Hamilton continues to set pace in 3rd practice at Japanese GP

Suzuka: Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), clocked the fastest time in the third free practice session at the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix (GP) at Suzuka, while Germany’s Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) was second on Saturday.

Hamilton, currently enjoying a 50 point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship after winning the Russian Grand Prix last week, was also fastest during both sessions on Friday, ahead of Vettel, reports Efe news.

The German has just five races left to haul in the runaway leader in the Mercedes.

The Japanese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday.