Mercedes Silver Arrows teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg topped the times in Free Practice 1 for the Japanese Grand Prix. The clocked times of 1:34.157 and 1:34.487 respectively. Red Bull teammates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber went third and fourth quickest with laps of 1:34.768 and 1:34.787. They were the only four drivers to get below the one minute 35 second barrier.
The ambient air temperature at the start of the 90-minute session was 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius), and the track temperature was 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36 degrees Celsius.)
Mark Webber was the first out on the 18-turn 3.608-mile (5.807-km) Suzuka circuit. The Red Bull team had replaced his chassis...
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