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2019 Japanese Grand Prix build up thread (Qualifying Now @ 1:00 AM GMT Sunday!)


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#301 Muz Bee

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:34

What is Croft on about? He doesn't know when Gasly started in F1.


Yeah he’s having a bad day even by his own underwhelming standards. Friday B team is pretty hard to listen to tbh.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:35

Hadn't noticed before quite how Sennaesque Yamamoto's helmet is.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:37

Have not noted down exact times, but on the high fuel runs right now Mercedes looks quite a bit quicker than Ferrari and especially Red Bull
Ferrari is down on the straights on those high fuel runs though, so they are definitely running more turned down

Do you have speed trap times Marklar?

#304 TomNokoe

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:37

Really great job from Yamamoto.

Merc quick as expected. Vettel looks comfortable. Albon surprising. Racing Point strong.

#305 Muz Bee

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:40

[quote name="TomNokoe" post="8916197"

I also think it is quite interesting that this forced cancellation might cause a 2021 review of format/scheduling. Quite clear that 4hours of practice is too much![/quote]

Agreed. So much faffing around then tripping over each other when they all go out at the same time. FP1 was refreshingly active today in anticipation of losing FP3. Will be interesting to see how much impact Sunday morning qualifying will have as reducing race weekends to Saturday and Sunday would be cost limiting.

#306 Muz Bee

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:43

Latest generation Honda PU with new fuel isn’t looking like a revolution at this stage.

#307 TomNokoe

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:46

Oh Yamamoto is just LOVELY!!

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:56

Agreed. So much faffing around then tripping over each other when they all go out at the same time. FP1 was refreshingly active today in anticipation of losing FP3. Will be interesting to see how much impact Sunday morning qualifying will have as reducing race weekends to Saturday and Sunday would be cost limiting.

Tend to agree but what happens on F2, 3 and Porsche weekends.

#309 vas04614

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:13

Full engine modes and quali runs in FP2 itself then
 

If there is any problem to run the quali on sunday, the grid will be established following FP2 clasification.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:40

El tifón viene mañana, pero de momento la lluvia ya amenaza los libres 2

 

 

Typhoon will come tomorrow. Meanwhile, the rain is already a thread for FP2.



#311 mangeliiito

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:08

Slept though Fp1 for for time in years. So what did Steiner say to anger the stewards?

#312 Marklar

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:12

Do you have speed trap times Marklar?

Ferrari was 5-7 kph down on the high fuel runs



#313 Baddoer

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:14

Wow absolutely devastating news.

Cancelling FP3 could be disastrous for a lot of teams.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:24

1.28.392 Seb

#315 TF110

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:26

Was that Max's first flying lap?



#316 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:26

Aitken is so easy to listen to and he has quick wit and is clearly knowledgable when he talks

#317 ANF

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:28

Bottas 1.11111111

#318 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:35

what actually happens if it's sunny tomorrow?



#319 Lights

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:36

They all go bowling anyway.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:36

Go on the beach

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:38

Bottas 1.11111111

511?

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:40

7.5k fine for Guenther.

#323 ANF

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:45

511?


More like 00000000.

#324 Marklar

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:49

what actually happens if it's sunny tomorrow?

The ultimate joke would be if it's tomorrow sunny and the typhoon washes sunday away.



#325 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:50

what actually happens if it's sunny tomorrow?

 

Nothing.  Nice day for a walk in the park.  :)

 

PS. Liberty Media found "I want to meet Mr. Toto" lady and brought her into Mercedes garage, hehehehehe.  :lol:   :clap:


Edited by V8 Fireworks, 11 October 2019 - 05:50.


#326 Henri Greuter

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:56

The TOTO knowledge on this board is impressive.

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Fully deserved: for more than 40 years they belong to the top in the music world with achievements few people realize.

Many of the band members participated at the worlds best sold album ever. Some tracks on "Thriller" are close to being Toto with Michael Jackson for the vocals instead of the men themselves.


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#327 ANF

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:56

Gasly still only P17.

#328 Marklar

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:56

Ferrari started race sims very early and have two sets still in spare, looks like they do quali sim right at the end?



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:17

maybe, but with basically a 0% chance of rain on Sunday, focusing on race pace makes way more sense than wasting as much time time for this as other teams do



#330 Rurouni

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:19

Ferrari started race sims very early and have two sets still in spare, looks like they do quali sim right at the end?

