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Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 20:26 pm
by kals

Latest post of the previous page:

Antonov wrote:
1 month ago
can you please go to the Grand Prix and take some pictures - thank you.
Take some pictures of what?

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 21:01 pm
by John
kals wrote:
1 month ago
Antonov wrote:
1 month ago
can you please go to the Grand Prix and take some pictures - thank you.
Take some pictures of what?
Well duh, the ferris wheel!

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 21:18 pm
by DoubleFart
The schoolgirl panties in the vending machine?

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 21:27 pm
by John
Oh damn, it's the Japanese GP and I almost forgot to post these:




Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 21:48 pm
by Everso Biggyballies
kals wrote:
1 month ago
Antonov wrote:
1 month ago
can you please go to the Grand Prix and take some pictures - thank you.
Take some pictures of what?

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 02:12 am
by Vassago
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Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 02:54 am
by Everso Biggyballies
I was just reading this article on the typhoon approaching Japan and why it is particularly dangerous.
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news ... ories/710/

P1 is underway now and the track is dry atm.

More Sunday racing and activity to upset my Bathurst routine.

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 04:31 am
by Everso Biggyballies
FP1 times.

Bottas fastest in first session
A very dominant Mercedes in session one. Valtteri Bottas edges it by only 0.076 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari are miles off the pace, nearly a second behind, with Sebastian Vettel third and Charles Leclerc fourth. RBR close to Ferrari. McLaren and Racing Point each both cars in the top 10

A very good effort from Naoki Yamamoto...... Seventeenth (a fraction slower than Kvyat) and he has shown what he is all about.


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Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 04:35 am
by Everso Biggyballies
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Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 04:38 am
by PTRACER
The typhoon which is hitting us this weekend is one of the biggest we have ever seen. It's a high category 5 hurricane, with gusts up to 170mph. We are expecting blackouts in Tokyo and very heavy rain. Bear in mind that means some teams might be trying out wet setups during Free Practice.

EDIT: Just saw the post above that qualifying will now be on Sunday morning

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 06:20 am
by Everso Biggyballies
PTRACER wrote:
1 month ago
The typhoon which is hitting us this weekend is one of the biggest we have ever seen. It's a high category 5 hurricane, with gusts up to 170mph. We are expecting blackouts in Tokyo and very heavy rain. Bear in mind that means some teams might be trying out wet setups during Free Practice.

EDIT: Just saw the post above that qualifying will now be on Sunday morning
And if the unlikely scenario is that it is not possible weather-wise to qualify Sunday morning the grid will be set on this FP2 session on now, with no FP3 happening due to the Saturday schedule cancellation.. Of course with no FP3 the teams will have plenty of dry tyres 'in the bank' so this practice might end up pretty full on if the teams are treating as not just a qualy simulation but in effect a full Q3 everything cranked up simulation just in case it is a grid setter..

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 08:38 am
by Everso Biggyballies
FP2 times.

Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton to a Mercedes one-two in second practice.

The results of which could decide the grid if conditions are too difficult to hold qualifying on Sunday morning.

Bottas was 0.1 seconds quicker than Hamilton, with Max Verstappen third and the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel fourth and fifth ahead of Red Bull's Alexander Albon.

It started raining at the track soon after FP2 completed as the pitlane goes into typhoon shutdown. They are expecting some flooding tomorrow, particularly at the Mercedes (lower ) end of pitlane and teams are ensuring nothing is left on the ground.


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Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 09:18 am
by Everso Biggyballies
Better late than never, but here are a few track details, DRS zones etc.

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First Grand Prix
1987

Number of Laps
53

Circuit Length
5.807km

Race Distance
307.471 km

Race Lap Record
1:31.540 Kimi Räikkönen (2005)


The high-speed track remains one of the ultimate driving challenges, with the snaking ‘S’ Curves, the two commitment-rewarding Degners and the white-knuckle ride of 130R all highlights in a series of highlights at what is one of F1’s seminal tracks. And hey, it’s got a crossover.

The circuit, set inside a funfair, was designed by Dutchman John Hugenholtz and owned by Honda, who used it as a test track. Most notable initially for its layout—Suzuka is the only figure-eight race track to appear on the F1 calendar. The demanding and fast Japanese circuit became very popular among drivers and fans; and it was to see some of the most dramatic and memorable moments in Formula One history.

Wins Driver Years won
6 Michael Schumacher 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
5 Lewis Hamilton 2007, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
4 Sebastian Vettel 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
2
Gerhard Berger 1987, 1991
Ayrton Senna 1988, 1993
Damon Hill 1994, 1996
Mika Häkkinen 1998, 1999
Fernando Alonso 2006, 2008


Winners since 2000

Year Driver Constructor Location
2018 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Suzuka
2017 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2016 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
2012 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
2011 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
2009 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
2008 Fernando Alonso Renault Fuji
2007 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
2006 Fernando Alonso Renault Suzuka
2005 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2003 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari
2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari


When was the track built?
In 1962. Soichiro Honda, whose car company you may have heard of, was a man with big ambitions. Seeking to turn Honda into an automotive powerhouse, he decided his company should have its own test track. Dutchman John Hugenholtz got the nod, and drew up the now-iconic ‘crossover’ Suzuka track – although original drawings saw the track pass over and under itself a full three times, which would have been sweet!

When was its first Grand Prix?
Despite most people agreeing that Suzuka is a worthy successor to sliced bread in the ‘Best Thing’ stakes, the Japanese track was a relative latecomer to the F1 calendar, making its first appearance in 1987. Nigel Mansell would remember that weekend well, after he suffered a crash in qualifying that ruled him out of the race and the following race in Ausstralia, (Patrese stood in for Nigel) gifting that year’s championship to his bitter rival Nelson Piquet.

Historically, Japan has been one of the last races of the season, and as such the Japanese Grand Prix has been the venue for many title-deciding races, with 13 World Champions being crowned over the 34 World Championship Japanese Grands Prix that have been hosted. Japan was the only Asian nation to host a Formula One race (including the Pacific Grand Prix) until Malaysia joined the calendar in 1999.

The first two Formula One Japanese Grands Prix in 1976 and 1977 were held at the Fuji Speedway, before Japan was taken off the calendar. It returned in 1987 at Suzuka, which hosted the Grand Prix exclusively for 20 years and gained a reputation as one of the most challenging F1 circuits. In 1994 and 1995, Japan also hosted the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit, making Japan one of only seven countries to host more than one Grand Prix in the same season (the others being Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the USA). In 2007 the Grand Prix moved back to the newly redesigned Fuji Speedway.

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:22 am
by erwin greven

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 18:28 pm
by John
Well played, F1 production team.

Re: 2019 日本グランプリ (Nihon Guran Puri)

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 20:20 pm
by caneparo
It will be a sad saturday without anything on track. We could kill the time with the great japanese band T-square who are racing enthusiast as they called a song grand prix and have composed the original soundtrack for gran turismo videogame moon over the castle