Hamilton’s time of 1 minute, 34.157 seconds around the Suzuka circuit was just 0.330 seconds faster than Rosberg. Vettel was six tenths of a second off Hamilton’s time.Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Japanese GP, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, Suzuka
Another Formula 1 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 admits that Ferrari didn’t have its usual race pace in Korea, having already realized after practice that it would be a tough weekend.
“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 Suzuka we can come back to a better one and fight for the podium again.”Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Korean GP, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel
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 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.”Formula 1, Jules Bianchi, Korean GP, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel
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.Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Kimi Raikkonen, Korean GP, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel