Saved by the rain
October 2003 News
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31 October: 8 'n' Pole: Quotes from the 2003 8 'n' Pole competition Winners and Top 10 ... Quotes
23 October: Best & Worst of 2003 - It is that time of year again when you tell us the best and worst of 2003 ... Your Say
23 October: Senna vs. Schumacher - George and Mathew have been debating it for a while, now you can have your say
20 October: Teams and Drivers - The 2004 Team and Driver line-up page is now available ... 2004 Line-up
17 October: 8 'n' Pole: Alli wins the 2003 8 'n' Pole Competition just a single point ahead of vexxev, amenlo and flyingcave ... Overall Results ... Japan Results .. Popular Picks
16 October: 2004 Formula 1 Calendar (revised) - 18 races as Canada is re-instated on a provisional basis. Nurburgring and Imola swapped ... 2004 Schedule
16 October: The World Motor Sport Council decided the following amendments to the 2004 Regulations:
Race Weekend Schedule
During both sessions all teams, other than those who finished in the top four positions of the previous year’s World Championship for Constructors, will be permitted to run a third car provided any driver of this car:
If one of the team’s nominated drivers is deemed unable to drive at some stage after the end initial scrutineering, and the stewards agree to a change of driver, the driver of a third car may take part in the remainder of the Event. Under such circumstances a driver who started the Event as a “third” driver would have to continue with the same engine for the remainder of the Event.
The requirements of Article 60 concerning car livery will not apply to the third car being used during these two sessions but will apply should this car be used as the team’s spare car during the remainder of the event.
Tyre use and allocation
Each driver will be allocated three sets of dry-weather tyres for use on Friday, these may not be used at any other time during the Event. No tyres from the remaining seven sets may be used on Friday.
The choice of dry-weather tyre for qualifying and race must be made by 09.00 on Saturday (either specification of tyre may be used for the free practice sessions on Saturday). However, if both Friday sessions are declared wet this choice may be postponed until 13.00 on Saturday.
The number of wet-weather tyres available to each driver during the Event will remain the same at twenty-eight, fourteen front and fourteen rear.
Extreme weather tyres will continue to be permitted but, as now, may only be used when authorised.
Parc fermé procedures
Number of drivers per car
Pit lane speed limit
13 October: Your Say: Your thoughts on the Japanese GP
13 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Sunday Press Conference
12 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Sunday Team and Driver Quotes
12 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Race: Rubens
Barrichello wins the race ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard.
Jenson Button, Jarno Trulli, Takuma Sato, Cristiano da Matta and Michael
Schumacher make the top 8 ... Results
11 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Saturday Team and Driver Quotes
11 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Saturday Press Conference from the FIA in pdf
11 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying - Dry to wet conditions: Rubens Barrichello grabs Pole position ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya and Cristiano da Matta. Olivier Panis, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen make the top 8. Michael Schumacher qualifies in 14th ... Results ... Report
11 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Second Saturday Practice: Ralf Schumacher sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya and Michael Schumacher. Jarno Trulli, Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen, Olivier Panis and Fernando Alonso make the top 8 ... Results
11 October: Japanese Grand Prix - First Saturday Practice: Ralf Schumacher sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. Juan Pablo Montoya, Nick Heidfeld, Cristiano da Matta, Justin Wilson and Jenson Button make the top 8 ... Results
10 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Friday Press Conference - from the FIA in pdf
10 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Friday Team and Driver Quotes
10 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Friday Qualifying: Jarno Trulli grabs provisional pole ahead of Ralf Schumacher and Michael Schumacher. David Coulthard, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Rubens Barrichello and Juan Pablo Montoya make the top 8 ... Results ... Report
10 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Friday Practice: Jarno Trulli sets the fastest time of the session ahead of Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard. Rubens Barrichello, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Juan Pablo Montoya and Mark Webber make the top 8 ... Results ... Report
9 October: Japanese Grand Prix - Thursday Press Conference from the FIA in pdf
9 October: Teams and Drivers: Jacques Villeneuve pulls out of the Japanese Grand Prix and is replaced by Takuma Sato ... Full Story
9 October: The Heretic: "Saved by the rain" - The Heretic reviews the US GP and previews the Italian GP - Issue 17
8 October: Controversy Corner: "The season's almost over" - In his final issue this season, the Quali-flyer reviews the 2003 season
8 October: Japanese Grand Prix - "Both titles are still up for grabs" ... Race Preview
4 October: 8 'n' Pole: Alli takes the lead following the round of USA. 1 round to go with 2 points separating the top 3! ... Overall Results ... USA Results ... Popular Picks ... Register