Ty­phoon-hit Ja­pan GP qual­i­fiers now on Sun­day

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Suzuka: The Ja­panese Grand Prix’s en­tire Satur­day track pro­gramme, in­clud­ing qual­i­fy­ing, has been can­celled as “vi­o­lent” Ty­phoon Hag­ibis bears down on the Suzuka cir­cuit, race or­gan­is­ers an­nounced on Fri­day. Qual­i­fy­ing will be resched­uled to 10am (0100 GMT) Sun­day, with fit­ting in Ja­pan from an up­grade pack­age to their W10 cars, were al­most a sec­ond quicker than the Fer­raris of Se­bas­tian Vet­tel and Charles Le­clerc, who were third and fourth on the tim­ing sheets. The Red Bulls of Max Ver­stap­pen and Alex Al­bon came next on a con­densed rac­ing week­end.

For­mula One team boss fined for call­ing stew­ard ‘stupid’:

Out­spo­ken Haas For­mula One team prin­ci­pal Guen­ther Steiner was on Fri­day fined 7,500 euros ($8,250) and warned about his fu­ture be­hav­iour for call­ing a race stew­ard “stupid” and “id­i­otic” at the end of the Rus­sian Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Steiner was hauled in front of a hear­ing at the Ja­panese Grand Prix on Fri­day where stew­ards ruled he had caused “moral in­jury to FIA of­fi­cials”.

Steiner launched his tirade over team ra­dio af­ter Kevin Mag­nussen was given a five-sec­ond time penalty for re­join­ing the track in­cor­rectly af­ter go­ing off at turn two dur­ing the Sochi race.

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