Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Suzuka, 2011

2011 Japanese Grand Prix practice in pictures

F1 picturesPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pictures from Friday’s practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Jenson Button is another driver wearing a special helmet this weekend.

He explained the change in the design: “My crash helmet for this weekend features the Japanese flag and the words ‘JB’ and ‘Jenson’ in Japanese on the sides and the back.

“It?s similar to the helmet I wore in Monaco, and I?ll be auctioning it off after the race to raise money for the people who?ve been affected by the earthquakes and tsunami here in Japan.”

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