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The 2016 Japanese GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:31 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 17th round of the 2016 season taking place in Suzuka between the 7th and 9th of October.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Japan click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Japan close at the start of Saturday practice

The event timetable for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 01:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 05:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 12:00 local time - 03:00 GMT
Qualifying 15:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 14:00 local time - 05:00 GMT

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Re: The 2016 Japanese GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:19 pm

With some inclement weather predicted for this weekend, this could shape to be an interesting race.

The Mercedes train should again march on however Lewis should bounce back following his unfortunate engine failure in Malaysia.
I have again picked Sebastian Vettel for the lowest rung of the podium but this isn't a confident choice. The Red Bulls are now showing some real pace and following their recent 1, 2 finish at Malaysia, are real candidates to to upset the Mercedes juggernaut. Chuck in Kimi for the last of the top 6.

The Force India's are near the next best but the McLaren of Alonso should again show its recent improvements and again finish in the bottom half of the top 10.

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Re: The 2016 Japanese GP Thread

Post by 10 n Pole Admin » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:19 pm

Grid (after penalties)

Pos Driver Car Time
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 01:30.6
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:30.7
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 01:31.2
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 01:31.2
5 Sergio Perez Force India 01:32.0
6 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 01:31.0
7 Romain Grosjean Haas 01:32.0
8 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 01:30.9
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 01:32.1
10 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 01:32.5
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams 01:32.3
12 Felipe Massa Williams 01:32.4
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 01:32.6
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 01:32.7
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren 01:32.7
16 Jolyon Palmer Renault 01:32.8
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault 01:33.0
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 01:33.2
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 01:33.3
20 Esteban Ocon Manor 01:33.4
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 01:33.6
22 Jenson Button McLaren 01:32.9

Vettel penalized 3 grid places for causing a collision at previous round.
Wehrlein and Raikkonen penalized 5 grid places for unscheduled gearbox changes.
Button penalized 35 grid places for unscheduled power unit element changes.Time

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Re: The 2016 Japanese GP Thread

Post by 10 n Pole Admin » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:31 pm

Results

Pos Driver Car
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
5 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing
7 Sergio Perez Force India
8 Nico Hulkenberg Force India
9 Felipe Massa Williams
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams
11 Romain Grosjean Haas
12 Jolyon Palmer Renault
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren
17 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso
18 Jenson Button McLaren
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber
20 Esteban Gutierrez Haas
21 Esteban Ocon Manor
22 Pascal Wehrlein Manor

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