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Old 10-06-2014, 11:10 AM
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Lightbulb Race Recap: 2014 Japanese Grand Prix is wet, woebegone

Filed under: Motorsports, Japan, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Racing, McLaren

Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in Japan on Sunday, causing a slow start to a very wet and strategy-heavy race, all of it overshadowed by the race-ending injury to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi.

Before that, Nico Rosberg made the most of two days of dry running, leading two of the three Free Practice sessions and getting his Mercedes AMG Petronas onto pole. Teammate Lewis Hamilton had been faster around the circuit in FP2, but a crash in FP2 and mistakes at the hairpin in qualifying seemed to remove him from his groove, leaving him in second place. The two Williams of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa were next but couldn't get within 0.6 seconds of Rosberg's time. Fernando Alonso put the first Ferrari in fifth, followed by Daniel Ricciardo in the first Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button in the two McLarens. Sebastian Vettel took ninth for Infiniti Red Bull Racing, while Kimi Räikkönen nabbed the last top ten spot for Ferrari.

For the first time all weekend, the clouds rolled in on Sunday morning, and they still haven't lifted.Continue reading Race Recap: 2014 Japanese Grand Prix is wet, woebegone

Race Recap: 2014 Japanese Grand Prix is wet, woebegone originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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