Updated 2019 driver standings: 1. Vettel apart, the stand-out lap of qualifying came from Alexander Albon, who matched Max Verstappen’s 1min 27.851sec down to the last thousandth. Relive all of the action from an action-packed Sunday for the Japanese Grand Prix LIVE from Suzuka! Nakajima Racing driver Palou's lap of 1m35.972s at the end of the seven-minute Q3 session put him with a tenth of a second of the track record set by Kazuki Nakajima in 2017. SUZUKA, Oct 13 — Sebastian Vettel produced an epic lap at Suzuka today as his Ferrari took pole position for the typhoon-affected Japanese Grand Prix ahead of teammate Charles Leclerc. RACE RECAP 2019 Johan Kristoffersson completed the WTCR JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan weekend a winner but it’s Esteban Guerrieri who leaves Suzuka on top on the #RoadToMalaysia, where the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO will be … 13th October 2019, 5:15 13th October 2019, 5:20 | Written by Keith Collantine. Individually, the team’s Kats Nakasuga put in a 2’05.922 to head the boards but he was chased hard by Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea in … Persistent rain on the Suzuka circuit this morning and concerns for rider safety led Race Direction to cancel the Top 10 Trial, the Superpole session in which the ten fastest teams in qualifying were scheduled to face off on a flying lap. "Seb did an amazing lap and he deserves to be on pole today. Norris surprised to be just two-tenths off pole after ‘best lap of the year’ ... Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Suzuka, 2019. I spent two hours beating Vettel's 2019 Suzuka Pole lap, and put the laps side by side. Since its introduction in 1987, Suzuka has established itself as one of the most feared, respected and challenging circuits on the F1 calendar. This means Yamaha Factory Racing Team remain on pole, followed by Kawasaki Racing Team and Red Bull Honda. I spent two hours beating Vettel's 2019 Suzuka Pole lap, and put the laps side by side. This "FIA-F4 Dream Cup Race" (tentative name) will be a special non-points race. For lap after lap the red and white McLarens circled the track at high speed, locked in a duel. YAMAHA FACTORY CONFIRM PROVISIONAL POLE. Vettel - 212. Posted by 1 month ago. Enjoy Seb’s scintillating lap round Suzuka on his way to POLE . Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Suzuka, Friday practice, 2019. Naoki Yamamoto scored his first pole position of the Super Formula season for the opening leg of this weekend's Suzuka double header, as points leader Ryo Hirakawa was again consigned to the back of the grid. Top events. Previously a part of multiple GT racing series including the now defunct group C class of the All Japan Sports Prototype Championship, the Suzuka 1000 km as of 2006 is now a points round of the Super GT Series, and is the only race of such length in that series. Sebastian Vettel calls Suzuka his favourite circuit and it isn’t hard to see why. Published on 13 Oct 2019 04:17; 2 By: Fergal Walsh ... Albon offered Max Verstappen his closest challenge yet this season in qualifying, as both Red Bull drivers set the same lap time of a 1:27.851 in Q3. Naoki Yamamoto scored his first pole position of the Super Formula season for the opening leg of this weekend's Suzuka double header, as points leader Ryo … The "2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship Round 17 Japan Grand Prix Race" will be held at Suzuka Circuit on October 11-13, 2019 first time as a support race event. Yamaha Factory Racing Team, the winners of the past four editions, will hence start from pole on Sunday at the 2019 Suzuka 8 Hours, in front of Kawasaki Racing Team and Red Bull Honda. Qualifying: Vettel beats Leclerc to pole in Suzuka. His pole position for today’s race is the fifth he’s taken in his career so far. CLICK HERE FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2019 FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX. The world championship leader broke Michael Schumacher's qualifying lap record, set during Q2 in 2006, by 1.365s to take his 71st F1 pole and first in 10 attempts at this circuit. … The German picked up his second @pirelli_motorsport Pole Position Award of 2019 with this AWESOME lap . Suzuka (AP) - Sebastian Vettel smacked his beaten stable rival Charles Leclerc and beamed into the cameras. Bottas - 274 3. Lap time watch: 2019 Japanese Grand Prix Posted on . Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel after qualifying in pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka October 13, 2019. Close. The 1m34.533s lap time set by the two-time SF champion Yamamoto was over a … Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix, which takes place over 53 laps of the 5.807-kilometre Suzuka International Racing Course on Sunday, October 13. 348. — Reuters pic. Senna was on pole position, but Prost made a lightning start off the line to snatch the lead. Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free. Striking to me how convincing Assetto looks in comparison. The 2019 Japanese Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2019) was a Formula One racing event held on 13 October 2019 at the Suzuka International Racing Course in Suzuka in the Mie Prefecture, Japan.The race was the 17th round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship and marked the 45th running of the Japanese Grand Prix.The 2019 event was the 35th time that the … This means only Bottas can … Yamaha Factory Racing Team Claim Provisional Pole Position at Suzuka. Suzuka also hosts other motorsport events including the Suzuka 1000 km endurance race. Champions are made at Suzuka. Verstappen - 212 5. Super Suzuka - A track guide. The Ferrari driver secured the pole position for the Formula 1 race in Japan with a top round. Hamilton - 338 2. Suzuka Designed as a Honda test track in 1962 by John Hugenholtz, Suzuka is a unique … Simulators are all well and good, but Suzuka is Suzuka. ... the final positions on the starting grid of the 2019 Suzuka 8 Hours. Yamaha Factory Racing Team Claim Provisional Pole Position at Suzuka 26-07-2019. Share this RaceFans article with your network: Twitter; Leclerc - 223 4. Yamaha have taken provisional pole for the 2019 Suzuka Eight-Hours after two qualifying sessions held on the Japanese track today. It has been the setting for many championship deciders and is synonymous with success. ... lowering the lap record every step of the way. Suzuka-specialist team riders Michael van der Mark, Alex Lowes, and Katsuyuki Nakasuga will be gunning for five 8 Hours wins in a row in 2019, and will start ahead of second-placed Kawasaki Racing Team riders Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam and Toprak Razgatlioglu, and the Red Bull Honda trio of Stefan Bradl, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Takumi Takahashi in third. ... to get a clear lap is common for the Suzuka … Alex Palou boosted his Super Formula title prospects by annexing pole position for Sunday's deciding race at Suzuka, coming close to establishing a new lap record. ... Nakasuga's time of 2'05.922 was his fastest ever lap of the 5.821km Suzuka circuit aboard the endurance specification Yamaha YZF-R1 and the fastest of any rider so far this weekend. SUZUKA 13 October, 2019 08:27 IST Sebastian Vettel produced an epic lap at Suzuka on Sunday as his Ferrari took pole position for the typhoon-affected Japanese Grand Prix ahead of teammate Charles Leclerc. Naoki Yamamoto smashed the Super Formula track record at Suzuka on his way to claim pole position, as championship leaders Ryo Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy faltered. The 32-year-old relegated Leclerc to second place on Sunday at the Suzuka Circuit. Albon matched Verstappen to the thousandth Photo: Motorsport Images.