Qualifying postponed until Sunday after torrential rain

Japanese GP qualifying has been postponed until tomorrow

Japanese GP qualifying has been postponed until tomorrow

Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix has been postponed until Sunday morning, after a torrential rain storm hit the track, and will continue for several hours. As the track will be dark by the time the rain gets anywhere near calming down, the stewards have taken the decision to delay qualifying until tomorrow.

In Saturday Practice, 3 hours before qualifying, conditions were just as horrendous, with only Jaime Alguersuari and Timo Glock setting a lap time, and not without a few spins either. Any driver who went out, even those who didn’t set a lap, said it was completely impossible to drive.

While it has not yet been confirmed, it is believed that the session will now begin at 10am local time (2am GMT), and there is no news yet about what broadcasters will be showing the sessions live. However, there may well be clashing times with the Commonwealth Games coverage on some networks.

As for today, there was nothing to do apart from watch the teams make boats and race them down the flooded pit lane. It is not yet know how wet the track will be for qualifying tomorrow, but I will update as soon as I hear about it.

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3 responses to “Qualifying postponed until Sunday after torrential rain

  1. pickle92 October 9, 2010 at 14:43

    BBC will be showing qualifying live from 01:50 BST. I can’t believe that I woke up at 4:45am and the only racing I saw was that done by little boats.

    • ciaranmor October 9, 2010 at 16:25

      Well at least they did something slightly productive with their time! I got up at 6, thinking I missed it all, tore downstairs onto the laptop, to realise nothing had happened!

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