2019 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, Oct 11 - 13

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Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, Oct 11 - 13

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Forecast predicting high windspeeds for Saturday. Not the initial 159kph but around 50kph. Still few cars might struggle.

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Current situation for saturday 14.00h. Suzuka north east of (8) is green/blue. It changes every hour.
Heavy rain the whole day.

https://nl.windfinder.com/#7/33.6283/13 ... -12T12:00Z

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TAG wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:00 pm
If a race has to be abandoned before 75% of the planned distance has been completed all points are halved. I think it also has to go greater than 50% of race distance to receive points.
nope, three laps are enough:

If a race is suspended under Article 41, and cannot be resumed, no points will be awarded if the leader has completed two laps or less, half points will be awarded if the leader has completed more than two laps but less than 75% of the original race distance and full points will be awarded if the leader has completed 75% or more of the original race distance.

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Wouter wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:46 am
Current situation for saturday 14.00h. Suzuka north east of (8) is green/blue. It changes every hour.
Heavy rain the whole day.

https://nl.windfinder.com/#7/33.6283/13 ... -12T12:00Z
I was really looking forward to this race :cry:
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Interesting interview with Max. https://www.verstappen.nl/en/article/3850/

Two things that stood out for me.

Do you analyse your competitors?
"We have a lot of info and we look at GPS-data. We compare laps and I re-watch the races. It’s interesting to hear the team radio. Some drivers you know better than others so you know better how to ‘break’ them. It’s a psychological game, also with team mates..."

Is it true the team will be able to run a new fuel spec for the race at Suzuka?
“Yes, over the years, fuel updates have always resulted in the biggest gains so we’re expecting quite a bit from it. I don’t think the others will bring updates on that front.”
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Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, Oct 11 - 13

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Looks like heavy rain on Saturday just in time of qualifying and lasting till early Sunday morning. Sunday should be ok, perhaps even qualifying.

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It will be the outer bands of a typhoon. Rain may not be that bad, it will be quite windy. It may not affect running too badly, depending where the eye tracks. Worst case scenario, it seems Tokyo will get a direct hit. However the storm is expected to weaken before reaching Japan, and the brunt of it will not be hitting the circuit which is on the western side of the island.
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Guys, nowdays even one drop of water on race track leads to start behind SC and getting red flag after some "kind of Stroll" driver would miss the turn... and you are trying to discuss if race is possible next to typhoon >___>

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Unf wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Guys, nowdays even one drop of water on race track leads to start behind SC and getting red flag after some "kind of Stroll" driver would miss the turn... and you are trying to discuss if race is possible next to typhoon >___>
The problem is the pirelli tires, by their own numbers, their full wet tires move barely more than the Bridgestone intermediate tires from 2010. And they refuse to improve them, look at the foolishness that happened at the Bahrain tire test this year. Rosberg let the truth out.

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Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, Oct 11 - 13

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yeah, given the current forecast (yr.no predicts massive amounts of water on Saturday) everything but a (likely dry) qualifying on Sunday would be quite a surprise

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search wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:31 pm
yeah, given the current forecast (yr.no predicts massive amounts of water on Saturday) everything but a (likely dry) qualifying on Sunday would be quite a surprise
yeah, Saturday will be the worst condition: Storm! Suzuka organizer will probably shut down the whole circuit. We may see qualy and the race on Sunday just like 2004.
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search wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:31 pm
yeah, given the current forecast (yr.no predicts massive amounts of water on Saturday) everything but a (likely dry) qualifying on Sunday would be quite a surprise
LOL .. 189mm in 6hrs, that's a tsunami from above !

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The storm has reach landfall. Looks like it will destroy itself beofre it reaches the track.
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for those who wnts to keep track

https://zoom.earth/storms/hagibis-2019/
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Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, Oct 11 - 13

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I tend not to trust my weatherforecast sources any more but they are still forecasting heavy rain on saturday with strong winds. If this happens as forecasted then I will be surprised if we have any running on saturday. Q and race sunday I guess. On a then completely green track and with rapidly improving track conditions.