Podium quotes - Sebastian Vettel: "I'm actually quite sad this season has come to an end. The last couple of races, really since the summer break, to win every race is unbelievable. The car has been phenomenal, just kept getting better. Today was an interesting race, I had a poor start, but was able to come back in the first lap, build a gap. Nice to control them but then in the pit stop, I was waiting for my tyres again, I think it was a bit of confusion going on as we had both cars coming in the same time... With the last laps, very difficult with the rain... extremely proud, big, big thank you to the team. Thanks to Renault."
Interview with Sebastian Vettel: "It's a bit different because it's dry at the moment and we haven't had any practice in dry sessions. It's difficult to get everything right, it's the same for everyone though."
It was a wet first practice session, with the Mercedes pair topping the times and Sebastian Vettel third fastest. The wet and intermediate tyres were in action, with no sign of Pirelli's test tyres for next year. The session was mostly incident free, despite the tricky conditions.