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Fastest laps - Japanese Grand Prix 2015 - Mercedes back on the pace as Lotus improve

Lewis Hamilton easily set the fastest lap of the race, with Nico Rosberg not that far behind. Ferrari and Lotus went team by team next, with Max Verstappen outperforming his Toro Rosso machinery once again. Williams were surprisingly slow on pace considering their previous performance with the Mercedes power unit, whilst Red Bull really struggled around Suzuka.

Alonso's complaints may have had some grounding, considering he was the 16th fastest lap of the race, and Jenson Button the 18th - just ahead of the two Manor drivers.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.14533
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:37.14731
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:37.90632
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:38.03532
5Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:38.13639
6Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:38.16735
7Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.23732
8Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:38.24141
9Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.33143
10Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:38.36636
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.59150
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:38.59551
13Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.68616
14Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:38.89832
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:39.34328
16Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:39.61445
17Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:40.08839
18Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:40.12131
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:41.45244
20Alexander RossiManor Marussia F1 Team1:41.46735