Japanese GP Friday practice 1 results: Rosberg on top

Another Mercedes showdown for the Japanese GP Friday practice 1.

Once again, Mercedes dominated: Nico Rosberg set a fast time early in the session and was never caught. Max Verstappen made history by becoming the youngest driver ever in F1.

Condition: sunny in general
Wind Speed: 1.8 m/s
Pressure: 1003 mbar
Humidity: 63%
Track: 38°C
Air: 28°C

 

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.461   27
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:35.612 0.151 26
3 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:36.037 0.576 19
4 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:36.576 1.115 25
5 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:37.187 1.726 19
6 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.327 1.866 24
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:37.466 2.005 27
8 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.649 2.188 24
9 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:37.686 2.225 26
10 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 1:37.714 2.253 26
11 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:38.012 2.551 22
12 38 Max Verstappen STR-Renault 1:38.157 2.696 22
13 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1:38.324 2.863 10
14 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:38.582 3.121 9
15 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:38.851 3.390 21
16 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1:39.046 3.585 19
17 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1:39.097 3.636 26
18 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:39.318 3.857 18
19 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1:40.031 4.570 18
20 45 Roberto Merhi Caterham-Renault 1:41.472 6.011 24
21 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1:41.580 6.119 10
22 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1:41.757 6.296 15

 

For the complete results, visit our Formula One result pages.

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Series Formula 1
Event Japanese GP
Sub-event Friday practice 1
Track Suzuka
Drivers Jenson Button , Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Felipe Massa , Nico Rosberg , Pastor Maldonado , Sebastian Vettel , Adrian Sutil , Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez , Romain Grosjean , Daniel Ricciardo , Max Chilton , Esteban Gutierrez , Marcus Ericsson , Jules Bianchi , Roberto Merhi , Valtteri Bottas , Kevin Magnussen , Daniil Kvyat , Max Verstappen
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Force India , Williams
Article type Practice report