The complete 2009 Japanese GP review

The complete 2009 Japanese GP review

An in-depth look back at a race that saw Sebastian Vettel keep his title hopes alive with a dominant win, including every vital statistic you need to know from Suzuka


Practice 1 - Friday AM

Friday was wet - but all the forecasts suggested the rest of the weekend would not be, so there was little enthusiasm among the teams for racking up miles learning nothing of any relevance in practice.

Conditions did improve near the end of the morning, and it was Heikki Kovalainen who made the best of the improving grip to beat home hero Kazuki Nakajima to the fastest time.

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