Sebastian Vettel has built-up a remarkable streak of five consecutive wins.Christian Horner, Formula 1, Japan GP, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel
A frustrated and dejected Jorge Lorenzo says it is now “close to impossible” for him to retain his MotoGP world championship.
At best Lorenzo feels he can only delay the inevitable and intends to crank out his trademark 100% effort in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix in a bid to do that.Australian GP, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
Nico Hulkenberg put in another storming drive for Sauber in Japan, running fourth for much of the race before dropping to sixth after Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen passed him in the closing laps.
Hulkenberg, who has now finished fifth, ninth, fourth and sixth in the last four races, said he wasn’t too upset to lose places so close to the flag.
“We shouldn’t be too disappointed,” he said. “I think we did everything we could, and my tires were just giving up a little bit. We were fighting obviously all through the race. Just after the stop I was surprised that I was able to pull away a bit from Fernando, but he was also trying to save his tires a bit for the end.Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Japanese GP, Nico Hulkenberg, Suzuka
Marc Marquez could make MotoGP history in Australia next weekend, having amassed enough points to be able to clinch an historic rookie world title. In Malaysia on Sunday, he finished second following a battle with Jorge Lorenzo.
As Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa won the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle GP, teammate Marquez found up to second place after swapping positions with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo on various occasions.Malaysian GP, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Sepang
Following Sunday’s draining 20-lap MotoGP race at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo said he had given it his best shot at Sepang but he could not compete with his Repsol Honda rivals.
Lorenzo made an excellent start to the race as he so often does, overtaking Dani Pedrosa early on lap one after his rival had taken the hole-shot.
Having started in fourth on the grid, Lorenzo held the lead in the early stages before Pedrosa made his move and took over at the front, the Honda rider eventually running away with the victory by 2.7s.Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Malaysian GP, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Sepang, Valentino Rossi