Tweet
 
Pirelli F1 Japanese Grand-Prix qualifying

Pirelli F1 Japanese Grand-Prix qualifying

08.10.2016: - Nico Rosberg claims pole for Mercedes on softs in cool and overcast conditions - The top 10 on the grid will all start on

- Nico Rosberg claims pole for Mercedes on softs in cool and overcast conditions

- The top 10 on the grid will all start on soft tyres

- Two stops are likely for the race, with variable weather possible


 



Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, setting a time of 1m30.647s on the soft tyre: the fastest time of the weekend so far that was around two seconds faster than last year’s pole.


Two stops seem set to be the most probable strategy for the grand prix tomorrow, although this will depend on track and weather conditions.


Following some overnight rain, qualifying remained completely dry; however damp conditions at the start of FP3 meant that the Cinturato intermediate and full wet was also briefly used today – meaning that all five tyres were run.


Everyone used just the soft tyre from Q2 onwards. In Q3 the drivers did two runs (apart from Force India and Haas), timing the final laps for the very end of the session in order to benefit from track evolution.


Tomorrow is expected to stay dry but the possibility of showers remains, with similar track temperatures to the 26 degrees centigrade seen today.





Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director
: “Track temperatures were cooler than they had been yesterday, which affected tyre behaviour, along with the overnight rain that washed whatever rubber had been laid on the track yesterday away.



The superior speed of the soft tyre meant that it was the automatic choice for qualifying and so the top 10 will all be starting on this compound tomorrow.


Where they go from here in terms of strategy will be very interesting, with the whole field closely matched in terms of speed and the possibility of cool and variable weather.”




How the tyres behaved today:



Hard: Used by two drivers at Q1 start as an installation. Mandatory set for the race.

Medium: Mercedes and Red Bull got through Q1 with medium only, not used thereafter.

Soft: The most popular tyre choice for Suzuka, with a 1.3 second per lap advantage.




Free practice 3 – top three times


Rosberg    1m32.092s    Soft new
Ricciardo    1m32.394s    Soft new
Vettel    1m32.731s    Soft new



Qualifying top 10


Rosberg    1m30.647s    Soft new
Hamilton    1m30.660s    Soft new
Raikkonen    1m30.949s    Soft new
Vettel    1m31.028s    Soft new
Verstappen    1m31.178s    Soft new
Ricciardo    1m31.240s    Soft new
Perez    1m31.961s    Soft new
Grosjean    1m31.961s    Soft new
Hulkenberg    1m32.142s    Soft new
Gutierrez    1m32.547s    Soft new




Most laps by compound so far


Hard    Sainz    24 laps
Medium    Palmer    24
Soft    Kvyat    22
     Magnussen    22
Intermediate    Grosjean    2
     Gutierrez    2
Wet    Bottas    1
     Magnussen    1
     Massa    1
     Palmer    1


Best time by compound so far



Hard    Hamilton    1m33.475s
Medium    Rosberg    1m31.858s
Soft    Rosberg    1m30.647s




- Anthony Peacock, photo Pirelli 

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/pirelli-f1-japan-gp-qualifying---156219.html

