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Sunday weather update - sunshine at Suzuka 04 Oct 2009

Suzuka circuit.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Japanese Grand Prix, Preparations, Suzuka, Japan, Thursday, 1 October 2009 Wheels and tyres for Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Japanese Grand Prix, Preparations, Suzuka, Japan, Thursday, 1 October 2009

Welcome to race day for the 15th round of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Japanese Grand Prix which returns to Suzuka Circuit.

The track is set for a continuation of Saturday's bright sunshine, with partial cloud and an ambient temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.

The race will run over 61 laps of the 5.807 kilometre (3.608 mile) circuit, or 307.573 kilometres (191.126 miles). It starts at 1400 hours local time, which is nine hours ahead of GMT.

There have been minor modifications to the track since the last race here in 2006, when engine failure for Michael Schumacher and resultant victory for Fernando Alonso cemented the Spaniard’s second world championship.