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  • Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Alonso confident in Ferrari race pace
  • October 6, 2012: Fernando Alonso says Ferrari will be more competitive in race trim at Suzuka after he qualified in seventh and over a second off the pace for the Japanese Grand Prix

  • Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Hamilton laments 'big mistake' with set-up
  • October 6, 2012: Lewis Hamilton admits that "a big mistake" with set-up has left him uncompetitive after qualifying ninth for the Japanese Grand Prix

  • Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Kobayashi eyeing podium at Suzuka
  • October 6, 2012: Kamui Kobayashi is hoping to turn his third place grid position into a podium at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday

  • Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • RB8 'feels fantastic' - Vettel
  • October 6, 2012: Sebastian Vettel described his car as "fantastic" after securing pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix

  • Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying
  • Vettel heads Red Bull lockout
  • October 6, 2012: Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix as Red Bull locked out the front row at Suzuka

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP3
  • Vettel leads Webber in final practice
  • October 6, 2012: Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two in final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix as both McLarens failed to set a representative lap time on soft tyres

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP2
  • Grosjean confident car can improve
  • October 5, 2012: Romain Grosjean reckons there is more time to find from his Lotus over the Japanese Grand Prix weekend after setting the sixth fastest time in second practice

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP2
  • Alonso has good feeling after Friday practice
  • October 5, 2012: Fernando Alonso is not sure how competitive his Ferrari will be at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix, but said he had a "good feeling" after second practice

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP2
  • Button explains limited running
  • October 5, 2012: Jenson Button explained that a set-up change that couldn't be rectified within the timeframe of FP2 caused him to do limiting running in the afternoon practice session at Suzuka

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP2
  • Lotus won't run rear wing 'device' at Suzuka
  • October 5, 2012: Lotus will not run its rear wing 'device' at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix after it failed to offer a significant advantage in Friday practice

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP2
  • Hamilton praises 'awesome' MP4-27
  • October 5, 2012: Lewis Hamilton said that the McLaren MP4-27 "will be the best car I'll probably have for a while" at Suzuka after two competitive practice sessions on Friday

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP2
  • Qualifying will be crucial - Vettel
  • October 5, 2012: Sebastian Vettel believes qualifying will be crucial for the Japanese Grand Prix and is predicting a "very, very tight" session on Saturday

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP2
  • Webber tops Friday practice ahead of Hamilton
  • October 5, 2012: Mark Webber finished Friday's practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix on top after pipping Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time of the day

  • Japanese Grand Prix
  • McLaren confident gearbox problem is solved
  • October 5, 2012: McLaren is confident it will not suffer a repeat of the gearbox problem that forced Lewis Hamilton to retire from the Singapore Grand Prix and has resulted in a grid penalty for Jenson Button this weekend

  • Japanese Grand Prix - FP1
  • Button heads Hamilton in FP1
  • October 5, 2012: Jenson Button set the fastest time during a dry and warm FP1 session ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

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