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The 2006 Japanese Grand Prix

Post by Ed » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:01 am

This is the place to discuss everything related to the seventeenth round of the 2006 season taking place at Suzuka between the 6th and the 8th of October.

The Japanese Grand Prix main page is available here.

To submit your 8 'n' Pole Picks for Japan click here, to register in the competition click here
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Post by Julian Mayo » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:16 am

Unless Bridgestone come up with a special rain tyre for here and Brazil, the weather will decide the outcome of both races and the WDC. Both races have a history of wet weather. 8)
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Post by Ed » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:22 am

The event timetable for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 11:00 local time - 02:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 05:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 11:00 local time - 02:00 GMT
Qualifying 14:00 local time - 05:00 GMT

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

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Post by Ed » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:37 am

The latest weather forecast for the Japanese Grand Prix (last updated 4 October)

Friday - 21 - Rain
1st Practice - 11:00
2nd Practice - 14:00

Saturday - 23 - AM Showers
Practice - 11:00
Qualifying - 14:00

Sunday - 24 - Sunny
Race - 14:00

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Post by Ed » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:40 am

Julian Mayo wrote:Unless Bridgestone come up with a special rain tyre for here and Brazil, the weather will decide the outcome of both races and the WDC. Both races have a history of wet weather. 8)
The current weather forecast for Suzuka shows rain/showers from Thursday until the following Friday except for Sunday!!
There is a high chance for another wet race this season it seems!

Looks like too many people have complained about the lack of wet races :wink:

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Post by JayVee » Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:02 pm

Ten coverage starts at 11 PM :evil: :evil: :evil:
That is more than 6 hours delay :evil:
I'm back and yes supporting Alonso "The Cute" in the Ferrari!

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Post by rah » Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:21 pm

JayVee wrote:Ten coverage starts at 11 PM :evil: :evil: :evil:
That is more than 6 hours delay :evil:
Bathurst good. Idol bad.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by JayVee » Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:56 pm

Not just Idol but there is some program called Supersize me at 9 PM!!
Even though F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport, I can understand Bathurst because it is a national event but Ten would find any reason to put the F1 back. Last week there was no Bathurst.

The good thing is that Brazil will be in the middle of the night so there will be nothing for F1 to compete with and then watch how many times they will brag about LIVE coverage of the race :shock: :shock:

I need to find another way to watch F1 races. Even the races in our area we have to watch in the middle of the night on SUNDAY :evil: :evil: It is so frustrating
I'm back and yes supporting Alonso "The Cute" in the Ferrari!

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Post by <T-K> » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:17 pm

Shall be up nice and early this weekend.......I dont think I will get to see the end of the race though(and I do believe it will be a cracker)....I have to get down to the track to do some testing..... :?


1 - Shumi (I dont like to admit it, but he will win)
2 - Massa (No one else can catch him...)
3 - Kubica (He's just good)
4 - Chello (Making the most of his Honda)
5 - Fisico (Just not quick enough)
6 - Heidfeld (Once again outpaced by his teammate)
7 - Button (Not as good as everyone makes him out to be)
8 - Coulthard (I think he has bought this position)

Pole - Fonzi



I fear that Alonso pushed his engine just a touch too far in the last race.....

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Post by gkaytaz » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:28 pm

<T-K> wrote:Shall be up nice and early this weekend.......I dont think I will get to see the end of the race though(and I do believe it will be a cracker)....I have to get down to the track to do some testing..... :?


1 - Shumi (I dont like to admit it, but he will win)
2 - Massa (No one else can catch him...)
3 - Kubica (He's just good)
4 - Chello (Making the most of his Honda)
5 - Fisico (Just not quick enough)
6 - Heidfeld (Once again outpaced by his teammate)
7 - Button (Not as good as everyone makes him out to be)
8 - Coulthard (I think he has bought this position)

Pole - Fonzi



I fear that Alonso pushed his engine just a touch too far in the last race.....
So, no Kimi?
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:56 pm

gkaytaz wrote:
<T-K> wrote:Shall be up nice and early this weekend.......I dont think I will get to see the end of the race though(and I do believe it will be a cracker)....I have to get down to the track to do some testing..... :?


