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F1 Digest - Japan Free Practice - Serious tyre studying goes on as Friday practice is completed at Fuji

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A bright and sunny first day of action in Fuji, which meant there was actually very little of note. However, F1 Digest takes a quick look at what we saw and what the teams thought of their day.

Free Practice 1

A very quiet session, with Massa leaving it the longest before setting a lap time. Hamilton got an early glimpse of glory, whilst a couple of drivers ran wide off track.

Free Practice 2

Much more action, and the hot debate over which driver was on soft and hard tyres, impossible to tell. Glock and Trulli gave the plans plenty to see in FP1, and the former made it stick through FP2 as well.


The lack of bumps at this track compared to Singapore seems to be a bonus for the drivers, although grip and setup are top priorities. The long straight is causing some issues, and it will be interesting to see developments through the weekend.