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THE WEEKLY JOURNAL - VOLUME 11, ISSUE 41 - OCT 12TH 2005
 
Changing Tyres, Changing Rules

This year's 'endurance' tyres have been a major factor in shaking up the established order in F1. Quite how big a factor, nobody is quite sure: Would Ferrari and have won the World Championship, had they been on Michelins this year? Tony Dodgins takes a look at the FIA's surprising proposal to return to race tyre changing: Would it immediately put the red cars back in the ballpark? And what are the chances of the proposal being voted through?
BY TONY DODGINS
For the Pride of My Nation
The debut of Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum's A1 Grand Prix series was received with mixed reactions, some rejecting the concept of a 'World Cup of Motorsport' while others see it as a breath of fresh air in the corportate-driven world of racing. Subsequently, though, it will be the fans who will determine whether the concept is a success or a failure. 17-year-old Daniel McCalla made the trip to Germany last weekend to support Great Britain in the second round of the 2005 championship. He came back with lifetime memories and some shattered illusions
BY DANIEL MCCALLA
Japanese GP Review
The Suzuka circuit provided a thrilling Japanese Grand Prix, in which Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso demonstrated why they have been the top two drivers this year. Autosport-Atlas's Tom Keeble reviews the events and results from the penultimate race of 2005
BY TOM KEEBLE
  Restoring the Pedigree
There was a lot of politics during the Japanese Grand Prix weekend, but at the end of the day everyone will remember the superb drives of Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Richard Barnes reviews how F1 restored its pedigree of pure racing excitement
BY RICHARD BARNES
Chinese GP Preview
The 2005 season comes to an end in China, with Renault and McLaren in a thrilling and close battle to take the constructors' title. With only two points between them, everything is to play for. Tom Keeble previews the race and rates the teams' chances of success
BY TOM KEEBLE
  China Facts, Stats
Kimi Raikkonen's victory in Japan was spectacular, but how good it was in statistical terms? And how did he manage it? And what happened in F1 18 years ago? Marcel Schot brings the answers and more anecdotes ahead of the final round of the 2005 season
BY MARCEL SCHOT
 
  • 2005 Charts Center
    By Michele Lostia
  • 2005 SuperStats
    By David Wright
  • The Race in Action
    By Marcel Borsboom
  • Japanese Gaps Chart
  • Japanese Laps Chart
  • Japanese Laptimes (V)
  • Japanese Laptimes (H)
  •   ASK NIGEL
    Will we ever have true privateers back in F1?

    Memories of Spa 1998

    Time to ban refuelling!

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