Nico Rosberg
Oct 10

F1: Hamilton Leads Mercedes 1-2 In First Practice At Suzuka

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during first practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during first practice for the Japanese Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton had the fastest lap in Friday’s opening practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, edging teammate and championship leader .

Hamilton’s time of 1 minute, 34.157 seconds around the circuit was just 0.330 seconds faster than Rosberg. Vettel was six tenths of a second off Hamilton’s time.

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Oct 6

F1: Live Updates! Sunday Korean GP On-Site Coverage

Sebastian Vettel (2nd R), Kimi Raikkonen (L), Romain Grosjean (R) and Red Bull Performance Engineeer Tim Malyon (2nd L) pose on the podium after Sunday's Korean GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

(2nd R), (L), (R) and Red Bull Performance Engineeer Tim Malyon (2nd L) pose on the podium after Sunday’s . (Photo: Getty Images)

Another weekend has come and gone, and once again, it’s Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel taking home the top spot. Although the race may be over, our coverage on SPEED.com is not. Stay tuned for updates from the Korea International Circuit.

 

Alonso Rues Lack Of Ferrari Race Pace

Fernando Alonso drives to a sixth place finish in Sunday's Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives to a sixth place finish in Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso admits that Ferrari didn’t have its usual race pace in Korea, having already realized after practice that it would be a tough weekend.

Alonso finished sixth at Yeongam, behind and .

“Normally on Sunday we have a good pace, but here also on Sunday we didn’t have the performance we expected,” he said. “We saw on Friday a little bit, the long runs were not as good as other Grands Prix, and we knew that maybe the race was tough, and unfortunately we confirmed this feeling today. We were not so good at the start, in Turn 3 we lost a position to Nico, and then we were all the race behind Hulkenberg, which obviously also doesn’t help the tires. We didn’t have the pace, but hopefully in we can come back to a better one and fight for the podium again.”

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Oct 5

F1: Live Updates! Saturday Korean GP On-Site Coverage

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start from pole in Sunday's Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Championship leader will start from pole in Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Welcome to SPEED’s Live Saturday blog from the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam-gun, South Korea. Keep it locked here for continuous coverage ahead of Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix.

 

Start Will Be Key To Beating Vettel, Says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton looks on during Korean GP practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

looks on during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton says it’s going to be tough to beat Sebastian Vettel in Korea tomorrow – and the start will be crucial to his chances of outrunning the World Champion.

“It’s going to be very hard,” he said. “That’s what it seemed a couple of years ago, or the last couple of years, to follow a car that is that competitive. Most likely if he gets away in the first lap, that’s it, unless he has a problem. So I’ve got to try to get him before that. The start of the race is crucial.”

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Oct 5

F1: Vettel Takes Pole For Korean Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel salutes the crowd after capturing pole for the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

salutes the crowd after capturing pole for the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel maintained his extraordinary dominance of Formula One on Saturday by claiming pole position for the Korean Grand Prix.

The German has now taken pole for three straight races and is aiming for a fourth successive win. He’s also chasing a hat trick of wins at the Yeongam circuit, and most importantly, a fourth consecutive F1 championship.

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