Probably every team will do a quali sim (and not hiding any pace) since depending on the track condition on Sunday morning they might have to abort quali and use FP2 times instead. Since track condition is keep improving with more rubber being laid, then the best time to do a quali is at the end of the session. Should be fun to watch.



#331 Marklar

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:20

Probably every team will do a quali sim (and not hiding any pace) since depending on the track condition on Sunday morning they might have to abort quali and use FP2 times instead. Since track condition is keep improving with more rubber being laid, then the best time to do a quali is at the end of the session. Should be fun to watch.

Mercedes already used up all tyres they had  :p



#332 Rurouni

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:25

Mercedes already used up all tyres they had  :p

Maybe they are confident that we will still have quali on Sunday. Yes, it should be dry, but you can never be too careful in this situation.

edit: Ferrari is out on new soft now


Edited by Rurouni, 11 October 2019 - 06:27.


#333 ANF

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:30

Gasly P9.

#334 MJB5990

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:31

Renault must be confident of a Sunday qualifying session. Down in P17 and P18.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:34

I expected the times to be quicker given the circumstances, down on last years pole. Surprised Max was quicker than the Ferraris.

#336 Rurouni

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:34

Btw, what is the rule regarding starting with FP result? do they have free tire choice on race day or must start with at least the same compound (not necessarily the same tire) for the top 10?



#337 mangeliiito

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:37

Ferrari botched that

#338 Marklar

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:39

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#339 Spillage

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:42

You have to wonder why the sport insists on visiting Japan in typhoon season. This seems to be a story every other year.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:51

You have to wonder why the sport insists on visiting Japan in typhoon season. This seems to be a story every other year.

 

As a citizen living in nearby country and also regularly affected by the treat of typhoon, I can tell you the typhoon season usually starts around from mid-May and ends in early November, Therefore there is not much chance a F1 race could escape from it.



#341 GAZF1nut

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:55

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Vettel's pace on mediums looks very strong?

#342 Pimpwerx

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 06:59

As a citizen living in nearby country and also regularly affected by the treat of typhoon, I can tell you the typhoon season usually starts around from mid-May and ends in early November, Therefore there is not much chance a F1 race could escape from it.

This is very true, and typhoon season should only continue to expand, should the oceans continue to warm. Still, I'd think that positioning the race towards the start of the season would make more sense. Make Japan part of the early-season flyaway, before or after the Shanghai race. I trust there's not a threat if snow at that time of year.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:00

Vettel's pace on mediums looks very strong?

Only if they're running a race sim with the engine detuned from the already detuned race mode.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:04

what actually happens if it's sunny tomorrow?

 

In fact the weather would not be really too bad tomorrow noon / early afternoon when the qualifying was originally scheduled.

 

HOWEVER the weather will be bad in late afternoon and it will be really dangerous for those tens of thousands of spectators , track workers or team personals to leave the circuit and travelling back to the hotels.



#345 Henri Greuter

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:04

So that's it for some time to come for F1.

Japan, beware for the revenge of the Whales....

Edited by Henri Greuter, 11 October 2019 - 07:05.


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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:07

This is very true, and typhoon season should only continue to expand, should the oceans continue to warm. Still, I'd think that positioning the race towards the start of the season would make more sense. Make Japan part of the early-season flyaway, before or after the Shanghai race. I trust there's not a threat if snow at that time of year.

I agree, having japan and china back to back makes more sense and would see increased revenue for all parties. The risks of typhoons will only rise as the ocean temperatures go up.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:16

Only if they're running a race sim with the engine detuned from the already detuned race mode.

The top speeds of the Ferrari in the speed traps is some 5-7kph down on the merc, theres plenty more to come when they turn their engine up:)

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:19

As a citizen living in nearby country and also regularly affected by the treat of typhoon, I can tell you the typhoon season usually starts around from mid-May and ends in early November, Therefore there is not much chance a F1 race could escape from it.

 

Good thing the seasons starts in March.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:23

The top speeds of the Ferrari in the speed traps is some 5-7kph down on the merc, theres plenty more to come when they turn their engine up:)

 

They probably gained a decent chunk of time by running flying laps at the end of the session when the track evolution was at its greatest, whereas teams like Mercedes ran their quick laps in the middle of the session.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:35

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