Things got heated last week in the 2016 Formula 1 world championship. Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes failed on him whilst he had a massive lead, giving Nico Rosberg, who finished third, a major advantage in the driver’s championship.
Red Bull Racing capitalized on Mercedes downfall, taking a 1-2 at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit and putting the pressure on Ferrari to retake 2nd in the constructors championship.
This weekend the field heads to Japan’s Suzuka Circuit where it looks like once again Mercedes-AMG Petronas will have the advantage. Ferrari looked quicker than RBR in Free Practice 1 and 2 today, but we won’t know either team’s true pace until Saturday’s qualifying session.
You can catch qualifying for the Japanese GP on NBC Sports at 2 a.m. ET on Saturday , Oct. 8, followed by the race on Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will also live stream both qualifying and the race.