FIA release Japan conference line-up


Valtteri Bottas and Daniel Ricciardo are among the drivers chosen to face the press on Thursday ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix race weekend.

The aforementioned Aussie features in part one at 1500 local time alongside Williams duo Lance Stroll and Felipe Massa. Bottas, meanwhile, will sit down with the media afterward and will be joined by McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne and Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein.

Following Friday's practice sessions, Renault's Cyril Abiteboul, Mercedes' James Allison and Ferrari's Mattia Binotto will take their seats for the first part of the conference at 1600 local time.

They will then be replaced by Honda's Yusuke Hasegawa, Haas' Ayao Komatsu and Williams' Paddy Lowe.

The top three from qualifying and the race respectively will perform their usual media duties after each session.

Thursday, 05 October 15:00hrs

Part 1:

Felipe Massa (Williams)

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

Lance Stroll (Williams)


Part 2:

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)

Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber)

Friday, 06 October 16:00hrs

Part 1:

Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)

James Allison (Mercedes)

Mattia Binotto (Ferrari)


Part 2:

Yusuke Hasegawa (Honda)

Ayao Komatsu (Haas)

Paddy Lowe (Williams)


Saturday, 07 October – Post-Qualifying

Three fastest drivers from Qualifying


Sunday, 08 October – Post-Race

First three finishing drivers