Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton completed the first two practice sessions at Suzuka today for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished in 5th and 7th positions respectively at the 2013 Formula 1 Korean GP.
Lewis qualified P2 after making two option-tyre runs in Q3, having come through Q2 with a single run. Nico suffered a puncture on his first run of the session in Q1 which forced him to use a set of option tyres in Q1.
The Mercedes drivers completed a total of 103 laps in today's three hours of running time, seven laps short of two race distances.
"It was definitely inappropriate" - Nico Rosberg
The 2012 Korean Grand Prix featured just 34 overtaking manoeuvres, the second fewest of the season after Monaco. One third of the 18 corners at Yeongam are taken at below 100 kph - a higher figure than at the Hungaroring.
Toto Wolff hopes for a title in upcoming seasons
The team retained P3 in the Constructors' Championship and is now seven points behind Ferrari.
The top 10 shoot-out began with all the drivers heading out on the supersoft tyre.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel grabs the pole in the final minutes to best Mercedes’s Nico Rosberg
Rivals close in but Vettel and Red Bull Racing continue to set the pace at the Marina Bay street circuit.
The two Mercedes drivers completed a total of 110 laps today across the two ninety-minute practice sessions.