Pole position at Suzuka was won by just nine-thousandths of a second last year – and it looks set to be similarly close again.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said their wind tunnel problem has had an effect on the development of their car.
Who’s your tip for victory in this weekend’s race? If you can predict the pole sitter and top five finishers you could be in with a chance of winning one of several great F1 prizes.
Mark Webber was quickest at Suzuka on Friday’s second practice session in which several drivers had crashes and incidents.
The two McLaren drivers headed the times at the end of the first practice session at Suzuka.
In the round-up: Alonso says Hamilton has made a “good change” ?σΤιΌ?σ Stewart says Schumacher’s retirement is overdue ?σΤιΌ?σ Hamilton wants to “develop a winning team”
Follow the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix second practice session on F1 Fanatic Live.
Follow the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix first practice session on F1 Fanatic Live.