With the Suzuka circuit improving by nearly a second overnight, Mark Webber heads into qualifying with Free Practice Three bragging rights.
After sitting out Free Practice Two to repair chassis damage to his Marussia, Jules Bianchi was keen to make up for lot time, but as a result wouldn't be bothering the timesheets much. Running a heavy fuel load in an effort to gain precious race data, Bianchi was noticeably ragged through 130R – his Marussia bottoming out dramatically on the peripheral section of the fast left-hander.
Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne was one man not taking things easy on his STR8., jumping hard on the brakes during his in-lap on turn eleven to perform a diff-slip...
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