The Tough Times of Takuma Sato Some drivers crack under the pressure of driving in front of their home crowd. Others rise to the occasion and put in their best performance. Judging by the past three Japanese Grands Prix, Takuma Sato is about to have his best race of the year. It will also be his penultimate race with BAR-Honda, and you can expect some rather abusive banners on that topic from Taku's fans. So where did it all go wrong, and why? BY ADAM COOPER
Q & A with BAT's Gary Carey At the Italian GP last month there was confusion over the status of tobacco branding. Since then, Philip Morris has committed to the sport for an additional five year while BAT has sold its shares in BAR to Honda. With mutterings of challenges to the legality of EU advertising bans, the future of tobacco funding in F1 remains up in the air. Tony Dodgins discussed the tobacco situation with BAT's Head of Sponsorship, Gary Carey
BY TONY DODGINS
Revenge of the Yellow Teapot Renault began its Formula One adventure back in 1976, but only this year the French carmaker has enjoyed the success of finally clinching a Championship title as a constructor. Thomas O'Keefe pays tribute to the French manufacturer
The 2005 Japanese Grand Prix Preview With the drivers' title already clinched, the attention is now switched to the Constructors' Championship, with McLaren and Renault ready to continue their fight at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. Tom Keeble previews the race and rates the teams' chances of success ahead of the eighteenth round of 2005
BY TOM KEEBLE
Japan Facts & Stats How good is it looking for McLaren to clinch the constructors' title? What are the odds that Fernando Alonso's record as youngest champion is beaten in a near future? And what happened 21 years ago?