Fernando Alonso’s future, Caterham’s financial situation and the threat of Typhoon Phanfone were the main talking points on Friday at Suzuka.
Mercedes are the class of the field as usual but Williams appear to have enjoyed a performance boost from their latest upgrades.
Caterham team principal Manredi Ravetto has denied the team is short of parts for its car and said it will be able to repair the damage Kamui Kobayashi suffered in a crash today.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen said he left plenty in reserve when he made his F1 race weekend debut in today’s first practice session at Suzuka.
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It was Mercedes one-two again in the second practice session but this time it was Lewis Hamilton who led the way.
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Pastor Maldonado is set to become the second driver this year to receive a penalty for using a sixth engine component.
Mercedes were first and second as usual in the first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg ahead by 15 hundredths of a second.
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Pictures from the build-up to the Japanese Grand Prix.
Typhoon Phanfone could have a severe effect on the Japanese Grand Prix and may even have consequences for the following round in Russia.
Don’t miss any of the Japanese Grand Prix sessions – here are the times for all of this weekend’s action.
Pirelli will supply the soft and medium tyres for the first Formula One race in Russia.
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