In the slow motion replays onscreen, hisÂ front left wheel lock-up created a miniature ‘typhoon’. For himself. It disrupted a clean lap until then, but he was outside Nico’s time through the entire mid-sector anyway. So pole may have been out of the question forÂ Roscoe’s masterÂ in the Japanese Grand Prix qualifying sessions.
Rosberg’s superb lap he said, was thanks to the unbelievably-quick car Mercedes have strung upÂ this weekend. The only piece of news that overshadowed team Mercedes’ 8th front row lock-out this season was from theirÂ countryman.
The quadrupleÂ & defending world drivers champion announced today that he’s not planning to continue with Red Bull in 2015! It was long rumoured that he would eventually Â replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari. Who in turn is rumoured to be moving to McLaren/Honda next year. But no other details were revealed â€“ so for the moment everyone is certain about Phanfone and its furious arrival but nothing is certain about the German and Spaniard’s future team identities.
Drama in Suzuka. A stormÂ that couldÂ affect the whole race. World Champions who are being cageyÂ about their drives next season. And teammates, who may just replicate a ‘Senna-Prost-Turn-1-incident’ to influence the 2014 world championship.
You cannot afford to blink.
P1 Rosberg â€“ Mercedes AMGÂ 1m 32.506
P2 Hamilton â€“ Mercedes AMG 1m 32.703
P3 BottasÂ â€“ Â Williams Martini Racing 1m 33.128