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2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:21 am
by UnlikeUday
Not too long to wait! A great race at a great track awaits us...

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:17 am
by F1_Ernie
So Mercedes 1-2 and Ferrari drivers have thrown it away.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:21 am
by Invade
Dangerous and stupid from Leclerc.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:21 am
by FormulaFun
Vettel jump start and leclerc damage, oh dear Ferrari drivers up to their tricks from earlier this season... And then wtf are the stewards doing, very very dangerous to let him continue that wing could have hit Hamilton in the head, very fortunate it only took his mirror off

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:22 am
by mikeyg123
How that isn't a slam dunk penalty for Leclerc I do not know.

And surely a penalty for Vettel. Exactly the same as Kimi in Russia.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:23 am
by tootsie323
Damn - more bad luck for Norris!

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:23 am
by Jezza13
So Verstappen forced off the track by Leclerc & he complains.

Surprise of surprises Sky sympathise with Verstappen.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:24 am
by cmax
Is Lewis carrying damage I wonder?

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:24 am
by Jezza13
Invade wrote:Dangerous and stupid from Leclerc.
How does it differ from Austria?

Oh yeah,, we're in Japan.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:25 am
by Banana Man
How much bad luck can Norris get in one season?!

Got to be a penalty for Le Clerc and Albon, surely.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:25 am
by mikeyg123
Jezza13 wrote:So Verstappen forced off the track by Leclerc & he complains.

Surprise of surprises Sky sympathise with Verstappen.
He wasn't forced off track he was crashed into. Obviously he complains. So would anyone.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:26 am
by tootsie323
cmax wrote:Is Lewis carrying damage I wonder?
Lost a wing mirror, apparently

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:26 am
by mikeyg123
Jezza13 wrote:
Invade wrote:Dangerous and stupid from Leclerc.
How does it differ from Austria?

Oh yeah,, we're in Japan.
Is this a joke? It's nothing like Austria...

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:27 am
by cmax
tootsie323 wrote:
cmax wrote:Is Lewis carrying damage I wonder?
Lost a wing mirror, apparently
Ignore that. Just took 2 seconds off Seb

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:27 am
by Jezza13
mikeyg123 wrote:
Jezza13 wrote:So Verstappen forced off the track by Leclerc & he complains.

Surprise of surprises Sky sympathise with Verstappen.
He wasn't forced off track he was crashed into. Obviously he complains. So would anyone.
Verstappen hit Leclerc in Austria too. Watch the reply

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:28 am
by F1_Ernie
tootsie323 wrote:
cmax wrote:Is Lewis carrying damage I wonder?
Lost a wing mirror, apparently
Sainz and Hamilton collided and some of Hamiltons car came off, his looking quick enough atm.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:29 am
by mikeyg123
Jezza13 wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:
Jezza13 wrote:So Verstappen forced off the track by Leclerc & he complains.

Surprise of surprises Sky sympathise with Verstappen.
He wasn't forced off track he was crashed into. Obviously he complains. So would anyone.
Verstappen hit Leclerc in Austria too. Watch the reply
He did. I don't deny it.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:29 am
by -K-
Seb must be getting a drive through if they keep things consistent. Kimi Raikkonen got one for his false start.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:29 am
by lucifers
FormulaFun wrote:Vettel jump start and leclerc damage, oh dear Ferrari drivers up to their tricks from earlier this season... And then wtf are the stewards doing, very very dangerous to let him continue that wing could have hit Hamilton in the head, very fortunate it only took his mirror off
what penalty did kimi get for a falst start

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:31 am
by Johnson
Surely slam dunk penalties for both Ferrari’s? Can’t remember a 1-2 start being messed up this bad by turn 1

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:31 am
by FormulaFun
lucifers wrote:
FormulaFun wrote:Vettel jump start and leclerc damage, oh dear Ferrari drivers up to their tricks from earlier this season... And then wtf are the stewards doing, very very dangerous to let him continue that wing could have hit Hamilton in the head, very fortunate it only took his mirror off
what penalty did kimi get for a falst start
Drive through I believe

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:31 am
by tootsie323
Commentary team here stating that Ferrari are finding new and innovative ways to turn a front-row lockout into a... not 1-2. One can tell they so want to say **** up..!

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:32 am
by FormulaFun
Jezza13 wrote:So Verstappen forced off the track by Leclerc & he complains.

Surprise of surprises Sky sympathise with Verstappen.
Don't be ridiculous, he didn't force him off, he literally punted him into a spin

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:32 am
by mikeyg123
Johnson wrote:Surely slam dunk penalties for both Ferrari’s? Can’t remember a 1-2 start being messed up this bad by turn 1
At 27 seconds....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwR_HbiHYys

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:33 am
by mikeyg123
The stewards need to sharpen up. It shouldn't take this long to give Vettel a slam dunk penalty.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:34 am
by F1_Ernie
FormulaFun wrote:
lucifers wrote:
FormulaFun wrote:Vettel jump start and leclerc damage, oh dear Ferrari drivers up to their tricks from earlier this season... And then wtf are the stewards doing, very very dangerous to let him continue that wing could have hit Hamilton in the head, very fortunate it only took his mirror off
what penalty did kimi get for a falst start
Drive through I believe
Stewards waiting long enough so Vettel can come out before most of the traffic : :lol: , didn't Kimi get a penalty pretty quickly?

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:34 am
by FormulaFun
How long does it take to give vettel a penalty...

Wow, no penalty.... What????

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:34 am
by cmax
mikeyg123 wrote:
Johnson wrote:Surely slam dunk penalties for both Ferrari’s? Can’t remember a 1-2 start being messed up this bad by turn 1
At 27 seconds....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwR_HbiHYys
hhhh

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:35 am
by lucifers
so no penalty for vettel

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:35 am
by mikeyg123
That is ludicrous. If I was Kimi I would be spitting tacks.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:35 am
by cmax
Vettel got away with it. Lucky chap

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:36 am
by -K-
What the actual...

How was what Vettel did any different to what Kimi did?

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:36 am
by mikeyg123
I'm calling corruption on that one.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:37 am
by FormulaFun
Rules apply to all but Vettel, Monza quali again

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:37 am
by Invade
Jezza13 wrote:
Invade wrote:Dangerous and stupid from Leclerc.
How does it differ from Austria?

Oh yeah,, we're in Japan.

Pretty daft to assume I'm talking about contact between him and Verstappen in a bog standard racing incident, but yes that was more on Leclerc.


He drives around with damage and ends up disintegrating his car into the path of Hamilton. It was dangerous and stupid.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:38 am
by tootsie323
Word from this end is that Vettel did not leave his grid box before he stopped again. Just speculation from commentary here...

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:39 am
by mikeyg123
And still not decision on Leclerc. I don't know why but for some reasons the stewards are desperate not to penalise Ferrari.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:39 am
by FormulaFun
Merc too scared to undercut again

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:39 am
by mikeyg123
tootsie323 wrote:Word from this end is that Vettel did not leave his grid box before he stopped again. Just speculation from commentary here...
Yep, exactly like Kimi in Russia. Who got a drive through.

Re: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Race Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:40 am
by Invade
Interesting new tyre deg graphics. No idea how accurate they are though.


Vettel is on the 2-stopper.