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F1 Digest - Japan Qualifying // Satisfied customers abound as qualifying decides the Fuji grid

Published by Christine

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The Fuji Speedway sees only a smattering of rain which clears up for both Free Practice and Qualifying. It looks like McLaren have the edge so far, but listen on to see who's feeling confident ahead of the race.

Free Practice 3

The drying track meant for a slow start to proceedings, quite a few drivers taking it very easy and not wanting to get wet, and a bit of a surprise grid. Glock was up at the top a lot, as was Piquet, but it was Kubica who made it stick.

Qualifying

Only one major surprise in qualifying, was the BMW split, with one into Q3 and one not out of Q1. At the top, though, the championship battle is really hotting up, with team policies looking like they might come into play.

Conclusions

It seems as though many people were actually satisfied with their qualifying performances today, even DC. The natural order of things looks to be set at Fuji Speedway, except for the aforementioned BMW out of place.