F1: Japanese Grand Prix – live!

5.39am BST

You never know, enough retirements in the race and he might nick a point.

Olympic gold medals: 4

Time it would take him to run around Suzuka:: 15 mins ⏱

Welcome to #F1, @Mo_Farah #JapaneseGP pic.twitter.com/xHNKqbqodH

5.37am BST

I don’t suppose we can come to Suzuka and talk about an F1 title race without the obligatory viewing of Senna vs Prost in 1990.

5.34am BST

Pit lane is open and cars on the track.

An interesting stat on the television coverage, no team has ever won a race at Suzuka from the second row of the grid. It’s bad news for the two Red Bull drivers, but a great advertisement for the big title clash between Hamilton and Vettel.

5.30am BST

After the various alterations and penalties the grid will look like this:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
4. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
5. Esteban Ocon (Force India)
6. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
7. Sergio Perez (Force India)
8. Felipe Massa (Williams)
9. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)
10. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
11. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
12. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
13. Roman Grosjean (Haas)
14. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)
15. Lance Stroll (Williams)
16. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
17. Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber)
18. Jolyon Palmer (Renault)
19. Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso)
20. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)

5.25am BST

Good afternoon (Suzuka time) wherever you are, and welcome to our coverage of the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.

To catch up on what’s already happened this weekend:

4.55am BST

Adam will be here shortly.

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Source: Formula 1

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