The Official Japanese GP 2019 **Spoilers**

The Official Japanese GP 2019 **Spoilers**

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Deesee

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2,911 posts

29 months

Tuesday 8th October
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TV SKY

|https://thumbsnap.com/3qnIg8py[/url]

Uk time, Broadcast for Quali 1.30am Sunday, Race 4.10am

TV C4



Circuit Map


|https://thumbsnap.com/I39Re1aY[/url]




Weather update

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/f1/11...

Weather (with track temp chart)

http://www.myweather2.com/Motor-Racing/Japan/Suzuk...

Pole lap 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoCca4kUTf4

Highlights 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRTmuPOhaIA

Tyres





Edited by Deesee on Friday 11th October 06:58

Deesee

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2,911 posts

29 months

Tuesday 8th October
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The iconic figure of eight returns!

35th Japanese GP!

The track gives a shake down and an examination of any car and set up, aero efficiency is key in the first half of the lap, while the second puts the emphasis on horse power (+KW!), it contains a pretty even distribution of corners from low speed to high speed turns.

To cope with the huge lateral loads Pirelli brings its three hardest compounds.

Pole has traditionally give a 50% chance of winning, although since the turn of the century its roughly 2/3 rds.

Since the return here in 2009 only two teams have taken pole, Red Bull & Mercedes, and winning the race Red Bull & Mercedes & Mclaren (2011).

Red Bull have struggled with car set up on circuits with high curbs (and bumps), the front wing adjustment they have to make is causing quali problems, if they get it right they may contend.

Mercedes, masters of the corners and corner exit speeds, I can see a 1/2 here, especially if they can shed some downforce.

Ferrari, huge advantage on the back straight with the top end speed, Seb may surprise with a pole and win.

Midfield, I expect Renault to win this battle, but the Racing Point all round ability may put them up into good points scoring territory.

Drew106

901 posts

91 months

Tuesday 8th October
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I hope it goes ahead! Love the Japanese GP.

I imagine it will be a administrative nightmare if the GP is cancelled. Feel bad for anyone who has made the trip out there.

Deesee

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29 months

Tuesday 8th October
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parabolica

5,100 posts

130 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Fingers crossed they can still race; I'm moving house this weekend and only just realised it was race week; luckily it's all on early enough that my move won't interfere with my F1!

rdjohn

3,716 posts

141 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Always worth getting up early for.

The weather forecast for Sunday looks OK, but qually might be fun.

TheDeuce

3,135 posts

12 months

Tuesday 8th October
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rdjohn said:
Always worth getting up early for.

The weather forecast for Sunday looks OK, but qually might be fun.
Always worth getting up for indeed - although I'll be giving P1 at 2am a miss I think! Unless I manage to stay awake for it..

Weather is so unpredictable right now though, god knows what will actually happen. I think rain is a foregone conclusion at some point saturday/sunday which is great. But not if enough of the typhoon remains/hits to actually cancel the race, or worse quali and the race. For the first time this season I'm crossing finger hoping the weather isn't too bad!

Mr_Thyroid

1,756 posts

173 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Heavy rain forecast for quali but the typhoon is due to be at its height overnight, and to have passed completely passed by Sunday morning, so unless there's damage to the circuit or facilities it looks like the race should go ahead. I guess quali is in danger of being moved to Sunday morning.

Mr_Thyroid

1,756 posts

173 months

Tuesday 8th October
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If Mercedes finish 1-2 they clinch the constructors title.

budgie smuggler

3,833 posts

105 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Deesee said:
Nice! Just found there's a better quality copy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2LYWKY-mcw

Fingers crossed for them in the race.

TheDeuce

3,135 posts

12 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Mr_Thyroid said:
Heavy rain forecast for quali but the typhoon is due to be at its height overnight, and to have passed completely passed by Sunday morning, so unless there's damage to the circuit or facilities it looks like the race should go ahead. I guess quali is in danger of being moved to Sunday morning.
That's based on the storms projected path and closing speed, I wouldn't expect it to be all that accurate this far off. Structural damage seems unlikely at least - I assume they build their facilities with these storms in mind, certainly survived a few decent hammering before now smile

I expect it will come to nothing significant in the end, these things normally do - which is great as it means rather than a disrupted schedule or cancellation, we will instead just have a load of rain to spice things up. If on the other hand it really did reach the track still with gust speeds of 100mph+, that really would be game over for racing. The chances of it arriving during a scheduled session and also still carrying such power must be fairly remote though.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,637 posts

142 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Hoping for an uninterrupted Qually, got a ton of work to do in the garden so need to get up and get it enjoyed!

Deesee

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29 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Suzuka-Circuit have tweeted that the timings and content (via google translate), may change over the weekend....

https://twitter.com/suzuka_live/status/11815103514...

NM62

521 posts

96 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Looking forward to it

defblade

5,302 posts

159 months

Wednesday 9th October
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I love Suzuka.

It's the track I feel I know best, after pushing I-don't-know-how-many-20ps into the Suzuka 8 Hours arcade game... even now #cough# years later, I can usually just automatically recognise where they are on the track.

Roll on the weekend! smile

Andy S15

394 posts

73 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Deesee said:
Holy st that was awesome, proper tingles. I love how Honda's passion comes across like no other organisation in F1, IMO.

vaud

33,486 posts

101 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Andy S15 said:
Deesee said:
Holy st that was awesome, proper tingles. I love how Honda's passion comes across like no other organisation in F1, IMO.
I don't know, Ferrari is pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_kwxzU4wL4

Must have been bonkers expensive to film given the number of streets that they had to close.

Steamer

11,201 posts

159 months

Wednesday 9th October
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vaud said:
Andy S15 said:
Deesee said:
Holy st that was awesome, proper tingles. I love how Honda's passion comes across like no other organisation in F1, IMO.
I don't know, Ferrari is pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_kwxzU4wL4

Must have been bonkers expensive to film given the number of streets that they had to close.
Blimey - that Shell / Ferrari advert is 12 years old!.. lovely sound

M3ax

963 posts

158 months

Wednesday 9th October
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I have a feeling that Hamilton won’t finish . I don’t have any facts to back that up apart from dreaming it. Not wishing it, but it’s a premonition smile

Kewy

1,343 posts

40 months

Wednesday 9th October
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budgie smuggler said:
Deesee said:
Nice! Just found there's a better quality copy here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2LYWKY-mcw

Fingers crossed for them in the race.
Awesome animation by Digitas UK.

Reminds me of the artwork by @r4thbone – https://www.instagram.com/r4thbone/ – on Instagram, he's a local chap to me but does a lot of illustration for car mags and F1. Almost identical style to what the Honda video has been drawn.