Japanese GP qualifying postponed

Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix will not take place today after hours of heavy rain made it impossible for the session to be run.

The session is now expected to take place at 10am local time tomorrow morning to set the grid for the race, which will start just four hours after the postponed session is scheduled to end.

This is the second time in five races at Suzuka that qualifying has been postponed to Sunday. In 2004 the approaching typhoon Ma-on led the race organisers to hold qualifying on Sunday instead of Saturday.

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103 comments on Japanese GP qualifying postponed

  1. Adrian said on 9th October 2010, 17:00

    I’m almost hoping that quali doesn’t go ahead and that we do get the numerical order grid. Would make for a cracking race – especially if the track is still damp!!

  2. Alexi (@) said on 9th October 2010, 20:04

    Chances of rain at the qualifying are of 50%, at the race 40% with strong gusting. Track almost surely damp during the whole Sunday. Looking good for your wishes so far Adrian!

    • The Last Pope said on 9th October 2010, 20:24

      Thats the chances of there being any rain during the sessions, not the chances of another complete washout, which is far lower than 50%.

      • Alexi (@) said on 9th October 2010, 21:41

        I know lol. But chances are the soil and the drainage system is saturated already so any rain is enough to stop the whole thing.

  3. Randy said on 9th October 2010, 21:18

    In Canada the qualy is on live TSN2 at 7:00 pm MST.
    Taped on Speed Channel at 10:00 pm MST

    • Q could go at 11:30pm EST SAT. , race at 2am EST Sunday morning…but you maybe right i’ll try 9pm EST TSN2.

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