The first-lap crash between Jules Bianchi and Giedo van der Garde, Jean-Eric Vergne’s fire in qualifying and more were captured on video by fans in Japan.
Pic has a moment
Charles Pic runs wide in second practice as another car slows down in front of him.
Vergne’s brakes fire
Jean-Eric Vergne bring Q1 to a halt with his rear brakes on fire.
A selection of classic Honda-powered F1 cars tour the track before the start.
Raikkonen is pushed through the field to his grid slot for the start of the race.
Romain Grosjean and Lewis Hamilton blast alongside the slow-starting Red Bulls as the lights go out.
This view gives a glimpse of how Bianchi and Van der Garde crashed out on the first lap.
A wide view of turn one and two at the start.
Lotus’s pit stops were a bit iffy earlier in the year but this one for Grosjean looks super-slick.
Webber passes Grosjean
After several laps of effort, Mark Webber takes second place off Grosjean.
Esteban Gutierrez came to a stop after the race in which he claimed his first ever points for seventh place.
Vettel celebrates fourth Suzuka win
The win went to Sebastian Vettel once again, and afterwards he celebrated with the fans again.
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8 comments on “2013 Japanese Grand Prix fans’ video gallery”
Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid)
16th October 2013, 10:11
Some really great videos here. I particularly enjoy the one that sheds light on the van der Garde/Bianchi incident. To me it looks like Giedo goes in too deep on the brakes and collects Bianchi, or possibly Bianchi braked quite early, but even if so it was at the first corner of the entire race, van der Garde should have been anticipating such things.
16th October 2013, 10:45
His version of the story is that he was getting squeezed by the Marussias and he braked early to get out of that, but Bianchi turned in quite earlier and just clipped his front wing.
I do like how the recovery vehicle starts moving even before the field has passed and before Bianchi has come to a halt.
Mike Dee (@mike-dee)
16th October 2013, 11:14
On the 7th video (wide view of turns 1 and 2 at the start), I really like how quickly the marshals get into action as Bianchi and Van Der Garde crash – basically while the cars are still sliding!
The video also shows why Webber had to pit earlier than Vettel – from lap 2 onwards, Vettel kept a much greater distance to Webber than Webber did to Grosjean.
16th October 2013, 14:56
@mike-dee yeah , these marshals are truly amazing…. so aware of what happened , so passionate and SO FAST!!! easy the best marshals of the year so far.
Mike Dee (@mike-dee)
16th October 2013, 11:15
The “Webber passes Grosjean” video actually first shows the pass of Vettel on Grosjean, and then the pass of Webber on Grosjean. @keithcollantine
Iestyn Davies (@fastiesty)
16th October 2013, 20:38
Looking at the back of the grid clash, it would appear to me that Chilton could have given VDG a bit more room and thus more chance of not colliding with Bianchi.
17th October 2013, 3:37
Loooved the MP4/6 vid! Sonic pron!
17th October 2013, 4:12
I particularity enjoyed the Vettel video. THank you!
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