The Official Japanese GP 2019 **Spoilers**

The Official Japanese GP 2019 **Spoilers**

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TheDeuce

3,136 posts

12 months

Wednesday 9th October
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M3ax said:
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
I have a fear the race won't even start! https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/46007/japanese-...

I remain optimistic that, as usual, this storm will fizzle out and cause nothing more than a lot of sporadic rain and a blustery day.. But it would be nice if it stopped getting stronger already!

Supersam83

321 posts

91 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Will Charles Leclerc get his 5th Pole Position in a row?

I think Ayrton Senna holds the record with 8 poles in a row in 1988.

Considering that Mercedes were gifted the win last time out, I think Ferrari will still be the team to beat and could only lose the race by beating themselves.

Charles Leclerc has seem to found another level and is pulling Vettel along with him.


ellroy

6,070 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Ruck are reporting the England France game in the RWC is off, source Daily Fail however....., likely to be an impact to the F1 if so I’d imagine?

vaud

33,492 posts

101 months

Wednesday 9th October
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ellroy said:
Ruck are reporting the England France game in the RWC is off, source Daily Fail however....., likely to be an impact to the F1 if so I’d imagine?
They are a good 200 miles apart though...?

ellroy

6,070 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th October
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This is meant to be a big bugger mind, so with the variance of tracking?

thegreenhell

6,193 posts

165 months

Wednesday 9th October
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ellroy said:
Ruck are reporting the England France game in the RWC is off, source Daily Fail however....., likely to be an impact to the F1 if so I’d imagine?
BBC are saying any official announcement on the rugby will come in the press conference tomorrow morning.

As for the race, the current forecast is for the typhoon to hit early on Saturday, but be largely clear by Sunday. If that is the case, then we could still see some FP on Friday, with Q and the race on Sunday, depending how much damage and disruption is caused on Saturday.

thegreenhell

6,193 posts

165 months

Wednesday 9th October
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vaud said:
They are a good 200 miles apart though...?
They are estimating 250 mile radius of significant influence for the typhoon, and they still can't accurately predict exactly where it will hit.

Deesee

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2,911 posts

29 months

Wednesday 9th October
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If Quali is cancelled (likely for Saturday, they could run Sunday) the the grid will form as per number of car.

parabolica

5,103 posts

130 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Deesee said:
If Quali is cancelled (likely for Saturday, they could run Sunday) the the grid will form as per number of car.
Or they run quali on Sunday morning, which is what they did the last time Japan quali was a washout iirc (2007 I think).

ETA; I misread your post - didn't see that you mentioned running it on Sunday. I doubt they would line up by car number; I think that was an old contingency from when cars were numbered based on the previous year's results? Otherwise poor Antonio will be ruing choosing 99!

Edited by parabolica on Wednesday 9th October 20:35

Steamer

11,213 posts

159 months

Wednesday 9th October
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parabolica said:
Deesee said:
If Quali is cancelled (likely for Saturday, they could run Sunday) the the grid will form as per number of car.
Or they run quali on Sunday morning, which is what they did the last time Japan quali was a washout iirc (2007 I think).
Yes I remember that..

..added peril of 'Don't bin-it during Sunday quali' though!

Hope Max gets a good run for Honda (and the rest of the Honda cars too)

Mr_Thyroid

1,756 posts

173 months

Wednesday 9th October
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thegreenhell said:
They are estimating 250 mile radius of significant influence for the typhoon, and they still can't accurately predict exactly where it will hit.
Yeah, bloody idiots, it's just turbulence. Who can't model a massive, turbulent weather system. I reckon I could if only I had the relevant masters degree and years of experience. Bloody experts. It's all done by computers now anyway. They probably just give it to the work experience kid, "just type in today's temperature and see, it tells us whether we need a brolly next week - pretty cool huh".

Mr_Thyroid

1,756 posts

173 months

Wednesday 9th October
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parabolica said:
Or they run quali on Sunday morning, which is what they did the last time Japan quali was a washout iirc (2007 I think).
Not 2007 - here's other times quali has been on race day.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/features/2015/1...


Deesee

Original Poster:

2,911 posts

29 months

Wednesday 9th October
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parabolica said:
Deesee said:
If Quali is cancelled (likely for Saturday, they could run Sunday) the the grid will form as per number of car.
Or they run quali on Sunday morning, which is what they did the last time Japan quali was a washout iirc (2007 I think).

ETA; I misread your post - didn't see that you mentioned running it on Sunday. I doubt they would line up by car number; I think that was an old contingency from when cars were numbered based on the previous year's results? Otherwise poor Antonio will be ruing choosing 99!

Edited by parabolica on Wednesday 9th October 20:35
Yep that rule is still in place Danni Ric (3) and Lando (4) front row...biglaugh

Edit, there is one car that can change there number hehe to a number 1 and take pole!

Edited by Deesee on Wednesday 9th October 20:42

TheDeuce

3,136 posts

12 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Thursday tomorrow, should get a somewhat clearer prediction of how big the storm will be, and how close on Saturday.

Must be such a ball ache for the organisers not knowing exactly what to plan for.

slipstream 1985

6,622 posts

125 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Deesee said:
parabolica said:
Deesee said:
If Quali is cancelled (likely for Saturday, they could run Sunday) the the grid will form as per number of car.
Or they run quali on Sunday morning, which is what they did the last time Japan quali was a washout iirc (2007 I think).

ETA; I misread your post - didn't see that you mentioned running it on Sunday. I doubt they would line up by car number; I think that was an old contingency from when cars were numbered based on the previous year's results? Otherwise poor Antonio will be ruing choosing 99!

Edited by parabolica on Wednesday 9th October 20:35
Yep that rule is still in place Danni Ric (3) and Lando (4) front row...biglaugh

Edit, there is one car that can change there number hehe to a number 1 and take pole!

Edited by Deesee on Wednesday 9th October 20:42
That would be amazing.

JonChalk

2,289 posts

56 months

Thursday 10th October
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Both England and NZ rugby matches called off on Saturday. RWC going to decide nearer the time on what happens Sunday, but are hopeful that typhoon will have passed / weakened enough to play those games.

Quali looks under serious threat on Saturday.

JonChalk

2,289 posts

56 months

Thursday 10th October
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https://www.google.com/maps/@32.5389066,130.229857...

Forecast path from Japan Met.




Looks like Suzuka (down near Osaka) just outside main path, but close enough for a lot of rain.

paua

1,324 posts

89 months

Thursday 10th October
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If Trump uses his special marker pen, he might cause the storm to change direction. wink

TheDeuce

3,136 posts

12 months

Thursday 10th October
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JonChalk said:
Both England and NZ rugby matches called off on Saturday. RWC going to decide nearer the time on what happens Sunday, but are hopeful that typhoon will have passed / weakened enough to play those games.

Quali looks under serious threat on Saturday.
If they bump it to race day morning again then a lot of us are in for a very early start on Sunday to watch live..

Admittedly that's a small inconvenience compared to what the citizens of Tokyo are bracing for.


Frimley111R

10,069 posts

180 months

Thursday 10th October
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Supersam83 said:
Charles Leclerc has seem to found another level and is pulling Vettel along with him.
I tihnk it's more that Ferrari have found another level to take themselves above Merc. Vettel is just fortunate enough to be in one of their cars but unfortuante enough to have a faster team mate now.