08.10.2016 / MaP

More News

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Japan Grand Prix qualifying review
08.10.2016
2016 Japanese Grand Prix - Saturday  •    Nico Rosberg today took his 30th career pole position - his 3rd in a row at the Suzuka Circuit and 8th of the 2016 season so far •   more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Japan Grand-Prix qualifying review
08.10.2016
F1 Japanese Grand-PrixSuzuka International CircuitSaturday, October 8th 2016MAX VERSTAPPEN, Position: 5th*, 1:31.178 (Practice 3 – P4 1:32.784)“Not such a bad result in qualifying more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Japan Grand Prix qualifying
08.10.2016
2016 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix: Qualifying  Sahara Force India carried its good form into today’s qualifying session as Sergio Perez set the seventh fastest time ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in ninth.  more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Japan Grand-Prix qualifying
08.10.2016
Japanese GP Qualifying Qualifying Notes•    Valtteri Bottas qualified 11th and Felipe Massa 12th for the Japanese Grand Prix•    Both cars progressed from Q1 into Q2 after two runs on the sof more >>
McLaren Honda F1 Japanese GP qualifying review
08.10.2016
2016 Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Racing Course, Saturday October 8th, 2016“We’ve been struggling with high-speed and straight-line performance” Fernando Alonso an more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Japan Grand Prix qualifying
08.10.2016
 2016 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – SATURDAY 08/10/2016Daniil Kvyat (STR11-03, Car 26)Third Practice Session - Best lap: 1:34.037, pos. 15th, 12 lapsQualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:32.645, (Q2) 1:32.623, pos. 1 more >>
Haas F1 Team Japan Grand-Prix qualifying
08.10.2016
Japanese Grand Prix: Qualifying   Event:  Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix (Round 17 of 21)Date:  Saturday, Oct. 8Location:  Suzuka CircuitLayout:  5.807-kilometer (3.608-mile), 18-turn c more >>
Renault Sport F1 Japan Grand Prix qualifying review
08.10.2016
2016 Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix Saturday 8 October 2016 Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Jolyon Palmer broke into the Q2 qualifying session for the fourth time this season, qualifying in sixteenth positio more >>
Sauber F1 Team Japanese Grand-Prix qualifying review
08.10.2016
Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday 08.10.2016Weather: FP3: overcast and damp/dry, 25-26°C air, 26-28°C track; Qualifying: overcast and dry, 23-24°C air, 26-28°C track more >>
F1 Japanese GP Qualifying classification
08.10.2016
F1  Emirates Japanese Grand-Prix 2016Suzuka International Racing CourseSaturday, October 8th 0161     6     Nico Rosberg     Mercedes     1:31.858   & more >>
F1 Japanese GP Practice 3 classification
08.10.2016
F1  Emirates Japanese Grand-Prix 2016Suzuka International Racing CourseSaturday, October 8th 0161     6     Nico Rosberg     Mercedes     1:32.092   &nbs more >>
Red Bull Racing F1 Japanese Grand Prix practices review
07.10.2016
JAPANESE GRAND PRIX 2016Suzuka CircuitFriday, October 7th  2016MAX VERSTAPPENFirst Practice Session: 1:34.379, Position: 6, Laps: 26Second Practice Session: 1:33.061, Position: 4, Laps: 29 more >>
Pirelli F1 Japanese Grand Prix Friday practices review
07.10.2016
- All three types of tyres used on quite a slippery surface at Suzuka during Friday Free practice- Nico Rosberg sets fastest time for Mercedes in both sessions on the soft compound- Possibility more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Japanese Grand Prix practices review
07.10.2016
2016 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix: Free Practice  Sahara Force India completed a trouble-free day of practice at the Suzuka Circuit in preparation for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.  more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Japanese Grand Prix practices
07.10.2016
Japanese GP Practice Friday, October 7th 2016Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: It was a fairly normal Friday for us and we completed most of the work that we needed to in FP1 and FP2. more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Japanese Grand Prix practices
07.10.2016
2016 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY 07/10/2016 Carlos Sainz (STR11-01, Car 55)First Practice Session Best lap: 1:35.672, pos. 12th, 27 lapsSecond Practice SessionBest lap: 1:34.086, pos. 10th, 33 laps more >>
Haas F1 Team Japanese Grand Prix practices review
07.10.2016
Japanese Grand Prix: Friday Practice Event:  Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 (FP1 and FP2) Date:  Friday, Oct. 7Location:  Suzuka CircuitLayout:  5.807-kilometer (3.608-mile), 18-turn circuitFP1 Weather:  Partly cloudy, 21 degrees Celsius (69 degrees Fahrenheit)FP2 Weather:  Cloudy, 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahr more >>
Sauber F1 Team Japanese Grand Prix Friday practices
07.10.2016
Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix – Practice – FridayWeather: sunny/overcast and dry, 21-25°C air, 30-36°C trackThe practice sessions ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix went according to the scheduled programme for t more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Japanese GP Practices
07.10.2016
