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2019 Japanese Grand Prix: Pre-Race Press Conference


Pierre Gasly's Guide To Suzuka Circuit | 2019 Japanese Grand Prix


 

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Paddock Pass: Pre-Race at the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix


 

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Because of the predicted incoming typhoon, all Saturday F1 activities have been cancelled by FIA.
Apparently no FP3, Sunday 10 am Qualifying, 2:10 pm Race.

If Sun quali has to be cancelled, final FP2 time will be used to determine grid positions.
 

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Because of the predicted incoming typhoon, all Saturday F1 activities have been cancelled by FIA.
Apparently no FP3, Sunday 10 am Qualifying, 2:10 pm Race.

If Sun quali has to be cancelled, final FP2 time will be used to determine grid positions.
Full results from second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka, round 17 of the 2019 Formula 1 season.

2019 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - FREE PRACTICE 2 RESULTS
POSDRIVERNATIONALITYTEAMTIME/GAP
1Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1m27.785s
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport+ 0.100s
3Max VerstappenNEDAston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda+ 0.281s
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Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari+ 0.356s
5Sebastian VettelGERScuderia Ferrari+ 0.591s
6Alexander AlbonTHAAston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda+ 0.617s
7Carlos SainzESPMcLaren F1 Team+ 1.266s
8Sergio PerezMEXSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team+ 1.514s
9Pierre GaslyFRARed Bull Toro Rosso Honda+ 1.569s
10Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team+ 1.573s
11Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing+ 1.692s
12Daniil KvyatRUSRed Bull Toro Rosso Honda+ 1.727s
13Romain GrosjeanFRAHaas F1 Team+ 1.768s
14Lance StrollCANSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team+ 1.812s
15Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing+ 1.866s
16Kevin MagnussenDENHaas F1 Team+ 1.964s
17Daniel RicciardoAUSRenault F1 Team+ 2.074s
18Nico HulkenbergGERRenault F1 Team+ 2.549s
19Robert KubicaPOLROKiT Williams Racing+ 3.131s
20George RussellGBRROKiT Williams Racing+ 3.286s
 

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Wow, great driving by a different and rejuvenated Vettel by setting 2 laps good enough for pole.

Sebastian Vettel takes fifth Suzuka pole in windy Japan qualifying
 

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Full results from qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka, round 17 of the 2019 Formula 1 season.


POS
DRIVERNATIONALITYTEAMQ1Q2Q3
1Sebastian VettelGERScuderia Ferrari+ 0.583s+ 0.486s1m27.064s
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Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari1m28.405s+ 0.491s+ 0.189s
3Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport+ 0.491s1m27.688s+ 0.229s
4Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport+ 0.330s+ 0.138s+ 0.238s
5Max VerstappenNEDAston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda+ 0.349s+ 0.811s+ 0.787s
6Alexander AlbonTHAAston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda+ 0.946s+ 0.468s+ 0.787s
7Carlos SainzESPMcLaren F1 Team+ 0.613s+ 0.889s+ 1.240s
8Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team+ 0.468s+ 0.883s+ 1.400s
9Pierre GaslyFRARed Bull Toro Rosso Honda+ 1.006s+ 1.091s+ 1.772s
10Romain GrosjeanFRAHaas F1 Team+ 1.167s+ 1.456s+ 2.277s
11Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing+ 1.199s+ 1.566s
12Lance StrollCANSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team+ 1.189s+ 1.657s
13Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing+ 1.231s+ 1.670s
14Daniil KvyatRUSRed Bull Toro Rosso Honda+ 1.318s+ 1.875s
15Nico HulkenbergGERRenault F1 Team+ 1.214s+ 2.424s
16Daniel RicciardoAUSRenault F1 Team+ 1.417s
17Sergio PerezMEXSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team+ 1.939s
18George RussellGBRROKiT Williams Racing+ 1.959s
19Kevin MagnussenDENHaas F1 Teamno time
20Robert KubicaPOLROKiT Williams Racingno time
 

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Spoiler alert: :) + (y)

6th straight F1 Constructor's Championship ... next stop Lewis 6th F1 Driver's Championship
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
+1
It was Bottas time to shine. He earned the win.
It's an amazing achievement for Mercedes, plus Toto must be glad he sold his Williams shares when they were worth more than now. I think much credit is due to Lauda (RIP) and Wolff's 'no blame' team culture, where even after screw ups in post race and team meetings, no one is publicly blamed, and only 'what can we do better' remains the focus.
Ferrari could and should learn from them..

According to the pundits, even with a perfect start Vettel might not have won, because of Mercedes better tire degradation compared to Ferrari, and that's beside challenges Leclerc would likely have attempted..

