Grosjean builds a Tyrrell; other drivers hold a FIFA tournament!

Suzuka, Japan

Japanese Grand Prix – With no track action on Saturday, the drivers were left scrabbling for activities to pass the time until the Grand Prix resumes.

With Typhoon Hagibis hitting the Suzuka area on Saturday, Formula 1 made the call to cancel all track activities for the day with the safety of everyone involved in mind. As a result, it meant that everyone had to take a day off right in the middle of a Grand Prix weekend – something that doesn’t happen very often.

As a result, the drivers were left kicking stones and trying to figure out how to pass the day until the scheduled resumption of the weekend on Sunday morning.

Romain Grosjean retired to his hotel room armed with a Tamiya kit of a Tyrrell P34 and proceeded to get his fingers sticky as he painstakingly assembled and painted it over a few hours.

Once complete, he showed it off on Twitter, prompting 1979 F1 World Champion Jody Scheckter to invite Grosjean to his farm in South Africa to see the real car!

Elsewhere, Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, George Russell, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo holed up in their hotel to play FIFA for a few hours…

Robert Kubica and Daniil Kvyat were spotted in an arcade playing racing games against each other:

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