After some weather worries the qualifying had taken part and weather permitted all 3 sessions. The track was pretty much in the clouds at some parts especially during the Q1. Some rain kept falling all the time. Track conditions seemed to be improving for a while, with best around half the way through the Q2.
Q1 was not too good to the “home” teams and drivers. Yamamoto, Sato, Davidson (Super Aguri), Barrichello (Honda), Wurz (Williams-Toyota) were all eliminated. Ralf Schumacher made it to Q2, but his collisions with Yamamoto wrecked his car and ended his day. However the uncertainty about the weather caused non stop action during the race, with all the cars trying improve their times all the time, just in case the weather does not permit the qualifying to continue.
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After several delays due to poor visibility, the morning practice finally went ahead only to be abandoned after 4 minutes due to heavy rain. There were only 3 drivers who managed at least 1 flying lap.
Alex Wurz was fastest on a 1:32.746, two seconds ahead of Nico Rosberg and 3.4 seconds ahead of Trulli. The teams will have to work with whatever data they collected on Friday. Not exactly the best way going into the qualifying and race on a brand new track.
Further rain in Fuji F1 track area is predicted for the Japanese F1 weekend.
FIA has provisionally approved Singapore’s 5.067km street track. The last big outstanding decision is whether the race will be held as a night race as planned or not.
Browsing the web and the galleries you can see several new things on display in Japan.
First of all, Super Aguri ditched the non-paying SS United and placed several new sponsor stickers on the car, including their new main one – Four Leaf.
Red Bull also has a new logo on the car – 7 Eleven.
The Fuji weekend got on the way with the first practice. Ferrari seems be getting used to the new track quicker than the others and Raikkonen quicker than Massa. The practice one order would not be far from a dream result for Ferrari Look at Adrian Sutil and imagine this guy in a better car… Nico Rosberg and his Williams again among the top…
1. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:19.119
2. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:19.498
3. F. Alonso – McLaren – 1:19.667
4. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:19.807
5. N. Rosberg – Williams – 1:20.058
6. R. Kubica – BMW – 1:20.297
7. A. Wurz – Williams – 1:20.411
8. J. Trulli – Toyota – 1:20.483
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