Japanese GP: Hamilton sets commanding pace in FP2

The Mercedes driver hit the front during the early running on soft-compound Pirelli tyres, setting a best time of 1m28.911s. So strong was the pace of Mercedes that Hamilton's time would have been good enough for second overall, with teammate Valtteri Bottas the only driver to better it later in the session on supersofts. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was the first of the frontrunners to ... ... Keep reading