[UPDATE] F1 Suzuka Practice Results: Alguersuari Fastest of 2, Quali Possibly Delayed

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11:45pm EST — Only Jaime Alguersuari and Timo Glock set times during the final, Saturday morning, practice session for the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix.  Alguersuari was faster, by over eleven seconds with a 1:55.902, while Glock posted a 2:07.497.  No one else risked a set lap time in the pouring and standing rain.  According to Autosport F1 editor Jon Noble on Twitter at 11:30pm EST, “My understanding from the FIA, teams and drivers is that qualifying will not go ahead today unless conditions improve.”  Most teams on Twitter were decrying the conditions and suggesting that qualifying would be better held on a drier Sunday morning, though there was no official news at the time of this posting.  SPEED pitlane correspondent Will Buxton was “hearing that Charlie Whiting will make a decision on qualifying at 13:50 local time here in Suzuka.”  Meanwhile, Daily Mirror F1 reporter Byron Young tweeted, “FIA say qualifying will start and then a decision will be made.  Forecasts for the rain to ease shortly but may get bad again.”  More information will be published when available.

UPDATE: According to BBC reporter Sarah Holt, “Ted Kravitz has spoken to race director Charlie Whiting who says his plan is to start qualifying in 45 minutes time. Mr Whiting will keep extending qualifying in the hope it will be safe for the drivers to run before making a decision on any postponement.”


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  1. tommorows weather!!!

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