2016 Japanese Grand Prix - Driver ratings

Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Japanese Grand Prix - Practice Day - Suzuka, Japan

Pascal Wehrlein - 22nd place - 6.5/10

Not Wehrlein’s finest weekend but he was hampered by a gearbox penalty which meant he was always set to start from the back row. Perhaps a focus on race set-up could then be used as a reason for losing out to Ocon in qualifying but in the race he was limited to following his team-mate until traffic started to split the pair. Two seconds apart a lap before their first stops became 16s after, and then Wehrlein got blue flags first to keep him adrift of those ahead.