The Korean F1 Grand Prix will take place at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, on Sunday October 6. Practice and qualifying sessions will take place on Friday and Saturday. The lap record of 1:39.605 was set by Sebastien Vettel in 2011. For more information visit formula1.com.
Date: 6 October 2013
Venue: Korea International Circuit
State: South Jeolla
Country: South Korea
With practice and qualifying events taking place on Friday and Saturday, the Singapore Grand Prix is set to happen on Sunday 22 September on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The race covers a distance of 309.316 km, being 61 laps of the 5.073 km circuit. The current lap record of 1:45.599 was set in 2008 by Kimi Raikkonen. For more information visit formula1.com
Date: 22 September 2013
Venue: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Covering a distance of 306.63 km (70 laps), the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix will take place on July 28, with practice and qualifying sessions taking place on Friday and Saturday July 26 and 27. The current lap record of 1:19.071 was set by Michael Schumacher in 2004. For more information visit www.formula1.com
Date: 28 July 2013
With practice and qualifying sessions taking place on Friday and Saturday, the F1 German Grand Prix takes place on Sunday July 7 at 2pm at Nurburgring. The race consists of 60 laps, covering a distance of 308.623 km. The current lap record of 1:29.468 was set in 2004 by Michael Schumacher.
Date: 7 July 2013
After leading for fifty laps of the eighty lap Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach on Sunday, Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver ever to win an IndyCar championship race. Driving the #14 car for AJ Foyt Racing, Sato crossed the finish line ahead of Graham Rahal, with Justin Wilson, Dario Franchitti and JR Hildebrand taking third, fourth and fifth places. Sato started the race in fourth position and clocked up an average speed of 85.763 mph, scoring 53 points for the race. In a post-race interview Sato noted that it had been a perfect weekend, commending his team for doing a tremendous job and saying that he had been comfortable in the car and was able to “push everything”.
Born in Toyko in January 1977, Takuma Sato started his racing career on two wheels, winning a number of national junior championships for bicycle racing. He was 19 when he starting karting in Japan, moving up into the All-Japan Formula Three Championship for part of a season before moving to England in 1998 in pursuit of a European racing career. After competing in the British Formula Three Championship for two full seasons during which time he won the championship in 2001, Sato graduated to Formula One in 2002, enjoying a measure of success during his seven years, but losing his seat when Super Aguri withdrew from F1 due to financial difficulties. Sato signed with KV Racing Technology, driving for the team in both 2010 and 2011, finishing the season 21st and 13th respectively. In 2012 he drove for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, finishing 14th for the season, and signed with AJ Foyt’s team for 2013.
The current top five in the 2013 IndyCar Championship are Helio Castroneves (99 points); Takuma Sato (93 points); Scott Dixon (89 points); Marco Andretti (87 points); and Justin Wilson (81 points). The next IndyCar Series event is the Sao Paulo Indy 300 in Sao Paulo, Brazil – the home country of Helio Castroneves.