1 - Shumi (I dont like to admit it, but he will win)
2 - Massa (No one else can catch him...)
3 - Kubica (He's just good)
4 - Chello (Making the most of his Honda)
5 - Fisico (Just not quick enough)
6 - Heidfeld (Once again outpaced by his teammate)
7 - Button (Not as good as everyone makes him out to be)
8 - Coulthard (I think he has bought this position)

Pole - Fonzi



I fear that Alonso pushed his engine just a touch too far in the last race.....
So, no Kimi?
if the Mclaren breaks again, I suspct Kimi will be out buying a condolence card for a smallish spanish fella, and a tallish darkish chap
The Mountain is a savage Mistress.

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Post by <T-K> » Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:22 am

gkaytaz wrote:
<T-K> wrote:Shall be up nice and early this weekend.......I dont think I will get to see the end of the race though(and I do believe it will be a cracker)....I have to get down to the track to do some testing..... :?


1 - Shumi (I dont like to admit it, but he will win)
2 - Massa (No one else can catch him...)
3 - Kubica (He's just good)
4 - Chello (Making the most of his Honda)
5 - Fisico (Just not quick enough)
6 - Heidfeld (Once again outpaced by his teammate)
7 - Button (Not as good as everyone makes him out to be)
8 - Coulthard (I think he has bought this position)

Pole - Fonzi



I fear that Alonso pushed his engine just a touch too far in the last race.....
So, no Kimi?

Nup....I really dont think the Macca will last the distance :cry:

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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:55 am

<T-K> wrote:
gkaytaz wrote:
<T-K> wrote:Shall be up nice and early this weekend.......I dont think I will get to see the end of the race though(and I do believe it will be a cracker)....I have to get down to the track to do some testing..... :?


1 - Shumi (I dont like to admit it, but he will win)
2 - Massa (No one else can catch him...)
3 - Kubica (He's just good)
4 - Chello (Making the most of his Honda)
5 - Fisico (Just not quick enough)
6 - Heidfeld (Once again outpaced by his teammate)
7 - Button (Not as good as everyone makes him out to be)
8 - Coulthard (I think he has bought this position)

Pole - Fonzi



I fear that Alonso pushed his engine just a touch too far in the last race.....
So, no Kimi?

Nup....I really dont think the Macca will last the distance :cry:
PDLR will nurse his home :)
Kimi is starting to remind me of Stirling Moss (according to the legend)
quicker than anyone, and would prove it lap after lap, then the car would break. I remember my Dad talking to Jack Brabham, about 10 minutes after JB had won a race. Dad said " I was a bit worried about your chances when Stirling went out to a 5 second lead"
JB smiled and said, " I was hoping he would go out to a ten second lead, before he backed off"
Dad said "Why"
JB said, "he had allready hurt his engine and tyres, now all he was going to see on his pitboard was ........JB minus10, next lap.....JB minus9.......,next lap JB minus 8.....next lap, and this is the trick to it........JB minus6...........He sees that 2 second in one lap.......goes like the clappers.......I have backed off..........he sees JB minus 9.......JBminus9.......by now I am down to a third fuel, I have good tyres, I have looked after my engine, so I go out for a fast Sunday drive. I have only lapped cars to worry about, Stirling is listening to every valve, his tyres are sh-t
and I better his lap time by 2 seconds every lap for 3 laps, then back off.
Stirling breaks his engine/suspension/has a blow out. He still has not worked it out." My mum took this down in "Pitmans" shorthand, after JB was shown proof that mum was not a journalists "agent".
My dad grinned all the way to the nearest pub. Mum had a shandy, I had a strawberry sherbet. 4 hours later one of my Uncles arrived, and drove us all home. ( Thank God, cos I had nicked one of JB's string backed driving gloves)

:oops:
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Post by Ed » Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:57 am

First Friday practice session about to start. It is wet!!

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Post by Ed » Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:59 am

Air temperature is 21 degrees while track temperature is 20 degrees.

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