The Formula One circus heads to Suzuka, Japan, this weekend with the title race well and truly underway. Nico Rosberg holds a 24 point lead and is in a brilliant position to seize a maiden world title, with two wins likely enough to leave Hamilton on the mat and out for the count. However, this being a season of twist and turns, Rosberg won't be putting all of his eggs into one basket; one retirement much like Hamilton faced last week in Sepang could gift the title to the Briton.
As the weekend got underway, Rosberg was the fastest of the two in practice sessions, in front of an impressively packed Suzuka circuit. Admittedly less than a tenth of a second faster, Rosberg will be hoping to take his form into qualifying and race day nonetheless.
To shake things up even further, rain is expected during quali and the race itself, so let's not count all our chickens in the title race just yet.