On This Day In F1 ~ Like Father, Like Son. Damon Hill became Formula 1's first second generation World Drivers Champion when he piloted his Williams F1 car to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 13, 1996. Hill followed in his dad Grahm Hill's footsteps, who took championships in 1962 and 1968. #F1 #Formula1 #JapaneseGrandPrix #DamonHill #WilliamsF1 #GrahamHill
On this day on ~ Ayrton Senna was announced as Damon Hill's team-mate for the 1994 season at the Williams team on October For Senna, it was to be a tragically short season, as he was killed the next May in a crash at
On This Day In ~ Fernando Alonso and the Renault team won the World Constructors' Championship and capped off the World Drivers Championship at the Chinese Grand Prix on October ending five years of dominance by Michael Schumacher and Ferrari.
On This Day in F1 ~ Schumacher Drives Into The History Books. Michael Schumacher piloted his Ferrari F2003 into the Formula 1 history books and secured his record-breaking 6th World Drivers Champioship at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka on October 12, 2003, surpassing the record set by Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957. This was also Schumacher's fourth consecutive World Driver's title. #F1 #ScuderiaFerrari #RedSeason #MichaelSchumacher #OnThisDay
On this day in F1, October 10th 2004- Michael Schumacher painted the Suzuka Circuit Ferrari red when he powered his Ferrari F2004 to pole and won the Japanese Grand Prix on the same day. Typhoon Ma-on had hit the circuit on Saturday, meaning qualifying was postponed until the morning of race day. The race itself was relatively straightforward, with Schumacher leading his brother Ralf throughout but never coming under threat in dry conditions. #OnThisDay #Suzuka #RedSeason
On This Day In ~ Button Storms To World Championship. Jensen Button stormed through the field from to in his Brawn Mercedes at the Brazilian Grand Prix on October 2009 and fulfilled his boyhood dream of winning the World Drivers Championship.
October 9, 2005 ~ Raikkonen wins "the race of the decade" at Suzuka. Kimi Raikkonen scythed his way through the field at the Japanese GP in his McLaren-Mercedes after a rain drenched qualifying session put him 17th on the starting grid. Kimi passed Michael Schumacher on the outside of the 180mph 130R corner on his way to victory, and later said ""I think that was one of my best races ever... I really enjoyed myself." #F1 #KimiRaikkonen #JapaneseGP #OnThisDay
October 8, 2000 ~ Michael Schumacher stormed to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix, and took Ferrari's first drivers' championship in over 20 years. McLaren's Mika Häkkinen finished second, with teammate David Coulthard finishing third. Schumacher's win confirmed him as 2000 Drivers' Champion, as Häkkinen could not surpass Schumacher's points total with only one race remaining. #MichaelSchumacher #JapaneseGP #SuzukaCircuit #ScuderiaFerrari #RedSeason #OnThisDay
Oct 7, 2007 ~ Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a World Drivers' Championship hit the rocks when he spun his McLaren MP4-22 off a damp track at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, allowing Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to win the race and ultimately the title at the finale in Brazil. "You cannot go through life without making mistakes," Hamilton commented after the race. #F1 #Formula1 #ChineseGP #LewisHamilton #McLarenF1 #KimiRaikkonen #ScuderiaFerrari #F2007 #OnThisDay