Lewis Hamilton tops FP3 at Sochi.
Kevin Magnussen: “It was a pretty decent day for us today, and the car feels good”
Max Chilton: "This evening will give us a chance to reflect on the day a little more and hopefully we will come back stronger still tomorrow.”
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton ended the first session in P1 and P2 respectively, separated by less than a tenth of a second.
Lewis Hamilton overshadowed his nearest rival by more than eight tenths. McLaren rookie outpaced his teammate. Fernando Alonso in third in his Ferrari.
Mercedes drivers in top two spots ahead of Button and Alonso. Marussia to run single car ‘out of respect’ for Bianchi.
Mercedes pair tops free practice, Button only one tenth behind.
Another Mercedes battle for the Japanese GP Saturday practice.
The Finn completed 19 laps, while the Spaniard did 26.
Romain Grosjean P13 and Pastor Maldonado P16 on free practice at Suzuka.
Nico Hülkenberg: "We are all in the same boat when it comes to the weather and we will need to react to what the situation is.”
Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen drove faultlessly on Friday free practice.
Daniel Ricciardo: "I think we should be able to be third on the grid."
Williams objectives on Friday was aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work.
The team completed a total of 108 laps on a trouble-free day for both cars.
Mercedes pair one-two in the second practice session of Japanese GP with Bottas in third.
Another Mercedes showdown for the Japanese GP Friday practice 1.
Jean-Eric Vergne: The feeling was good and I’m confident that we have a competitive car this weekend.
Team completed more than 100 laps in Singapore.
A suite of new components was introduced for this weekend.
Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work
The E22 performed reliably today, with potential for further pace improvements.
Daniel Ricciardo had the third best time of the day behind the two Mercedes..
Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest time of the day during the second session.
Fernando Alonso has been displaced as the fastest man in Singapore, but not by much.
Kevin Magnussen: Hopefully, we should be able to get a good qualifying result.
Toto Wolff: "We need to work hard tonight to make sure the performance is at our full potential - and that our reliability is bullet proof."