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Qualifying postponed until Sunday at Suzuka 09 Oct 2010

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Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Japanese Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Suzuka, Japan, Saturday, 9 October 2010 Charlie Whiting (GBR) FIA Delegate and Herbie Blash (GBR) FIA Delegate head for a reconnaissance lap of the track in the FIA Safety Car as qualifying is delayed due to the rain.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 16, Japanese Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Suzuka, Japan, Saturday, 9 October 2010

Qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix will now take place on Sunday morning after persistent heavy rain forced the session to be abandoned on Saturday afternoon.

Final practice had been a near washout in the morning, with only two drivers recording times, and with conditions worsening, the beginning of qualifying was delayed several times from its scheduled start of 14.00 local time.

The safety car was sent out periodically to check the state of the track, but with weather forecasts showing no sign of the rain easing - and with the afternoon light rapidly fading - stewards finally decided to call it a day at 15.18.

Sunday's qualifying session will start at 10.00 hours local time, 01.00 hours GMT, by which time conditions are expected to have improved.

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