Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen qualified in 8th and 9th for tomorrow's Russian Grand Prix. The positions reflect the car's potential and as such the team and Alonso does not expect to make up much ground in the race. Raikkonen though is more optimistic, thanks to an improved set-up on his F14 T compared to Friday.
McLaren had a day of mixed fortunes at Sochi, particularly due to making a wrong set-up choice overnight. This meant FP3 was useless for the drivers. A decision to revert to Friday's set-up eventually paid off with a 4th and 6th fastest time.
Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat was overjoyed with his 5th place on the grid for tomorrow's Russian Grand Prix, improving on his best qualifying position in F1 to date. Team mate Jean-Eric Vergne struggled a bit in Q3 but still qualified 10th, making it a great opportunity for the team to score points during the race.
Lewis Hamilton has won the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, mastering the wet conditions following a delayed start. Nico Rosberg finished second and Vettel third following an early stop of the race due to a crash involving Jules Bianchi.