2016 Japanese Grand Prix - Friday October 7th, 2016 •    Nico Rosberg topped the morning session with Lewis Hamilton P2 •    Nico Rosberg then set the fastest time of the more >>
McLaren Honda F1 Japan GP practices review
07.10.2016
2016 Japanese Grand Prix – free practiceSuzuka International Racing Course, Friday, October 7th 2016“We need to find something extra tonight” Today was a largely problem-free day for McLare more >>
Renault Sport F1 Japanese GP Friday practices review
07.10.2016
2016 Formula 1 Emirates Japanese Grand Prix, Friday Renault Sport Formula One Team enjoyed a mixed start on day one of the Emirates Japanese Grand Prix. While Kevin Magnussen had a straight-forward day and set more >>
Suzuka F1 Practice 2 classification
07.10.2016
F1 EMIRATES JAPANESE GRAND PRIX Suzuka International CircuitFriday, October 7th  20161     6     Nico Rosberg     Mercedes     1:32.250         more >>
Suzuka F1 Practice 1 classification
07.10.2016
F1 EMIRATES JAPANESE GRAND PRIX Suzuka International CircuitFriday, October 7th  20161     6     Nico Rosberg     Mercedes     1:32.431         more >>
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Japan Grand-Prix preview
06.10.2016
2016 Japanese Grand Prix -  The 2016 Formula One World Championship season continues this weekend with Round 17, the Japanese Grand Prix, from Suzuka •    Nico: "I'm here to win races more >>
Suzuka Circuit facts and stats
06.10.2016
F1- Japan Grand-Prix 2016Suzuka International Circuit•    Total number of race laps: 53   •    Complete race distance: 307.471 kilometers (191.054 miles) more >>
Haas F1 Team drivers quotes ahead of Japan Grand-Prix
06.10.2016
 Suzuka Circuit Circuit Length: 5.807 kilometers (3.608 miles)Laps: 53Race Distance: 307.471 kilometers (191.054 miles) Broadcast: NBCSN - 12 a.m. ET (Pre-Race Show) / 1 a.m. ET (Lights Out)ROMAIN GROSJ more >>
Haas F1 Team - Ready to Rise in Land of the Rising Sun
06.10.2016
After Rough Run of Races, Haas F1 Team  Pushing for Points in Japan Despite back-to-back races where Haas F1 Team endured an outcome that was less than desired, the sun still rose on the Mondays following the recent grands prix in Si more >>
UBIMET F1 Japan GP weather forecast
05.10.2016
Formula 1 in Suzuka, Japan Unsettled weather conditions throughout the weekSuzuka, Japan will host the seventeenth Formula 1 race of the season this weekend. UBIMET is the official meteoro more >>
Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Japan Grand-Prix preview
05.10.2016
There's no rest for the wicked! After a tough race in hot and humid Malaysia we go straight on to Japan…Carlos and Daniil are really looking forward to it and not only because they enjoy driving there – they also just can't stop talking abo more >>
McLaren Honda F1 Japan Grand Prix preview
04.10.2016
F1 - Japanese Grand-PrixSuzuka International CircuitThe drivers on: the event #14 Fernando Alonso “Japan is an incredible place and a country I always love visiting. The support we receive is more >>
McLaren Honda F1 Japan GP stats and facts
04.10.2016
Japanese Grand-Prix Round 17/21 07-09 October 2016 Circuit stats2015 winner Lewis Hamilton, 53 laps, 1:28:06.508s2015 pole position Nico Rosberg, 1m32.584s2015 fastest lap Lewis Hamilton, 1m36.145s (lap 33)Name Suz more >>
Renault Sport F1 Japanese Grand-Prix preview
04.10.2016
2016 FORMULA 1 EMIRATES JAPANESE GRAND PRIXSuzuka International Circuit Fred, looking back to Malaysia, how would you describe the weekend?We were in the points for two races in a row and that feels goo more >>
Pirelli Japan Grand-Prix preview
04.10.2016
F1 JAPAN GRAND PRIX  Round 17 of 21Suzuka, Japan, 6-9 October 2016Coming straight off the back of the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Japanese Grand Prix uses exactly the same three n more >>
Sahara Force India F1 Japanese Grand Prix preview
03.10.2016
2016 Formula One Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Circuit    Vijay Mallya on Japan  VJM: “We head to Suzuka off the back of a very strong weekend i more >>
Williams Martini Racing F1 Japan Grand Prix preview
28.09.2016
Japan Grand Prix F1 ROUND 17 OF 21SUZUKA CIRCUIT7-9 OCTOBER 2016 If you ask any Formula One driver to list their favourite tracks, the Suzuka Circuit will always feature high on the list with its traditional features and unique fi more >>
Pirelli selected sets per driver for Japan Grand-Prix
28.09.2016
Japanese Grand PrixOctober 7 – October 9, 2016The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka, October 7 – October 9).   more >>
Alexander Rossi completes another positive race at Japanese GP
27.09.2015
Suzuka International Racing CourseSunday 27 September 2015ROSSI  │ Chassis 03   P18  1:41.467 Alexander Rossi completed another strong race weekend with the Manor Marussia F1 Team, contributing to help more >>
Pirelli F1 Japanese Grand Prix race review
27.09.2015
2015 Japanese Grand Prix – Race- Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins from second on the grid with a two-stop strategy as expected- Warmest track temperatures seen all weekend today- A variety of differen more >>
Renault Sport F1 Japanese GP race review
27.09.2015
JAPANESE GRAND PRIX  RACE 2015  The Japanese Grand Prix yielded a double points finish for the Renault-powered Scuderia Toro Rosso team. Max Verstappen finished in ninth, with team-mate Carlos Sainz tenth.Infiniti more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

Jobs Around the World

2001-2020 automobilsport.com full copyright