Japanese GP typhoon: Qualifying postponed as Typhoon Hagibis nears

Our partners and we use cookies to give you the best online experience, including to personalise content and advertising. Information about the ads shown for you and your discussion with this website might be shared with companies. Please let us know whether you agree. By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer at Suzuka Formula 1 has all activities at the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday as Typhoon Hagibis strategies. Organisers said they had decidedin the interests of security for the spectators, competitions, and everybody in the Suzuka Circuit. The storm, the years largest, is expected to hit Japan on Saturday. Qualifying, that was due to take place at 15:00 local time (08:00 BST) on Saturday, was postponed until 10:00 (02:00 BST) on Sunday. The race will be held as scheduled in 14:10 (06:10 BST). This tropical storms effects has already led to the cancellation of two games in the Rugby World Cup. F1 organisers postponed a decision to have a clearer notion of the storms path. At the very first practice session – morning kept in humid, although dry conditions on Friday – Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton to a Mercedes one-two, their times nearly a second faster . Bottas was just 0.076 seconds ahead of Hamilton as both tried an aerodynamic upgrade on the car the team expect could wrest back the advantage from Ferrari, who have won three times and taken four pole positions because F1 returned from the summer break. It was an imposing performance from Mercedes, together with the caveat that fuel loads are not known, since the Ferraris were not faster than the silver cars when employing a diminished tyre. Hamilton was 0.4secs ahead of Leclerc and Vettel if he was using the medium tyres and also the Ferraris the tender, and the gap just extended when Mercedes changed to the tender, with Vettel 0.989secs off the pace. However, given the disruption into the weekend timetable, there was significantly chance that programmes could be running, as they attempt to cram their data-gathering into a shorter time frame. Red Bulls Max Verstappen was fifth fastest, 1.315secs off the pace and only over 0.3secs quicker than team-mate Alexander Albon, a decent attempt from the Anglo-Thai rookie on his first adventure of the daunting Suzuka track. McLarens Carlos Sainz was best of the rest , ahead Sainz Lando Norris in 10th, also of Sergio Perez and Lance Strolls Racing Factors. Western Naoki Yamamoto has been a creditable 17th fastest and drove Pierre Gaslys Toro Rosso inside this session on his own very first experience of F1. Yamamoto was only 0.1secs off team-mate Daniil Kvyat but was running the tender noodle while the Russian was on the medium. George Russell was 18th in the Williams, 0.6secs ahead of team-mate Robert Kubica despite being the Britons first trip to Suzuka. Snowboarder Ellie Soutters mother speaks about the BBC about supporting others, finding her voice and losing her daughter. There was somebody out there that didnt that would do it and do it again Analysis and comment in the BBC Formula 1 writer. Find headlines and the most recent results sent to your phone, find most of our Formula 1 coverage details with our Live Guide, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to locate us on internet. Read more: http://xn--lck0cd0byimbydc7722rjlva.com/chris-froome-wants-to-return-to-professional-cycling-in-2019-following-horror-crash-in-june/
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