Suzuka qualifying washout in pictures

As we all know, this morning’s Japanese Grand Prix qualifying session did not go ahead, after torrential rain flooded the track and pit lane.

Even before qualifying, conditions were still torrential

Even before qualifying, conditions were still torrential

With this in mind, I thought I’d put up a few pictures of Saturday in Suzuka, to have a look at what the teams and drivers got up to during the postponed session…

First of all, several teams, such as Red Bull, Sauber and Lotus decided to make boats and race them down the pit lane. Apparently Heikki Kovalainen stole a fire exit sign to use for his, but I can’t find any photos to prove it!

Red Bulls' attempt at boat racing down the pit lane

Red Bulls' attempt at boat racing down the pit lane

The best boat in the paddock in my opinion - the S.S Sauber

The best boat in the paddock in my opinion - the S.S Sauber

Meanwhile, Virgin decided they would use their slick tyres to good use – by using them as seats for a few rounds of poker:

Lucas di Grassi seems to have the edge over Timo Glock..

Lucas di Grassi seems to have the edge over Timo Glock..

Sebastian Vettel borrowed one of Sutton Images’ SLR cameras, and apparently wasn’t too bad at it:

Sebastian Vettel tries his hand at photography

Sebastian Vettel tries his hand at photography

It might have been fun for them, but I’m just looking forward to the racing tomorrow. I’ll just leave you with a reminder that a wet pit lane is slippier than some would have thought…

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