Japanese GP Practice One: Valtteri Bottas ahead of Lewis Hamilton | F1 News

Japanese GP Practice One: Valtteri Bottas ahead of Lewis Hamilton | F1 News

Japanese GP Practice One: Valtteri Bottas ahead of Lewis Hamilton | F1 News

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Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok is at the SkyPad to analyse all the best action from Practice 1 of the Japanese GP.

Sky F1’s Karun Chandhok is at the SkyPad to analyse all the best action from Practice 1 of the Japanese GP.

Valtteri Bottas edged out Lewis Hamilton in an impressive start for Mercedes at the start of what is set to prove a condescend Japanese GP weekend.

With the expected impact of Typhoon Hagibis meaning all Saturday’s running has been cancelled and qualifying moved until Sunday morning at Suzuka – at 2am UK time, four hours ahead of the race – teams have just two practice sessions to prepare their cars.

In bright, warm and calm conditions on Friday morning, Mercedes made by far the fastest start with Bottas and Hamilton one second clear of the chasing pack.

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