Britain's Jenson Button says McLaren still need to search for pace despite topping the timesheets.
Fernando Alonso was encouraged by Ferrari's improved showing in practice .
The German's afternoon session was slightly compromised by the shunt
As part of his preparations to take the wheel at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, Narain Karthikeyan will drive in the first practice session of next week's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
Rob Wilson is a man who should have every reason to join in the criticism of Michael Schumacher’s less than stellar comeback to F1 in 2010 (he first retired in 2006). Vinayak Pande
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Red Bull's Mark Webber blasted Lewis Hamilton's "mind games" after leading practice at the Japanese Grand Prix Friday, while Formula One great Michael Schumacher crashed heavily one day after announcing his retirement.
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has claimed pole position for the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix, qualifying ahead of teammate Mark Webber today.
Dominant double world champion Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix for the fourth year in succession on Saturday, with Mark Webber to start alongside the German on an all-Red Bull front row.
Sebastian Vettel has endured boos and his dominance has been called boring but he stands on the verge of true Formula One greatness by sealing his fourth straight world title this week in Japan.
Lewis Hamilton topped the time sheets in Friday's first free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix with runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel third fastest amid spins, run-offs and a flying wheel.
Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel avoided a rash of spins and crashes Friday to ominously time quickest in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix as he hunts his fourth successive world title.
Sebastian Vettel will battle mechanical problems as he tries to become the youngest driver to win four successive Formula One world titles at an emotional Japanese Grand Prix Sunday where a minute's silence for Maria de Villota was held.