Saturday washout at Suzuka in pictures

Nick Heidfeld with Sauber's boat, Suzuka, 2010

Saturday’s running was almost entirely washed-out at Suzuka. We saw just a handful of laps in final practice and more rain forced qualifying to be postponed until tomorrow.

The teams entertained themselves by building model boats to sail down the flooded pit lane and the Virgin drivers played poker with each other.

See below for pictures of the cars in action on a very wet track – plus a few of the boats!

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18 thoughts on “Saturday washout at Suzuka in pictures”

  1. It was an interesting morning… I wasn’t bored for a minute. There was enough humor and rumor on the live blog, in the pits and tweets to make it time well spent. Great pics and thanks for having the live blog for the sit around and wait Q.

    1. Good idea, but of course if Adrian Newey designed it, it would have sailed to pole a full second quicker than anyone else, then it would have developed some technical problems in the race (a big hole would have mysteriously appeared in the hull) and sank, thus throwing away the ISAF Formula 1 Boat Racing Championship.


      1. If there’s anyone who knows how to design a boat, it’ll be Adrian Newey (remember his attempts at designing America Cup yachts?)…

        I’m surprised Martin Whitmarsh didn’t raise any questions of legality on the twin outrigger design!!! :D

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