Formula 1 is having a moments and it’s attracting a new generation of fans to the speed, danger and a lifestyle of its rich and famous drivers. More countries want a status that a Formula 1 race brings too. After this weekend Grand Prix in in Japan driver will set off to the US, Mexico, and Brazil before the final race in Abu Dhabi. In this episode we look at how a sport that was considered esoteric, elitist and European is going global.
Fernando Alonso fastest, Mick Schumacher crashes out in wet Suzuka practice
Fernando Alonso set the pace in a wet first practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix as Mick Schumacher crashed out after the chequred flag. Alonso emerged with the fastest time after he made the most of a break in the weather to set 1:42.248 on intermediate tyres before another band of rain set in with 15 minutes remaining.
A reply showed the rear tyres of his car aquaplaning as he exited in the corner which pitched him into the spin that ended in the barriers. The damage looked significant and comes at an unfortunate time for Schumacher, who is fighting for his Formula One future as Haas considers replacing him with Nico Hulkenberg next year.
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