Vettel sets early pace from Hamilton in Suzuka

Vettel sets early pace from Hamilton in Suzuka”

When the session resumed with 23 minutes left on the clock, Ferrari sent both its drivers out on super-soft tyres, with Vettel - who had been 0.042 seconds behind super-soft-shod Hamilton in second when still on softs - eclipsing the Mercedes' previous benchmark by 0.211s to move to the top of the times.

The German set a benchmark time of one minute, 29.166 seconds around 15 minutes from the end of the 90-minute session to edge out championship leader Hamilton by 0.211 seconds.

Ferrari believes the engine problem Vettel and Raikkonen suffered in Malaysia is similar and while it has found a way to manage it for Japan, investigations are continuing to get a better understanding of why it happened.

Mercedes had struggled for pace in the sweltering heat of Singapore and Malaysia, where they were the third fastest team, but Hamilton made the most of his good fortune to claim a victory and a second to extend his championship lead. "Our vehicle has taken more pole positions and race wins than any other and we lead both championships". With Sebastian having a penalty in the last race we saw him come through but we didn't get to see him really run at the front, so that's exciting and I just hope that we have enough strength to be able to fight that.

"We've got improvements coming this weekend so hopefully that gives us a stronger platform just to battle". The exciting thing is to have the opportunity to fight, to remain in the fight.

Valtteri Bottas registered a 1:30.151 for Mercedes with Red Bull's Max Verstappen - who ambushed Hamilton to win in Malaysia last weekend - sixth fastest.

"So it is hard to compensate if we want to start last with an extra horsepower, or do we want to do a ideal weekend and try to score points?"

"I'm definitely under no illusion - I don't feel comfortable at all", he added. "Somebody mentioned something about Nico only wanting to finish second [at the final races of last year] but he was qualifying to get pole, he wasn't qualifying to get second position".

Organizers fuelled the cars for both races as a result, but a miscalculation meant all of the runners ran dry and stopped on-track before completing the eight-lap distance.

"For me, the goal is to continue to win races even if I don't have to win another grand prix through the rest of the year". I don't know if you guys can predict it but I still can't predict which races are going to work and which ones are not, because in the past when you've tried to predict it it's always wrong.

Like this


06 October 2017
KPMG South Africa finds no evidence that errors are 'systemic'
The accounting firm is seeking a meeting with the revenue authority to discuss the report, Mr Dlomu said. Pressed on this, the officials said they could not provide details of any criminal complaints filed.

06 October 2017
Trump Suggests Senate Intel Committee Investigate 'Fake News'
Tillerson didn't call him a "moron", so anybody reporting on it is in fact fake news and maybe even a "moron" themselves. He previously referred to the "fake news media" as the "enemy of the American people".

06 October 2017
Trump Praises First Responders in Vegas: A Grateful Nation Thanks You
But the president also acknowledged the magnitude of the loss of life and the shock of an evening of music and celebration ending in panic and carnage.

06 October 2017
Accidents like a massacre in Russian Federation ! 19 people died
The Moscow railway authority has given further details on the incident that took place this morning. According to the emergency ministry, the bus was travelling from Kazakhstan.

06 October 2017
Bomb threat at Cortland High School was 'not credible'
However, the investigation is ongoing and we are working with our local partners to expedite the investigation. Police arrested Toni Strickland without incident at her home at about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

06 October 2017
Naga Chaitanya Samantha Marriage Photos Pics
Presumably, the Premam actor was writing vows for his upcoming Church wedding that will happen on Saturday. Samantha had taken to her social media account to share the pictures of Kresha's latest creation.

06 October 2017
Research Report For Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)
Gotham Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Fifth Third Bancorp in the first quarter worth about $303,000. Over the past year, the price of Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB ) has increased 35.86% while the S&P 500 has increased 17.92%.

06 October 2017
White House says now is no time for gun debate
On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Mr Trump , who later headed to storm-damaged Puerto Rico with wife Melania, previously backed a ban on assault weapons.

06 October 2017
Suddenly, White House and NRA open to (a little) gun control
A backlash against " bump stock " gun accessories, which enable rifles to be turned into rapid-fire guns, grew in the U.S. Related: What is a bump stock, how does it work and is it legal? "That's how close it came to me", Feinstein said.

06 October 2017
NRA responds to Vegas massacre
Since it technically does not convert a semi-automatic rifle to an automatic, the device, according to the ATF, is legal. Carlos Curbelo was reportedly planning to introduce similar legislation in the House of Representatives.