Japanese GP (2015)
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Nico Rosberg: "I really hope for a clean race, it will be a great battle with Lewis.
Christian Horner admits that the Japanese Grand Prix was a “race to forget” for Red Bull Racing after neither driver scored points for the first time this season.
Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen says overtaking Fernando Alonso was the highlight of his Japanese Grand Prix.
Rossi ended the 53 lap race in 18th position, ahead of his team-mate Will Stevens in 19th place, and in a reversal of their starting positions.
The normal order was restored at Suzuka following Mercedes' struggles in Singapore but, thanks to the TV cameras mostly ignoring the German cars, fans did not see Lewis Hamilton's charge to victory. Here is what you missed.
Max Verstappen: "To go from P17 to P9 at a track like this one is a good result and I’m happy to have scored points again, it was a very good day!”
Romain Grosjean took seventh, with Pastor Maldonado finishing just 1.3 seconds behind him in eighth.
Nico Hulkenberg finished in sixth place and Sergio Perez suffered a puncture on the opening lap, which cost the Mexican the chance of scoring points.
Tenth podium of the season for Vettel
McLaren chief Ron Dennis has confirmed that Jenson Button will partner Fernando Alonso at McLaren next year, following Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
Lewis Hamilton extended his F1 World Championship lead with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, his second success at Suzuka on the trot.
Performance gap of approximately 0.8 seconds between Hard and Medium.
Christian Horner: “He [Daniil Kvyat] will have to start from pit lane and has nothing to lose so he will be running an aggressive race."
Valtteri Bottas: "We have limited data on tyre wear due to the conditions yesterday, but starting third we need to target the podium tomorrow."
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen qualify fourth and sixth
Nico Rosberg: "It seems that we are coming back stronger here than in Singapore."
Formula 1 drivers are bracing themselves for a tough and unpredictable Japanese Grand Prix thanks to the higher tyre pressure limits laid down by Pirelli.
As Force India battles Lotus for the fifth spot in the constructors' championship, Sergio Perez has set his eyes on beating the Enstone team on Sunday in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg will start the Japanese Grand Prix from pole position after beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to the top spot in qualifying.
Nico Rosberg set the pace in the first dry running of the Japanese Grand Prix weekend at Suzuka, ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.
Nico Rosberg’s concerns that he’s worse off with engines than Mercedes teammate and world title rival Lewis Hamilton have been eased as he ran his new-for-Monza engine in practice at Suzuka today.
Sebastian Vettel: "I think we were not where we wanted to be"
Lewis Hamilton: "There is nothing we really learned today so everything needs to be done tomorrow."
Daniil Kvyat was cautious on Red Bull’s prospects for the Japanese Grand Prix weekend despite topping a rain-affected second practice session, saying the timesheets “mean nothing.”
Rookie Carlos Sainz Jr topped an official Formula 1 session with Toro Rosso for the first time in his short career in the opening free practice session at Suzuka.
Kimi Raikkonen says he will support Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel if the German becomes a serious title contender in the coming weeks.
McLaren will test new gearbox solutions in Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix in the wake of its double failure in Singapore last weekend.
Sebastian Vettel insists that Mercedes remains clear favourite for the Formula 1 world championship, despite his Singapore Grand Prix triumph.
Manor team principal John Booth has admitted that this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix will be an emotional one for the team as it returns to the scene of Jules Bianchi’s fatal accident.
New September date could lead to warmer conditions.