Grand Prix 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion.

Radical F1

Test Driver
Stay safe Radical F1!! I'll be thinking of you. I know what we said but don't take things too far from friend ;)

It does sound like it's going to be horrible. I doubt F1 will cancel, they don't usually, the rugby is also likely to be affected but it's awful for the people who live there too. This is in some ways even worse for them, sporting events come and go, they have to live with the mess this thing leaves behind.
Truly correct Angel. I am more concerned/worried about packing my disaster kit than the major sports events that will take place over the weekend (unfortunately) because my home (Denen-chofu area) is sitting next to the major river in Tokyo - Tamagawa river so we had some evac drill last month after the other Cat4 Hurricane. Will have to move my cars to upper ground by Friday afternoon. So much to do.
 

Titch

Champion Elect
Premium Contributor
It looks like Hagibis will be over the Kanto region on Saturday , but as with all such storms, it could slow down, speed up or even change direction, but the current predictions puts it over that area of Japan on Saturday and it will have moved away by Sunday.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
Thank you.
I actually thought that moving the race date would do good for Suzuka because historically been a lot of harsh weather during October here not to mention accidents. April would be a great timing yes.
id move it to November, swap with mexico out of typhoon problems & back to title deciding grand prix it should be
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
I don't think any track has the right to say it is a traditional title decider. I think F1 should map it's calendar so they move around the world in a logistically sensible way. Australia, Singapore, Japan, VietNam, China, Russia and so on. Ending in Brazil.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
but there are grand prix that feel right in there place, like it would be weird to have Bahrain towards the end & japan history is based on title deciders
 

RasputinLives

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but there are grand prix that feel right in there place, like it would be weird to have Bahrain towards the end & japan history is based on title deciders
It would feel weird to you yes but thats because you got into F1 when it was in that spot. Australia was always the season closer when I started watching and still feels odd to me that it's at begining. But you can't throw sentiment in the way of change bud or it'll roll over you like a tank.
 

Titch

Champion Elect
Premium Contributor
I’m with you RasputinLives I have long felt that the races should move in a logical fashion. It would also save the teams money. But I have a feeling that if they did that they would have a lot of personnel away from home for long periods of time, and they would probably complain, a lot. Things like ...... “if we wanted to do that we’d have joined the military. “
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
how about this great stat i found a few days ago. which surprised me as people because of 2005. people assume kimi goes well at suzuka
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RasputinLives

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Contributor
Didn't win there in 2007 because they didn't race there. Look at his record there pre-2015 and you'll see what I mean.
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
Which if you look at how he went on other tracks during the same period is a blip. He's either nailed it from 2014 onward or the dominance of the Merc has been compensating. As it's far closer this year it will be interesting to see how he goes.
 

Johnny Carwash

Champion Elect
Contributor
As before the dominance of Hamilton and Mercedes, Suzuka was one of the tracks were Vettel and Red Bull were pretty much equally dominant.
 
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