2024
Cherry blossoms greet F1 on eve of spring debut at Suzuka
Red Bull's Max Verstappen will be looking to reestablish a pecking order that has him firmly on top.
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz Jr., RB's Yuki Tsunoda, Red Bull's Max Verstappen, Williams' Alexander Albon, Mercedes' George Russell and Alpine's Pierre Gasly during a news conference in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, on Thursday
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Apr 4, 2024
Five drivers to watch this weekend at Suzuka
The battles that take place further down the grid promise plenty of excitement this weekend.
Kenji Tanaka uses a method of paper stenciling called Ise katagami that began in the region more than 1,000 years ago.
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Apr 3, 2024
In Suzuka, artist hopes Formula One can revive ancient Japanese craft
Kenji Tanaka uses an ancient method of paper stenciling called Ise katagami to create model F1 cars.
The start of the Japanese Grand Prix on Sept. 24 last year.
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Feb 2, 2024
Japanese Grand Prix race staying at Suzuka until at least 2029
Suzuka is a hugely popular circuit with drivers but its place on the calendar had been questioned with recent talk of a street race in Osaka.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen during a practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix. Saudi Aramco has perhaps the most visible presence among fossil fuel giants at Formula One races as one of the series' top sponsors.
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Sep 30, 2023
F1 says it will reach net zero by 2030. But can it shake its polluting image?
Formula One's pledge faces myriad challenges, including its long-standing ties to some of the world's dirtiest fossil fuel companies.
Fans shoot Friday's second practice session at Suzuka Circuit.
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Sep 25, 2023
Amateur race photographers thrive at Suzuka Circuit
The famed Japanese speedway's "cameraman seats" were launched 10 years ago as a way to accommodate both hobbyist shooters and regular race fans.
AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda waves to the crowd prior to the start of the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Sep 24, 2023
In pictures: Race day at the Japanese Grand Prix
Here's a selection of photos from around Suzuka Circuit as Formula One roars into Japan.
Ayrton Senna (center) of Brazil talks with his McLaren team member during the final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circut in Mie Prefecture on Oct. 29, 1988.
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Sep 24, 2023
The Japanese GP: Often the scene of title deciders — and controversy
For an event often defined by drama, the stakes won’t be quite as high starting next year as the race settles into its spring date.
Yuki Tsunoda in action during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday at Suzuka Circuit.
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Sep 23, 2023
Tsunoda thrills home fans in qualifying ninth for Japanese GP
Still, it was Max Verstappen’s day, as the Red Bull ace wowed the 79,000 fans at the racetrack on his way to pole position in 1:28.877.
Many of Yuki Tsunoda's fans gathered around the second corner at Suzuka Circuit.
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Sep 23, 2023
In pictures: Day 2 of the Japanese Grand Prix
A selection of photos from The Japan Times, including a sneak peek into the garage of Yuki Tsunoda's AlphaTauri team.
Yuki Tsunoda arrives at Suzuka Circuit on Friday ahead of the first practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Sep 23, 2023
AlphaTauri makes it official: Yuki Tsunoda keeps seat for 2024
The Japanese driver's immediate future in Formula One is secure, with his AlphaTauri team confirming that his contract has been finalized for 2024.
AlphaTauri crew members rehearse their pit stops ahead of Friday's practice sessions at Suzuka Circuit.
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Sep 22, 2023
Gallery: Suzuka Circuit comes alive as Japanese GP practice begins
Friday's strong turnout suggested that an unforgettable weekend will be in store for Formula One fans.
Yuki Tsunoda takes part in a practice session on Day 1 of the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, on Friday.
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Sep 22, 2023
Tsunoda races into Suzuka as his F1 career reaches critical stage
The driver's homecoming to a track he knows all too well comes as his long-term future at the pinnacle of motorsport remains uncertain.
Former Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel (left) helps Lewis Hamilton prepare the Mercedes team's "bee hotel" at Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture on Thursday.
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Sep 22, 2023
Sebastian Vettel creates a buzz in Japan amid biodiversity crisis
The retired former champion invited current F1 drivers to make a small contribution to nature by building "bee hotels" next to the Suzuka Circuit track.

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