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Join us all weekend for updates on Alex's fourth Grand Prix of the 2024 Formula 1 season.
07 Apr 2024
Goodbye from Suzuka ๐Ÿ‘‹
A tough weekend for Alex as his race was cut short on the opening lap. Now it's time to reset and turn our attention to China in a couple of weeks time. See you then ๐Ÿซก
07 Apr 2024
RED FLAG ๐Ÿ”ด
Following Alex's incident a red flag has been waved here. That is the end of the race for our No.23, so unfortunate for Albono.
07 Apr 2024
CONTACT ON LIGHTS OUT ๐Ÿšฉ
It's a manic start as we go racing here, Alex makes contact with Ricciardo into Turn 3 - both spin out and crash into the wall. Alex is out the car safely and seems ok which is the most important thing.
07 Apr 2024
Almost time โณ
The grid clears as we are just moments away, tyre warmers off and Alex is locked in and ready to roll...
07 Apr 2024
Albono is in the zone
07 Apr 2024
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07 Apr 2024
10 mins til lights out! ๐Ÿ‘Š
Good afternoon, good morning, good evening to wherever you are in the world! Just 10 minutes to go til Alex goes racing in Suzuka...
06 Apr 2024
See you on race day ๐Ÿ‘‹
That's it for our live coverage from Suzuka today. Alex pushed to get the most out of his FW46, but a competitive running meant Q3 was just a stretch too far. Join us again tomorrow for race day!
06 Apr 2024
Not quite enough ๐Ÿ
Alex sets a 1:29.714 as Q2 comes to a close. Two tenths off getting through to Q3 and it will be a P14 start tomorrow...
06 Apr 2024
PIT to ALEX
"The tyres are in good shape"
06 Apr 2024
Rolling out for Q2 ๐Ÿ‘€
Alex heads onto track with fresh softs for his first out lap in Q2, three minutes remaining here...
06 Apr 2024
All quiet so far ๐Ÿ˜…
No sign of Alex yet in Q2, potentially saving the tyres here. Let's see...
06 Apr 2024
Q2 underway ๐ŸŸข
It's go time in Q2! We are all hoping to see Alex make Q3 for the first time this season - come on Albono!
06 Apr 2024
Alex sneaks through! ๐Ÿ’ช
Alex sneaks through to Q2 in P15! That was a close one ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ
06 Apr 2024
Q1 run over...
Alex heads back to the garage, that will be it for Q1. Albono in P14 currently...
06 Apr 2024
Moving up the leaderboard ๐Ÿ“ˆ
Alex sets a 1:29.963 to go P11 for now - will it be enough for Q2? Let's see...
06 Apr 2024
Heading back out ๐ŸŽ๏ธ
Albono heading back onto track for a second stint in Q1, time to push...
06 Apr 2024
Into the pits ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex heads back to the garage for now, seven minutes remaining...
06 Apr 2024
Lap time on the board ๐Ÿ’ช
Alex sets a 1:30.369 on his fresh softs - P8 for now...
06 Apr 2024
Onto track ๐Ÿ‘€
Alex is onto the circuit for his out lap! Let's go...
06 Apr 2024
Green light in quali ๐ŸŸข
It's go time here in qualifying, our No.23 still in the pits - come on Albono!
06 Apr 2024
A couple of mins away ๐Ÿ‘€
Two minutes til quali, let's go!
06 Apr 2024
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06 Apr 2024
Good afternoon from Suzuka! ๐Ÿค™
We are back from the Suzuka International Circuit! Qualifying is just 10 minutes away...
06 Apr 2024
See you for quali! ๐Ÿ‘‹
The morning ends with Alex in P11 here at Suzuka! We will be back in a few hours time for qualifying - see you then ๐Ÿซก
06 Apr 2024
That's it for practice! ๐Ÿซก
And just like that the practice sessions are over here at Suzuka! Alex currently doing some practice starts here post-session...
06 Apr 2024
Clock ticks to zero โฑ๏ธ
The timer ticks down to zero here as FP3 comes to a close, Alex still out on track for some final running here...
06 Apr 2024
Back out for the final minutes ๐Ÿ’ช
Alex heads back onto track for the final 5 minutes of running here at Suzuka...
06 Apr 2024
Parked up ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Albono heads back to garage after his running on the softs, ten minutes remaining here...
06 Apr 2024
Moving on up โฌ†๏ธ
Alex records a purple sector three to go 6th fastest with a 1:30.533!
06 Apr 2024
New rims ๐Ÿ‘€
Alex takes to the track once again, now with a fresh set of red-walled softs...
06 Apr 2024
20 mins remaining โณ
Final 20 minutes of practice here at Suzuka, Alex still currently in the garage...
06 Apr 2024
In the zone
06 Apr 2024
Back to the garage ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex heads back to the pits after completing 14 laps on his mediums...
06 Apr 2024
Long running ๐Ÿƒ
Alex still going on these mediums, getting some long running practice in here...
06 Apr 2024
Racking up some distance ๐Ÿ›ž
Alex getting some laps under his belt here on the medium tyre - nine laps so far on this current set...
06 Apr 2024
Box, Box ๐Ÿ“ฆ
Albono boxes after seven laps on his mediums and heads straight back out with the same set of tyres...
06 Apr 2024
Picking up the pace ๐Ÿ“ˆ
Albono sets a new time of the session with a 1:32.338...
06 Apr 2024
Lap time on the board
Alex sets a first lap time of the session, with a 1:32.595...
06 Apr 2024
Rolling back out ๐ŸŽ๏ธ
Alex back out of the pits and onto track - fresh mediums on his FW46...
06 Apr 2024
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06 Apr 2024
Back to the pit ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex heads back to the garage after a solitary lap...
