Suzuka practice washout in pictures

Kamui Kobayashi made his F1 debut at home

Kamui Kobayashi made his F1 debut at home

The first two F1 practice sessions at Suzuka were disrupted by heavy rain. This was a blow for the eight F1 drivers who haven’t competed in an F1 race weekend at the circuit and badly needed time to acclimatise. But it should make for an unpredictable qualifying session tomorrow.

Kamui Kobayashi made his first appearance in an official F1 session, substituting for the unwell Timo Glock and Toyota. Red Bull and Renault are sporting some new sponsorship stickers – and the latter have gotten round to taking ING and Mutua Madrilena off their team clothing as well.

Here are some dramatic pictures of the cars kicking up vast clouds of spray at the fabulous Suzuka circuit.

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Images (C) Ferrari spa, Brawn GP, Renault/LAT, Williams/LAT, Bridgestone, Daimler, www.mclaren.com, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force India F1 Team, BMW ag

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24 comments on Suzuka practice washout in pictures

  1. John H said on 2nd October 2009, 13:00

    Great pics as always. Has that shark fin on the Force india always been that shape? It looks slightly strange!

  2. Gwenouille said on 2nd October 2009, 13:02

    Nice pictures (as usual) !
    I love rainy day pictures ! The lighting is much more interesting than plain sunshine.
    And I especially like the red backlight, so photogenic !

  3. Great pics as always, I have just one question though, what new sponsors do Red Bull and Renault have?

  4. mp4-19b said on 2nd October 2009, 13:21

    The pictures are beautiful, but the cars are ugly!! I think the 2005 spec cars were the best looking.

    • steph90 said on 2nd October 2009, 14:12

      2005 cars were very pretty but I do like this years now. I think out of these pictures Vettel is the most stunning

  5. Prisoner Monkeys said on 2nd October 2009, 13:26

    Papa’s got a brand new desktop!

  6. Love the Red Bull photos!

  7. Mussolini's Pet Cat said on 2nd October 2009, 14:08

    I like the front of the Toyota…

  8. Grt pics as usual

  9. Michael said on 2nd October 2009, 14:35

    here is perhaps the most appropriate picture from the 2nd practise session

    http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/9325/afbeelding12a.png

    its the boat force india made to travel down the pitlane river

  10. DanThorn said on 2nd October 2009, 15:15

    If you can imagine the Toyota without the shark fin then it looks gorgeous – very rakish.

  11. Shagrathian said on 2nd October 2009, 15:15

    Great pics as always. Thanks, Keith. BTW, we want more practice photos. :)

  12. taurus said on 2nd October 2009, 19:00

    what happened to brawn’s canon sponsorship? one race wonder?

    • Matt said on 3rd October 2009, 2:59

      Yeah it was but they were considering sponsoring them for the rest of the season. They also have abnother one for Brazil, can remember what it is though.

  13. Wesley said on 2nd October 2009, 21:51

    I can’t get enough pictures of the Red Bulls!BEAUTIFUL!

  14. martinb said on 3rd October 2009, 0:41

    Fabulous picture of Alonso with that huge trail of spray.

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