Published On: Sun, Oct 13th, 2019

Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix LIVE: Updates from Suzuka as Hamilton, Vettel do battle | F1 | Sport


Sebastian Vettel set a new track record at Suzuka after an incredible lap.

The Ferrari star clocked a 1.27.064 as the Scuderia locked out the front row.

Mercedes have the second row, with Valtteri Bottas third and Lewis Hamilton fourth.

Max Verstappen will start fifth and Alexander Albon sixth.

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Sebastian Vettel starts on pole at the Japanese Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton attempts to place one hand on the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship.

Due to Typhoon Hagibis, qualifying was delayed until the early hours of Sunday morning, just before the race start time.

Saturday’s track activity was completely cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.

The weather caused havoc during qualifying, as both Kevin Magnussen and Robert Kubica both crashed out of the first qualifying session after colliding with the wall.



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