FANDOM


The 2015 Japanese Grand Prix (formally the 2015 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix)[1] was the 14th round of the 2015 Formula One Season. It was the 31st running of the Japanese Grand Prix as a round in the championship. It was held between 25 September and 27 September, 2015.


BackgroundEdit

Medium and hard tyres were used by the drivers for the race.[2][3]

Like Monaco, the Japanese Grand Prix has only one DRS zone, being on the start/finish straight.[1]

After his collision with Felipe Massa in the Singapore Grand Prix, Nico Hülkenberg was given a three-place grid penalty.[4]

Being the first Japanese Grand Prix since Jules Bianchi's crash in the previous year's event that left him passing away in July 2015,[5] Marussia announced that they would mark their return in "a very private way".[6] Additionally, Lotus had to get hospitality from other teams for Thursday, after their equipment were late arriving, along with the fact that they could not use their hospitality unit when it was not paid in time due to problems with the team's money.[7] Meanwhile, Sergio Pérez was confirmed to be driving for Force India in 2016.[8]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W06 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Infiniti Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB11 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF15-T Ferrari 059/3 P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren Honda McLaren MP4-30 Honda RA615H Hybrid P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM08 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR10 Renault Energy F1-2015 P
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03 Ferrari 059/3 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber C34 Ferrari 059/3 P
Free Practice 1 only
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus F1 Team Lotus E23 Hybrid Mercedes PU106B Hybrid P
source

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No Driver Team FP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault No Time 13 1:49.097 4 1:34.497 3
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:50.519 4 1:50.268 5 1:35.222 8
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 1:50.077 3 1:48.300 2 1:33.995 1
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:51.212 7 1:50.319 6 1:35.082 6
8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes DNP 1:52.534 15 1:35.602 9
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:53.820 9 1:51.934 13 1:36.199 13
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes No Time 15 1:52.070 14 1:36.430 17
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:54.013 11 1:50.968 9 1:36.919 18
13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes No Time 17 1:51.557 10 1:36.307 15
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda No Time 16 1:55.239 17 1:36.360 16
19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:52.288 8 1:52.765 16 1:34.934 5
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:55.678 12 1:51.861 12 1:36.174 12
26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 1:49.938 2 1:48.277 1 1:36.294 14
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes No Time 14 1:51.674 11 1:36.110 11
28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari No Time 19 1:58.059 18 1:39.653 19
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes No Time 18 DNP DNP
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:50.940 6 1:50.542 8 1:35.160 7
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:50.722 5 1:48.853 3 1:34.292 2
53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari No Time 20 1:59.419 19 1:39.819 20
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 1:49.434 1 1:50.418 7 1:35.963 10
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:53.964 10 No Time 20 1:34.797 4
Source: [9][10][11]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 21:33.015 11:32.632 11:32.584 1
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 11:32.844 21:32.789 21:32.660 2
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 41:34.326 51:33.416 31:33.024 3
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 71:34.431 61:33.844 41:33.245 4
5 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 91:34.744 41:33.377 51:33.337 5
6 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 31:34.171 31:33.361 61:33.347 6
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 61:34.399 71:34.153 71:33.497 7
8 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 51:34.398 101:34.278 81:33.967 8
9 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 121:35.001 81:34.174 9No time 9
10 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 81:34.646 91:34.201 10No time PL
11 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 131:35.328 111:34.390 13
12 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 111:34.873 121:34.453 10
13 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 101:34.796 131:34.497 11
14 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 141:35.467 141:34.785 12
15 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 151:34.522 15No time 17
16 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 161:35.664 14
17 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 171:35.673 15
18 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 181:35.760 16
19 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 191:38.783 18
NC 53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 201:47.114 19
107% time: 1:39.386
Source: [12]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Nico Rosberg 2
______________ Lewis Hamilton
Row 2 3 ______________
Valtteri Bottas 4
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 3 5 ______________
Felipe Massa 6
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 4 7 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 8
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 5 9 ______________
Sergio Pérez 10
______________ Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Row 6 11 ______________
Pastor Maldonado 12
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 7 13 ______________
Nico Hülkenberg 14
______________ Jenson Button
Row 8 15 ______________
Marcus Ericsson 16
______________ Felipe Nasr
Row 9 17 ______________
Max Verstappen 18
______________ Will Stevens
Row 10 19 ______________
Alexander Rossi 20
______________ Daniil Kvyat
  • Kvyat started the race from the pitlane due to a heavy crash in Q3.
  • Nico Hülkenberg dropped 3 places due to a collision with Felipe Massa at the previous race.
  • Max Verstappen dropped 3 places due to parking in an unsafe place.
  • Alexander Rossi, despite not setting a qualifying time above 107%, was allowed to start the race.