Kudos also to Albon for a great 4th place finish, and to qualify with the exact same time as his teammate.
That's no easy feat with a mighty teammate like Verstappen. I like the Albon, low key, nothing flashy, no ego trips, just goes about his business and lets his driving speak for itself.
Hamilton is a great driver, but his whining when things didn't go his way was a turn off imo.
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Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix - Race Results
Haydn Cobb
13 Oct 2019
Full race results for the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka, round 17 of the 2019 Formula 1 season.

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DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
1Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport52 laps
2Sebastian VettelGERScuderia Ferrari+13.343s
3Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport+13.858s
4Alexander AlbonTHAAston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda+59.537s
5Carlos SainzESPMcLaren F1 Team+1m 09.101s
6Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari+1 lap
7Daniel RicciardoAUSRenault F1 Team+1 lap
8Pierre GaslyFRARed Bull Toro Rosso Honda+1 lap
9Sergio PerezMEXSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team+1 lap
10Nico HulkenbergGERRenault F1 Team+1 lap
11Lance StrollCANSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team+1 lap
12Daniil KvyatRUSRed Bull Toro Rosso Honda+1 lap
13Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team+1 lap
14Kimi RaikkonenITAAlfa Romeo Racing+1 lap
15Romain GrosjeanFRARich Energy Haas F1 Team+1 lap
16Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing+1 lap
17Kevin MagnussenDENRich Energy Haas F1 Team+1 lap
18George RussellGBRROKiT Williams Racing+2 laps
19Robert KubicaPOLROKiT Williams Racing+2 laps
RETMax VerstappenNEDAston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda

 

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Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix - Race Results
Haydn Cobb
13 Oct 2019
Full race results for the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka, round 17 of the 2019 Formula 1 season.

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DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
1Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport52 laps
2Sebastian VettelGERScuderia Ferrari+13.343s
3Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport+13.858s
4Alexander AlbonTHAAston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda+59.537s
5Carlos SainzESPMcLaren F1 Team+1m 09.101s
6Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari+1 lap
7Daniel RicciardoAUSRenault F1 Team+1 lap
8Pierre GaslyFRARed Bull Toro Rosso Honda+1 lap
9Sergio PerezMEXSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team+1 lap
10Nico HulkenbergGERRenault F1 Team+1 lap
11Lance StrollCANSportPesa Racing Point F1 Team+1 lap
12Daniil KvyatRUSRed Bull Toro Rosso Honda+1 lap
13Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team+1 lap
14Kimi RaikkonenITAAlfa Romeo Racing+1 lap
15Romain GrosjeanFRARich Energy Haas F1 Team+1 lap
16Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing+1 lap
17Kevin MagnussenDENRich Energy Haas F1 Team+1 lap
18George RussellGBRROKiT Williams Racing+2 laps
19Robert KubicaPOLROKiT Williams Racing+2 laps
RETMax VerstappenNEDAston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda

Leclerc gets double penalty for clash, late stop
 

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Leclerc gets double penalty for clash, late stop
Japanese GP results altered after race was declared early
 

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F1 Paddock Pass: Post-Race at the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix


 

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Discussion Starter #16 (Edited)
Will do, thanks.
ESPN's Paddock pass Will Buxton is doing a very good job, but anyone with decent VPN via UK servers and access to SKY TV's Ted Kravitz notebook, knows that his is the best out there.

Btw, Germany's oldest and largest publisher of 'auto, motor und sport' and 'sport auto' (racing mag) reports that Ferrari engineers analyzed the Vettel start, and his first forward motion wasn't an early start but actually happened 3 tenth of a second after all red lights switched off, but Vettel just wasn't sure and stopped again.
Apparently, the sensors under the front of the cars go 'hot' with the first in the row of red lights coming on, and sensors turn off the moment all lights extinguish at the start.
The reason those sensors didn't report a jumped start transgression to race control, is that they had already switched off again when Vettel first moved.

They also analyzed Bottas start, which happened 5 hundreds of a second after red lights out, something that is humanly impossible. It means Bottas started on instinct only, and got closer to a jump start than Vettel.
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Kravitz is really very good. When I get the time I love to get his take on events in the sport.

Is it just me, or should Leclerc's total lack of judgment have gotten a harder penalty? Unless they do something to really make a point a position drop is just not enough. MB had already locked the constructor's title. IMO a DQ would not have been out of order for Leclerc.
 

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Kravitz is really very good. When I get the time I love to get his take on events in the sport.

Is it just me, or should Leclerc's total lack of judgment have gotten a harder penalty? Unless they do something to really make a point a position drop is just not enough. MB had already locked the constructor's title. IMO a DQ would not have been out of order for Leclerc.
Leaving all that carbon confetti in his wake to get into the brake ducts of one car to destroy his race, Hamilton's mirror getting hit and ripped off another, never mind the number of potential punctures created, was impetuous / irresponsible..

Had race control not postponed Leclerc's penalties until after the race, being 23 seconds ahead, Ferrari would not have stopped for fresh softs and a failed fastest lap attempt, but would have kept 6th place.

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