Japan: Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two first practice
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes a one-two ahead of the Red Bulls in the opening practice at Suzuka for the Japanese GP.
Sebastian Vettel was the fastest for Red Bull in third, 0.611s off the pace.
His teammate Mark Webber took fourth, followed by Felipe Massa.
As a consequence of Jules Bianchi’s accident in this morning’s Free Practice 1 session, his allocated chassis MR02-02 has sustained damage that is repairable but not in sufficient time for him to take part in Free Practice 2. Jules will therefore sit out this afternoon’s session.
The spare chassis will be built up in time for Jules to resume running in Free Practice 3 on Saturday morning.
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