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 53 1:28:06.508 2 25
2 6 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 53 +18.964 1 18
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 53 +20.850 4 15
4 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 53 +33.768 6 12
5 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 53 +36.746 3 10
6 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Force India-Mercedes 53 +55.559 13 8
7 8 France Romain Grosjean United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 53 +72.298 8 6
8 13 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 53 +73.575 11 4
9 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 53 +95.315 17 2
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 52 + 1 lap 10 1
11 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 52 + 1 lap 12
12 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez India Force India-Mercedes 52 + 1 lap 9
13 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Austria Red Bull-Renault 52 + 1 lap PL
14 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 52 + 1 lap 15
15 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault 52 + 1 lap 7
16 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 52 + 1 lap 14
17 19 Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 51 + 2 laps 5
18 53 United States Alexander Rossi United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 51 + 2 laps 19
19 28 United Kingdom Will Stevens United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 50 + 3 laps 18
20 12 Brazil Felipe Nasr Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 49 DNF 16
Source: [13]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 277
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 229
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 218
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 119
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 111
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 97
7 Russia Daniil Kvyat 58
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 73
9 France Romain Grosjean 44 ▲1
10 Mexico Sergio Pérez 39 ▼1
11 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 38 ▲1
12 Netherlands Max Verstappen 32 ▼1
13 Brazil Felipe Nasr 17
14 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 16
15 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 12 ▲1
16 Spain Fernando Alonso 11 ▼1
17 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 9
18 United Kingdom Jenson Button 6
19 Spain Roberto Merhi 0
20 United Kingdom Will Stevens 0
21 United States Alexander Rossi 0
Source:
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 Germany Mercedes 506
2 Italy Ferrari 337
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 208
4 Austria Red Bull-Renault 139
5 India Force India-Mercedes 77
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Mercedes 60
7 Italy Toro Rosso-Renault 44
8 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 26
9 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 17
10 United Kingdom Marussia-Ferrari 0
Source:

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2015 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/races/2015/Japan.html. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. "Pirelli move to supersoft tyres for Russian round". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 9 September 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/headlines/2015/9/pirelli-move-to-supersoft-tyres-for-russian-round.html. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. "Japanese Grand Prix Preview: Suzuka, September 24-27, 2015". Pirelli. Pirelli & C. S.p.A.. 21 September 2015. http://www.pirelli.com/corporate/en/press/2015/09/21/japanese-grand-prix-preview-suzuka-september-24-27-2015/. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  4. Saunders, Nate (20 September 2015). "Nico Hulkenberg frustrated with Massa collision penalty". ESPN UK (ESPN). http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/13700313/nico-hulkenberg-frustrated-massa-collision-penalty. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  5. "F1 driver Jules Bianchi dies from injuries sustained in crash at Japanese Grand Prix". The Guardian. 18 July 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/17/f1-driver-jules-bianchi-dies-from-injuries-sustained-in-crash-at-japanese-grand-prix. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  6. "Manor to mark Suzuka return 'in private' in F1 Japanese Grand Prix". 22 September 2015. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120937. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. Barretto, Lawrence (24 September 2015). "Lotus F1 team's freight arrives late to Suzuka for Japanese GP". http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120962. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  8. "Sahara Force India confirms Sergio Perez for 2016". forceindiaf1.com (Sahara Force India F1 Team). 23 September 2015. http://forceindiaf1.com/news?pageId=5f0e54da-456e-464c-961e-a7c074f02971. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  9. "2015 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 25 September 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-japan-results/practice-1.html. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  10. "2015 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 25 September 2015. http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/championship/results/2015-race-results/2015-japan-results/practice-2.html. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  11. "2015 Japanese Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration).
  12. "2015 Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration).
  13. "2015 Japanese Grand Prix – Race results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration).
V T E 2015 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
Cars SF15-T • VJM08 • E23 Hybrid • MR03B • MP4-30 • W06 Hybrid • RB11 • C34 • STR10 • FW37
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Austria • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Russia • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Jerez • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3 • Spielberg • Abu Dhabi
See also 2014 Formula One Season • 2016 Formula One Season • Category
Japan Japanese Grand Prix
Circuits Fuji (1976–1977, 2007–2008), Suzuka (1987–2006, 2009–present)
SuzukaCircuit2005
Races 197619771978–1986 • 19871988198919901991199219931994 • 19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017


v·d·e Nominate this page for Featured Article

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.