After Nico Rosberg finished fastest in the first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday morning at Suzuka, teammate and championship rival Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to hit back during FP2 later today.
You can watch the second practice session from Suzuka live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 1am ET.
Rosberg’s lap of 1:35.461 was quick enough to give him top spot on the timesheets, finishing just 0.151s ahead of Hamilton. However, at one of Formula 1’s most famous and legendary circuits, any advantage will do for Rosberg as he tries to regain some momentum after losing the lead of the drivers’ championship last time out in Singapore.
FP1 at Suzuka saw 17-year-old Max Verstappen become the youngest driver to ever take part in a grand prix weekend session, and the Dutchman put in a very impressive display to finish 12th in the final standings.
However, a late engine failure has left Toro Rosso with a big repair job on Friday afternoon, and regular driver Jean-Eric Vergne may not manage to get out during FP2 depending on the severity of the problem.
With rain forecast, FP2 could give us a taste of what wet running could be like in qualifying and the race later this weekend, making it an important session for the drivers and teams.
You can watch FP2 live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 1am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.