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2009 Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix

Race | Qualifying | Saturday Practice | Second Friday Practice | First Friday Practice

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Saturday Practice Session

Japanese Formula One Grand Prix - Saturday Practice(10/03/2009) 
11:04 Saturday practice session underway - Apologies for the slight delay due to technical issues
11:05 Air and track temperature are at 25 degrees. Conditions are dry!
11:06 A number of cars have gone out and started runs straight away. Trulli is currently fastest ahead of Alonso and Raikkonen
11:08 Fisichella moves into 3rd.
11:09 Raikkonen goes fastest with a 1:33.453
11:10 Alonso back in second with a 1:33.819
11:12 10 minutes into Saturday practice - Order: Raikkonen, Alonso, Trulli, Sutil, Fisichella, Liuzzi, Heidfeld, Grosjean, Button and Rosberg
11:14 Trulli takes second with a 1:33.709
11:17 Trulli quickest with a 1:33.258
11:18 Nearly 20 minutes into the session and Trulli is fastest ahead of Raikkonen and Heidfeld. Vettel and Kubica yet to set times!
11:20 Buemi goes fastest with a 1:33.203!
11:22 One can't read much from this session as this is the only session the teams are running in dry conditions
11:25 Vettel moves into second with a 1:33.108
11:25 Buemi improves again with a 1:32.240!
11:26 For reference, pole time from the 2006 Japanese Grand Prix was a 1:29.599 by Felipe Massa
11:30 Nearly halfway into the session - Top 10: Buemi, Vettel, Sutil, Raikkonen, Kubica, Trulli, Kovalainen, Hamilton, Heidfeld & Alonso
11:31 Glock and Grosjean are currently 19th and 20th. Both are over 2 seconds off the pace
11:34 1.01 seconds separates the top 10 at this stage
11:36 Raikkonen on a quick lap!
11:36 Raikkonen goes second with a 1:32.445
11:37 It lokks like another close qualifying session coming up this afternoon!
11:38 Barrichello up into 4th with a 1:32.603
11:40 Buemi improves further in 1st with a 1:31.771
11:41 20 minutes remain and the top 10 are: Buemi, Raikkonen, Vettel, Kovalainen, Barrichello, Sutil, Alguersuari, Button, Kubica and Webber
11:44 Hamilton moves up into 11th
11:47 Only a few cars on the track at this stage as the teams prepare for their pre-qualifying runs
11:48 The 2 Renault's are currently in 19th and 20th! Doubt that will remain the case in qualifying
11:51 Less than 10 minutes to go and the top 10 are: Buemi, Raikkonen, Barrichello, Vettel, Kovalainen, Sutil, Alguersuari, Heidfeld, Glock and Button
11:53 Final preparations for qualifying are underway!

Nearly all the cars are on the track!

11:59 Alonso moves up into 10th with a 1:32.742
12:00 [Comment From Danfloyd ]
Webber STOP. noo didnt get to see an improved 2ns sector [Ed] Unfortunately he went off. He is ok and the damage isn't much
12:00 Rosberg moves into second!
12:00 Trulli goes fastest with a 1:31.709
12:01 Session over.
12:03 Top 10: Trulli, Buemi, Rosberg, Vettel, Raikkonen, Sutil, Barrichello, Kovalainen, Button & Alguesuari
12:05 11th - 20th: Grosjean, Heidfeld, Alonso, Glock, Nakajima, Hamilton, Kubica, Fisichella, Webber and Liuzzi
12:07 Most laps by Rosberg (28). Least laps by Webber (15 - crashed) and Liuzzi (18)
12:09 Trulli and Buemi (1st & 2nd) are over 0.6 seconds quicker than the rest. 3rd and 19th are separated by under 0.6 seconds
12:13 Qualifying coverage from commences in under 2 hours. Coverage at


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