JAPANESE GP

 

Qualifying     Grid      Race    

 

Round 17 – Suzuka, 11 to 13 October 2019

 

All times UK    This is the latest from Sky F1 News: still looking for Channel 4.

Day

Session

Times

Sky

Channel 4

Fri 11th

FP1

0200 to 0330

0145 to 0345

-

 

FP2

0600 to 0730

0515 to 0745

-

Sat 12th  

FP3

Cancelled

Sun 13th  

Qual

0200 to 0300-ish

0130 to 0330 ?

Recording: ???

Race

0610 to 0740-ish

0430 to 0930 ?

Recording: ???

 

 

Individual driver’s tyre choices:

 

Hard

(White)

Medium

(Yellow)

Soft

(Red)

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

1

4

8

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

1

4

8

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

1

3

9

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

1

3

9

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

1

3

9

Alexander Albon (Red Bull)

1

3

9

Daniel Ricciardo (Renault)

1

2

10

Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)

2

1

10

Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

1

2

10

Romain Grosjean (Haas)

1

2

10

Carlos Sainz (McLaren)

1

3

9

Lando Norris (McLaren)

1

3

9

Sergio Perez (Racing Point)

2

2

9

Lance Stroll (Racing Point)

2

2

9

Kimi Raikkonen (Sauber)

1

3

9

Antonio Giovinazzi (Sauber)

1

3

9

Daniil Kvyat  (Toro Rosso)

1

3

9

Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)

1

3

9

George Russell  (Williams)

2

2

9

Robert Kubica (Williams)

1

3

9

 

 

 

·      FP1:

·      Giovinazzi lost a lot of running with his waylaid in the garage with, I believe, an hydraulics problem.

·      Naoki Yamamoto (GT and Super Nippon Formula) drove Gasly’s car.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

1m28.721s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Vettel

Ferrari

1m29.720s 

4

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

6

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

7

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

1m30.702s 

8

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

9

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

10

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

11

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

12

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

13

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

14

Ricciardo

Renault

 

15

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

1m31.785s 

16

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

17

Yamamoto

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

18

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m32.800s 

19

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m33.484s 

20

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

 

FP2:

Saturday Qualifying has been postponed until Sunday morning with no FP3.

If the weather is still too bad to run qualifying on Sunday morning, this session will determine the grid.

This will be okay for Mercedes, but very disappointing for Renault.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

1m27.785s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

5

Vettel

Ferrari

 

6

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

7

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

1m29.051s 

8

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

9

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

10

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

11

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

12

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

 

13

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

 

14

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

16

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

1m29.749s 

16

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

17

Ricciardo

Renault

 

18

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

19

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1m30.916s 

20

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m31.071s 

 

FP3:

Cancelled

 

Q1:

Both Kubica and Magnussen got caught out by the wind and threw it in the wall.

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Leclerc

Ferrari

1m28.405s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Norris

McLaren-Renault

 

5

Bottas

Mercedes

6

Vettel

Ferrari

7

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

8

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

9

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m29.411s

10

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

11

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

12

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

13

Hulkenberg

Renault

 

14

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

15

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m29.723s 

16

Ricciardo

Renault

1m29.822s 

17

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

 

18

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

1m30.364s 

19

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

No Time 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

No Time 

 

Q2:

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Bottas

Mercedes

1m27.588s 

2

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

3

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

 

4

Vettel

Ferrari

 

5

Leclerc

Ferrari

6

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

7

Norris

McLaren-Renault

8

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

9

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m28.779s

10

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m29.144s

11

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

1m29.254s

12

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

13

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

 

14

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

1m29.563s

15

Hulkenberg

Renault

1m30.112s 

 

Q3:

 

Pos

Driver

Car

 

1

Vettel

Ferrari

1m27.064s 

2

Leclerc

Ferrari

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

 

4

Hamilton

Mercedes

 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

6

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

7

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

1m28.304s

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

9

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

10

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

1m29.341s

 

GRID:

Despite failing to qualify, I have do doubt Kubica and Magnussen will start.

Pos

Driver

Car

Pts

 

1

Vettel

Ferrari

22

 

2

Leclerc

Ferrari

20

 

3

Bottas

Mercedes

19

 

4

Hamilton

Mercedes

18

 

5

Verstappen

Red Bull-Honda

17

6

Albon

Red Bull-Honda

16

7

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

15

8

Norris

McLaren-Renault

14

9

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

13

10

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

12

11

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

10

12

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

9

13

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

8

 

14

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

7

 

15

Hulkenberg

Renault

6

 

16

Ricciardo

Renault

5

 

17

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

4

 

18

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

3

 

19

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

2

 

20

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

1

 

 

RACE: 

Leclerc penalized 15 seconds for 1) driving into Verstappen, and 2) for continuing to drive on the circuit with a damaged car.

Pos

Driver

Car

Laps

Pts

1

Bottas

Mercedes

52

22

2

Vettel

Ferrari

52

20

3

Hamilton

Mercedes

52

20

FL

4

Albon

Red Bull-Renault

52

18

5

Sainz

McLaren-Renault

52

17

6

Ricciardo

Renault

51

16

7

Leclerc

Ferrari

51

15

Penalty

8

Gasly

Toro Rosso-Honda

51

14

9

Perez

Racing Point-Mercedes

51

13

10

Hulkenberg

Renault

51

12

11

Stroll

Racing Point-Mercedes

51

10

12

Kvyat

Toro Rosso-Honda

51

9

13

Norris

McLaren-Renault

51

8

14

Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

51

7

15

Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari

51

6

16

Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo-Ferrari

51

5

17

Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari

51

4

18

Russell

Williams-Mercedes

51

3

19

Kubica

Williams-Mercedes

50

2

20

Verstappen

Red Bull-Renault

14

1

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