06 Apr 2024
It's go time in FP3 ๐ŸŸข
Green light for FP3 here at Suzuka! Albono straight out onto track...
06 Apr 2024
Good morning ๐Ÿ‘‹
Good morning from Suzuka! FP3 is only a minute away... let's go Albono!
05 Apr 2024
Day 2 over ๐Ÿ‘‹
It's back to the garage for Alex with the close of FP2. Rain heavily postponing any normal running this afternoon at Suzuka - hopefully we will see dry conditions again tomorrow morning for the final practice of this weekend! See you then ๐Ÿซก
05 Apr 2024
And that's it ๐Ÿ
The clock ticks to zero as FP2 comes to a close, Albono looking to get some practice starts in after managing 3 laps during the heavily impacted session...
05 Apr 2024
Onto track for the final minute ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ
Let's go! Albono back out for the final minute of practice of today...
05 Apr 2024
Back to the garage ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex dives back into the pits after a solitary lap, slicks might be a step too far in the current conditions...
05 Apr 2024
ALEX to PIT
"Yeah it's ready for slicks"
05 Apr 2024
Finally back out! ๐Ÿ’ช
Seven minutes out from the end of the session and Albono finally emerges back onto track - still with the same set of inters as earlier...
05 Apr 2024
Into the pits ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex heads back into the garage after confirming the track is too dry for the inter tyres on his FW46.
05 Apr 2024
PIT to ALEX
"Track is potentially too dry for the inter"
05 Apr 2024
Ready to roll ๐Ÿ˜Ž
FINALLY! Albono rolls out with his fresh set of inters, let's go...
05 Apr 2024
Getting locked in...
05 Apr 2024
Is it time ๐Ÿ‘€
The track is starting to see some activity now, it must be a matter of time before Alex rolls out...
05 Apr 2024
Not a lot to report here ๐Ÿ˜…
Still no signs of any racing activity, all the cars really taking their time here - we are already half way into the session. Fingers crossed we will see Albono soon ๐Ÿคž
05 Apr 2024
Clouds forming ๐ŸŒง๏ธ
Rain increasing here with no cars on track currently - Alex's included...
05 Apr 2024
Cars finally on track ๐Ÿ˜…
First few drivers heading out finally! Race control confirms track should be dried up so hopefully we will see Albono fairly soon...
05 Apr 2024
Getting in the zone
05 Apr 2024
Waiting game โณ
No rush to go out here as Alex waits for the rain to clear and the track to dry - FP2 underway, but all other drivers currently doing the same thing for now...
05 Apr 2024
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05 Apr 2024
Change of conditions โ˜”๏ธ
Dampness in the air as we have seen some rain here ahead of FP2, TBC on how wet the track will be for Albono - let's see...
05 Apr 2024
FP2 incoming ๐Ÿ‘€
Good afternoon, good morning, good evening to wherever you are in the world! We are back from Suzuka for the second practice session of today - FP2 in five minutes...
05 Apr 2024
FP1 over ๐ŸŽฌ
The first practice session at Suzuka comes to a close - Albono ends the interrupted session in P12! See you in a few hours for FP2 ๐Ÿ‘‹
05 Apr 2024
Tyre swap ๐Ÿ”€
Alex dives into the pits to swap out his softs for some used mediums, back onto track for the final minute here!
05 Apr 2024
Box Box ๐Ÿ“ฆ
Alex boxes quickly before heading straight back out for the final minutes of this first practice session in Japan...
05 Apr 2024
Getting some distance in ๐Ÿ’ช
Alex getting some laps under his belt here, currently 12 laps completed...
05 Apr 2024
Picking up the pace ๐Ÿ“ˆ
Albono sets a new lap time of 1:31.943 - currently 11th fastest in this session...
05 Apr 2024
Go time again ๐ŸŽ๏ธ
Albono rolls back onto the Suzuka Circuit with fresh softs on...
05 Apr 2024
Session resumed โฏ๏ธ
Alex joins the queue of cars in the pit lane as the session gets back underway here in Japan. 18 minutes remaining here...
05 Apr 2024
Back to the garage ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Albono heads back into the garage following the red flag here. 25 minutes til the end of the session.
05 Apr 2024
Red flag ๐Ÿšฉ
It's a red flag here in Suzuka as Alex's teammate, Logan Sargeant, spins off the track and into the wall at Turn 7
05 Apr 2024
Time on the board ๐Ÿ’ช
Alex sets his first lap time of the session, recording a 1:33.841.
05 Apr 2024
Back on track ๐ŸŽ๏ธ
Alex rolls back onto the Suzuka Circuit minus the aero rakes, still on the same set of mediums as the previous stint...
05 Apr 2024
Picking up the data ๐Ÿ“Š
It's been a true session of testing so far for Albono - running a few different setups and aero rakes on the car in this opening 20 minutes of practice here at Suzuka...
05 Apr 2024
Into the garage ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Alex heads back into the garage with aero rakes over the sidepods on his FW46...
05 Apr 2024
Fresh wing ๐Ÿชฝ
Albono is back into the pits for a front wing swap before rolling back out...
05 Apr 2024
Box Box ๐Ÿ›ž
Alex dives into the pits after completing a lap before heading back out - no change to the tyres, still on the fresh mediums he initially went out on...
05 Apr 2024
Out lap ๐Ÿ
And Alex rolls out onto the Suzuka Circuit! Let's go...
05 Apr 2024
Green light in Suzuka ๐ŸŸข
And we are underway in FP1! All quiet from Alex's garage so far in the opening minutes...
05 Apr 2024
Konnichiwa ๐Ÿ‘‹
Good morning from Suzuka! After a week off, we are just 10 minutes away from the start of FP1 here in Japan - let's go Albono!
05 Apr 2024
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