2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by MtthsMlw » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm

Waiting for the FIA release "Second DRS Zone added between turn 14 and 16" :lol:

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by Juzh » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:54 pm

MtthsMlw wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm
Waiting for the FIA release "Second DRS Zone added between turn 14 and 16" :lol:
why not? They already did it with T1 in silverstone.

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by Kaneda » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:21 pm

Rain expected all weekend. Chance of rain on Sunday is 60 percent.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/week/330.html

Also, there's a typhoon on the south of Japan. Who knows if it will hit Japan.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/
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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by yelistener » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:05 am

This year's S1 could be literally neck-breaking lol

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by langedweil » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:27 am

Kong-Rey is currently a huge Cat5 tyfoon heading for Japan , making landfall on Saturday ...

http://www.severe-weather.eu/tropical-w ... n-pacific/

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by Sevach » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:01 am

Phil wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:27 pm
Didnt exactly this already hurt them in Singapore?
Ferrari has been really one note with their tire choices and it has compromised them some.

Maybe in Suzuka it will be ok because i think the options are rather conservative.
Still no reason to limit yourself in this way.

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by MtthsMlw » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:16 am

Juzh wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:54 pm
MtthsMlw wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm
Waiting for the FIA release "Second DRS Zone added between turn 14 and 16" :lol:
why not? They already did it with T1 in silverstone.
I know and I was surprised the FIA would allow that :D

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by TheGkbrk » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:25 am

Hamilton will be a beast here if it rains.
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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by Vasconia » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:40 am

Bill_Kar wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:15 pm
Same situation with the tyres. Let's see how painful it'll be this time for Ferrari.
Same here, I wouldn´t be surprised if they hardest option is again the best tyre for the race. And once again, Ferrari has only one.

I guess that when they choosed this option their tyre management was better.

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by Vasconia » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:41 am

Kaneda wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Rain expected all weekend. Chance of rain on Sunday is 60 percent.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/week/330.html

Also, there's a typhoon on the south of Japan. Who knows if it will hit Japan.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/
Mercedes seems to be stronger with rain but giving the 50 points disavantage, I think Ferrari will be happy if we have a we race.

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by GrandAxe » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:48 am

Surely, only rain can save Ferrari from what looks an extreme tyre choice. I really wonder why they've been going so far out with the softest tyres, its strange.
A pretty fundamental tyre problem might be driving this. Perhaps its getting into the right heat range, perhaps its resonance, who knows.

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by GrandAxe » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:51 am

Vasconia wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:41 am
Kaneda wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Rain expected all weekend. Chance of rain on Sunday is 60 percent.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/week/330.html

Also, there's a typhoon on the south of Japan. Who knows if it will hit Japan.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/
Mercedes seems to be stronger with rain but giving the 50 points disavantage, I think Ferrari will be happy if we have a we race.
Mercedes? I think you mean Lewis.

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by Jolle » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:15 am

GrandAxe wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:51 am
Vasconia wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:41 am
Kaneda wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Rain expected all weekend. Chance of rain on Sunday is 60 percent.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/week/330.html

Also, there's a typhoon on the south of Japan. Who knows if it will hit Japan.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/
Mercedes seems to be stronger with rain but giving the 50 points disavantage, I think Ferrari will be happy if we have a we race.
Mercedes? I think you mean Lewis.
Hamilton is stronger in the rain than Vettel. But Vettel needs a few DNF's of Hamilton to still have a shot at the title. In the rain the risk of a DNF is higher then in the dry, so even Vettel will hope for rain. On the other hand, can't remember the last time Hamilton didn't win a wet GP.

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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by Phil » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:47 am

I agree with Jolle. As a Hamilton fan, I'd want a boring, predictable weekend, no rain, little as risk as possible. Rain is the opposite. Even if you'd assume Hamilton to be the best wet driver, the chance for a DNF or chaos is a lot higher even for him too.
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Re: 2018 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, 5-7 October

Post by Vasconia » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:14 am

GrandAxe wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:51 am
Vasconia wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:41 am
Kaneda wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:21 pm
Rain expected all weekend. Chance of rain on Sunday is 60 percent.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/week/330.html

Also, there's a typhoon on the south of Japan. Who knows if it will hit Japan.
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/
Mercedes seems to be stronger with rain but giving the 50 points disavantage, I think Ferrari will be happy if we have a we race.
Mercedes? I think you mean Lewis.
In Germany both Mercedes were being faster than Seb until he crashed. But yes, Hamilton is particularly fast. Anyway as I don´t rate Bottas a great wet driver it was clear that the car itself is good under those conditions.